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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Occupational Therapists (Definition)

Occupational therapists are healthcare professionals that work with people who are physically or mentally disabled or injured to recover the ability to normally engage in ...Read more


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Occupational therapists work in what types of settings?

Occupational therapists work in what types of settings?

Occupational Therapi: They can work in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living places, physicians offices, adult day care centers, physical therapy centers and your own center if you want, schools for developmentally chalanged, and home health agencies working at patients homes. ...Read more

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Do occupational therapists have to under pharmacology?

Do occupational therapists have to under pharmacology?

Here's a sample...: ...Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Curriculum. See what you think. Ref: http://www.utica.edu/academic/gce/ot/curriculm.cfm ...Read more

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What do occupational therapists do in the psychology setting?

What do occupational therapists do in the psychology setting?

Help w/ functioning: Ot's are a vital part of the best treatment teams. They assist patients with mental disorders in improving their functioning. Treatment is provided both individually and in groups. Psychiatric ot's tend to rely on a rehabilitation model. They address the significant functional impairment that accompanies so many mental disorders by re-engaging the patient in productive activities. ...Read more

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I read mental health occupational therapists in Canada can now perform psychotherapy. Is this a recently new trend?

I read mental health occupational therapists in Canada can now perform psychotherapy. Is this a recently new trend?

Not really new: Occupational therapists have always dealt with the consequences of chronic disease, and have provided counseling to numerous patients. Suppose we could call some of this "psychotherapy". But historically, not only psychiatrists and psychologists, but also clergy and social workers and speech therapists have provided psych support. ...Read more

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What do occupational therapists in mental health do? Do they get involved with any type of advising/ counselling sessions?

What do occupational therapists in mental health do? Do they get involved with any type of advising/ counselling sessions?

OT: They assess & treat patients with physical, mental & cognitive impairments. They also identify & eliminate environmental barriers to independence & participation in daily activities. They educate patients & caretakers regarding activities of daily living. They work closely with professionals in Physical therapy, Speech therapy, Nursing, Social work & the Community. ...Read more

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Can occupational therapists diagnose anything?

Can occupational therapists diagnose anything?

Can detect abnormali: Occupational therapist design a plan to treat a motor or cognitive deficit that affects a person ability to perform activities of daily living, and while doing it they may be able to find out further abnormalities and refer the patient to their referring doctor for proper diagnosis and treament. ...Read more

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Do occupational therapists make mental health diagnostics?

Do occupational therapists make mental health diagnostics?

No, not usually.: They can be separately licensed and work in the capacity of an OT, and then can diagnose. Usually, they treat based upon the needs of an individual, which follows from the diagnose gleaned elsewhere. ...Read more

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What do occupational therapists in mental health do? They get involved with counseling or educating patients?

What do occupational therapists in mental health do? They get involved with counseling or educating patients?

Teach living skills: Occupational therapists assist patients to improve their ability to function in life by focusing on improvement of activities and instrumental activities of daily living. They assess motor and cognitive abilities and assist people w/ disabilities in grooming, bathing, dressing themselves, & functioning in a work place. They counsel, help clients problem solve & teach the use of adaptive equipment. ...Read more

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How do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries to ambulate safely?

How do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries to ambulate safely?

Training: Depending on the eye injury and amount of vision loss, they show them ways of judging their environment that don't involve using one or both eyes. ...Read more

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Do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

Do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

They Should: There are societies for the blind in most metropolitan areas. These tend to be custom made for visual problems. Different eye diseases cause different losses and different disabilities. But ot could certainly help with doing daily activities with decreased or no vision. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

Can you tell me how can occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

Training: Occupational therapists are trained to teach skills in the job market for people with physical infirmities and functional problems. Those who have lost vision can still find many employment opportunities but may not be aware of the availability of jobs and certainly would need training to be eligible for those jobs. ...Read more

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I have osteoporosis ( T-score 3.5). My physical therapist advices me to lift heavy weights (20 kg) while bending forward and on my trunk, am i at risk?

I have osteoporosis ( T-score 3.5). My physical therapist advices me to lift heavy weights (20 kg) while bending forward and on my trunk, am i at risk?

Osteoporosis: Exercise program for osteoporosis should be extension based and avoidance of weighted flexion exercises is advised. Flexion exercises put you at risk for compression fracture. Should emphasize neutral spine and extension based exercises. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is an occupational therapist?

Could you explain what is an occupational therapist?

OT: Occupational therapists treat patients with injuries, illnesses, or disabilities through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does an occupational therapist do?

Hello doctors, what does an occupational therapist do?

Upper extremity pt: Concentrates on upper extremity dysfunction and from occupational, sports, trauma, post surgical are able to supervise physical therapy and restore function in a safe manner also with spinal cord injury and stroke patients help with adaptive aids for feeding grooming etc. ...Read more

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How will an occupational therapist help me use my prosthesis?

How will an occupational therapist help me use my prosthesis?

For upper extremity : For upper extremity prosthesis an ot will be critical to help with adapting and training for functional use of the prosthesis. In the case of a lower extremity prosthesis there is a need to learn how to incorporate the use of the prosthesis with daily life activities such as bathing, dressing, cooking, home management and community reentry. In this case ot will generally work closely with pt. ...Read more

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What are skills, salary of an occupational therapist assistant?

What are skills, salary of an occupational therapist assistant?

Degree and License: Ota's require two years of college and a state license. Salaries commensurate with experience and location in the $40k's. ...Read more

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How are an occupational therapist and a physical therapist different?

Many : Both are therapists (not physicians) that work to improve overall function in different ways. Occupational therapist work primarily to improve functional activities such as bathing or dressing. The physical therapists tent to treat physical problems affecting mobility (walking). There are many more differences and overlap between what they do (too long to detail here). ...Read more

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How many years of schooling will I need to become an occupational therapist?

Occupatinal therapis: To get a degree in occupational therapy you need to have 4 years of college to be admitted to masters course for occupational therapy. ...Read more

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