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Recreational Therapists (Overview)

Recreational therapists use various activities to improve the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals with illnesses or disabling conditions. Such activities may involve arts and crafts, animals, sports, dance, and music.


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Do recreational therapists help adults?

Do recreational therapists help adults?

Absolutely: We have a rec therapist at our rehab hospital. They can be very helpful to people with a variety of medical conditions. They can help people re-discover activities that they used to enjoy but now do not do because of an injury or illness, they can helop disabled adults learn new pleasurable activities. In nursing facilities, they can lift the spirits of many people. ...Read more

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Recreational Therapists (Overview)

Recreational therapists use various activities to improve the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals with illnesses or disabling conditions. Such activities may involve arts and crafts, animals, sports, dance, and music.


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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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Are most occupational therapist assistants women?

Not in the : Hospital where i work. Don't go for stereotypes! do what you want to do! men make great nurses! great physical therapists! great occupational therapists! and great techs! ...Read more

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Do cardiac rehabilitation programs address sex?

Do cardiac rehabilitation programs address sex?

Yes: As cardiac rehab involves supervised exercise and advising the patient as to what types of exercise can be done, the issure of sexual activity should be discussed with the patient. ...Read more

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How are prenatal massage therapists licensed?

How are prenatal massage therapists licensed?

Read below: Parental massage therapists are regular massage therapists that work with pregnant women primarily. They get their certification through their school and taking boards in their specialty. ...Read more

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What do recreational therapists do?

What do recreational therapists do?

Play: Kidding. They use recreational activities as ways to help people overcome emotional, physical and mental problems. Crafts, sports, interactive games, fun events are all helpful with dementia patients as well as psychiatric patients. ...Read more

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Do people recreationally abuse propoxyphene?

Do people recreationally abuse propoxyphene?

Of course...: Anything that can cause a mental “change in state”, will be used or abused by someone to achieve a brain change. Some substances, like alcohol, cause a reliable change in state that is similar from person to person. Other substances, like propoxyphene, produced a more unreliable change & only at higher, more dangerous doses. Also, it's not available in usa anymore. ...Read more

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Any sports teens with physical disabilities cannot participate in?

Any sports teens with physical disabilities cannot participate in?

Special Olympics: Teens with physical disabilities are able to do many sports. By this age they are generally aware of their physical limitations, such as neck instability, hypermobile joints or heart or lung limitations. They can be directed by their primary physicians with the help of special olympics to find a sport they can excel in. ...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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Can a mental health occupational therapist open their own practice and do psychotherapy sessions?

Can a mental health occupational therapist open their own practice and do psychotherapy sessions?

An Occupational: therapist can sessions - but not psychotherapy. Who is doing this? Unless they have a mental health license like Licensed social worker, Marriage family counselor, licensed psychologist, Licensed mental health counselor then No. ...Read more

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What are psychologists, psychiatrists, and clinical social workers trained to do?

What are psychologists, psychiatrists, and clinical social workers trained to do?

Disciplines: A psychiatrist is first an md who learns about all of medicine and can diagnose medical conditions vs psychiatric and prescribe medicines. Psychologists study the mind and behavior and have expertise in research models and psychologic treatments. Social workers do similar but usally from a system perspective of the person in society and family. All can do therapy and may ofter helpful ideas. ...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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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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Are acupuncturists doctors or therapists?

Are acupuncturists doctors or therapists?

Depends: This depends on the individual acupuncturist. Some are doctors that have received additional training in acupuncture. Others are specially trained "therapists". ...Read more

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How do social workers collaborate with social services?

How do social workers collaborate with social services?

Communication...: Most collaborative efforts are done with either computers(email), fax; or, the good old fashion telephone. ...Read more

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What role do social workers play in children with mental health problems?

What role do social workers play in children with mental health problems?

Several roles: Social workers can play many roles in the lives of children with mental health problems. Two of the more common is helping to gain access to helpful services and providing direct counseling services. This can be done through both private and public agencies, within and outside of a hospital or clinic. ...Read more

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