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What kind of work do you do as an occupational therapist?

What kind of work do you do as an occupational therapist?

OT: An ot helps people of all ages to improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living & working environments. They help people with disabilities to improve their skills, such as motor functions & reasoning skills. Examples are using computers, cooking, dressing, eating, muscle strength, visual acuity, problem solving, etc. ...Read more

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How do you do shoulder impingement therapy?

How do you do shoulder impingement therapy?

Physical therapy: A certified physical therapist will evaluate your specific condition and formulate a plan for you. ...Read more

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How do you do chest physiotherapy?

How do you do chest physiotherapy?

See below: Chest pt is usually performed by a respiratory therapist. It's purpose is to mobilize secretions that may be accumulating in the lungs. It involves deep breathing exercises, nebulizer treatments as well as various drainage procedures enhanced by moderate rhythmic tapping on the ribcage with the patient tilted somewhat upside down to get deep secretions out towards the mouth. ...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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I want to know what's the job of an occupational therapist? What do they do daily?

OT's are great: Therapist that work with patients to improve function in fine motor skills, activities of daily living, rehabilitation from many disabilities, and works more with upper body and fine motor skills where as physical therapists work more with overall movement, ambulation, strneghtening, etc. ...Read more

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What does a physical therapist do to help with incontinence?

Muscle strengthening: Urinary incontinence can be secondary to pelvic muscle weakness especially in pregnancy related incontinence. Physical therapist can hep you teach kegel's exercises which if done properly have been shown to improve symptoms of urinary incontinence. ...Read more

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What do you do to cope with depression?

What do you do to cope with depression?

Depression: It depends on what do you mean by "depression". If you have what's called major depressive disorder, then you should seek a professional help from your primary care physician or a psychiatrist. The best treatment options for treatment of depression include psychotherapy, medications, or combination of both. ...Read more

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What do you know health psychology?

What do you know health psychology?

Health Psychology is: A specialty area that focuses on how biology, psychology, behavior and social factors influence health and illness. Health psychologists are often consulted to help patients better understand both psychological antecedents that exacerbate illness, as well as the psychological effects of illness, and ways to mitigate both in order to improve outcomes. ...Read more

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What does yoga do to improve your physical strength?

What does yoga do to improve your physical strength?

Tones muscles.: To hold positions, you are isometrically toning and strengthening opposing muscle groups, improving balance and movement. All great benefits! relaxing for most, too! ...Read more

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What do you do in biofeedback clinic?

What do you do in biofeedback clinic?

Sensor/body readings: Sensors are attached to your body to record data such as heart rate, breathing rate, galvanic skin response (sweating) muscle activity and other similar physical phenomena. The data is recorded in the context, usually, of patients who are battling anxiety and/or depression. Typically biofeedback is used to help patients use their mental faculties to self-sooth and relax. ...Read more

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Do pharmacists do counseling? If so what kind of counseling do they do?

Do pharmacists do counseling? If so what kind of counseling do they do?

Medications: Pharmacists consult with patens and health care providers about medications and their interactions. ...Read more

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How exactly do anti-depressants work? What do they do inside your body?

How exactly do anti-depressants work? What do they do inside your body?

Normalize chemicals: Different antidepressants work through different chemicals. Basically antidepressants help to make available and normalize the deficient chemicals in the brain that contribute to the symptoms of depression. ...Read more

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What do you do for a torn Achilles tendon besides physical therapy?

What do you do for a torn Achilles tendon besides physical therapy?

Surgery or nonop Tx: Achilles tendon tears are either treated with nonoperative immobilization in a cast or boot, or by surgery to repair the torn tendon followed by similar immobilization. Talk with your physician to decide together which treatment option is best for your individual circumstance. No one treatment is right for everyone. ...Read more

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What does an occupational therapist do (otr)?

What does an occupational therapist do (otr)?

OT: An ot helps people of all ages to improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living & working environments. They help people with disabilities to improve their skills, such as motor functions & reasoning skills. Examples are using computers, cooking, dressing, eating, muscle strength, visual acuity, problem solving, etc. ...Read more

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What does a occupational therapist do typically?

What does a occupational therapist do typically?

See below: Ot do a lot of different things. They help people regain independence with things like dressing, bathing, toileting, showering etc after illness and other disabling conditions like strokes, head and spinal cord injuries. They also help people with who have problems with their hands like rheumatoid arthritis or who have had amputations of parts of the upper extremities. ...Read more

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How do you do meditation?

How do you do meditation?

Conscious breathing: There are many different ways to meditate but the essence is taking slow deep breaths while focusing on the process & focusing your mind on a sound or image. One of my favorite techniques is to take a deep breath in & softly say "ommm" as you breathe out, focusing on how the sound vibrates you.See www.Alternative-medicine.Net/meditation/english.Html & http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=a8gruee0ehs. ...Read more

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What to do if physical therapists can you please answer these questions?

What to do if physical therapists can you please answer these questions?

Please clarify: Please, clarify what condition you are dealing with and perhaps someone can give you some helpful information. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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What does an occupational therapist do with you?

Upper Extremity: An occupational therapist works on disorders of the upper extremity only. You can think of them as a physical therapist that focuses only on the upper extremities, whereas a physical therapist can treat the entire body. ...Read more