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Passive Range Of Motion Exercises For Upper Extremity Occupational Therapy
OT: Range of motion exercises are usually restricted to the upper extremity joints including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and fingers. They typically involve isotonic exercises with theraband of varying resistances and through a range of active range of motion. ...Read more
Occupational therapy is a type of physical therapy to improve one's engagement of activities of daily living and their occupation. It includes reintroducing daily tasks of living including physical and mental task to help one improve a type of disability. Hand therapy is also a ...Read more
4 weeks of therapy for my right hip with no improvement of pain reduction or range of motion. Mri came back normal. What is could be the problem?
I've been going to physical therapy for my rotator cuff for about 4 weeks. I've noticed some increase in my range of motion but still get bad shoulder pain. What should I do?
Tkr 3 months ago and formed severe scar tissue. Range of motion 87° @ 8 weeks. Manipulation did not work. Now 100° @ 13 weeks with spa therapy. Should I have scar tissue removed now?
Keep with it: 100 degrees is ok. It is more important to have full extension. Whatever you had pre-surgery for flexion is often what you have post surgery +10-15 degrees. So if you had 100 degrees of flexion prior to surgery don't expect more than 110 or so. Don't get more surgery if you don't have to. ...Read more
AROM: Arom is an acronym standing for "active range of motion." that is for the individual who actively moves his extremity joint through a range of motion without any assistive help; prom is an acronym for "passive range of motion" is under the power and assistance of the therapist or examiner testing range of motion. ...Read more
Can you please tell me about the active range of motion and passive range of motion tests for a torn acl?
Exam for ACL-"ROM": Passive motion is movement caused by some outside force. Active motion is movement you generate yourself. These are not specific tests for an acl tear. The acl provides stability to a knee, so if there is a significant tear, there will be too much motion of one leg bone sliding over the other bone. This is "translation" of the femur on the tibia vs flexion (bending) or extension (straightening). ...Read more
Passive motion refers to the range of motion the spine is capable of when induced by out side forces. Active motion is what it can do when your own muscles are activated.
Injury or spasm of muscles can reduce both active rom and passive rom. ...Read more
Please help! What is the difference, if any, between occupational health and occupational therapy in relation to children?
Get reliable input: Ask several evidence-based physicians. You're desperate & afraid, and there are many "unproven" (at best!) treatments offered for kids with neurodevelopmental disease. Any treatment, no matter how silly / "based on our theory" will seem to work if it is labor-intensive. But if I were a 14 year old, I simply would not allow myself to be rubbed for long periods of time with a dish brush. ...Read more
Which out of nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or diagnostic radiography should I apply for?
Career: No one can answer that question except you! Learn as much as you can about each field, talk to people who are in it, and figure out which one, if any, interests you and suits your lifestyle and goals. Good luck in whatever you choose. ...Read more
Do you think there will be a return of occupational therapy to mental health? I really want to be a mental health OT.
Mental health: I really doubt it - our healthcare is being destroyed right in front of our eyes. Mental health has been denied for many years and along with it the OT. ...Read more
I'm a male and interested in Occupational therapy. Is it unacceptable or frowned upon for a make to be on OT since it's a female dominated profession?
All medical, dental, engineering & their allied professions encompass LGBT & male'/female workers. However, OT & Nursing since 1971 have barely dented, still hovering near 90%, F : M ratio.
You'd be bucking the trend...go 4 it!! ...Read more
Do you think there be a revival of Occupational therapy in mental health? Nowadays it seems like they function more like PT's in the clinic.
Occupational: Therapy is a growing field today. Getting into a college program for it as an OT or OT Assistant is competitive. PTs have their place also but both professions are good. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Could the combination of acupuncture and occupational therapy help relieve damaged nerves in an arm?
24 months psychology therapy, occupational therapy, meditation, SSRI, yoga, group therapy, benzos, Not working! Can't get rid of anxiety! What do?
See details: Referral from your doctor, assuming there is a good reason to get to ot in the first place. ...Read more
It depends: The duration of therapy depends on the type of injury and what other treatments have been done. For a new injury it is fairly typical to have 2-3 sessions per week for 3 weeks. ...Read more
Why is there such a decline in mental health occupational therapy? Do you think it will make a comeback because their services in MH are very useful.
Occupational Therapy: Is an important field. It can be difficult to get into a program of study for it. OTs and OT assistants work in lots of health care settings. I was not aware that they are being under-utilized in MH settings. Peace and good health. I'm sure OT can facilitate progress there. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on the disability. The term occupational therapy is really inaccurate. In most cases it has nothing to do with an occupation. Ots are trained to help people with disabilities learn compensatory strategies to maximize their function. They also tend to focus on problems related to use of the upper extremities in particular. Ots work with kids all the time and are extremely helpful. ...Read more
Not necessarily: While it certainly is possible to focus on an element of occupational therapy that affects populations, most often it is very targeted to individual needs. So, while it is quite possible to combine the two areas of interest in specific ways, i'd say it isn't an automatic association. ...Read more
Is it true that mental health occupational therapy is now obsolete and has been removed from the list of "mental health providers? "
Is occupational therapy assisting a growing or declining field? I heard OT is being swallowed up my physical therapy
Still in need: They are important because they help physicians with assessing disability for patient and workplace restrictions ...Read more
Are there any other treatments for lissencephaly other than physical and occupational therapy I should know of for my 4 month old baby?
No treatments: He will likely need speech therapy as he gets older. He needs a good pediatric neurologist and a geneticist. A Developmental Pediatrician may also be helpful. I would find a primary care pediatrician who has experience in caring for kids with chronic illness. I see the complex kids in my practice every 3 months. Keep up the good work! ...Read more
No: Occupational therapists are trained in mangagement of upper extremity or arm problems. They also assist patients with functional transfers (bathroom) and activities of daily living. A behavioral therapist or psychologist would be more appropriate for a patient with bipolar disroder. ...Read more
Debilitating hypochondriasis, tried psychotherapy, occupational therapy, meditation, anti depressants, yoga, benzodiazpanes, nothing works?! what do I do?
RECOMMEND: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is structured with lots of homework. The main thing which will determine if therapy will work is YOU. ...Read more
Specialization: In general terms, occupational therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy. Pts may focus on treating an injury and healing the body. Ots focus on assisting the patient with daily activities/occupations. It can be activities like self care (eating, cleaning, dressing, cooking), mobility (opening doors, using equipment), or work (keyboard, work station, operating work tools). ...Read more
It's PT for hands: OT is a sub-specialty of PT that concentrates on restoring function to the hands. Depending on the underlying condition OT can be crucial for restoring function and getting rid of pain and swelling associated with injury or post surgical repair. OT provides instruction and monitoring but patient has to do the hard work of sticking with the exercises to get the desired results. ...Read more
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