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Put Your Phone Down. Your Arms Will Thank You!

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How many times would you estimate that you check your smartphone every day? Twenty? Thirty? Forty? Fifty times or possibly more?

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Occupational Therapy: Celebrating 100 Years

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Janine Palino, MOTS
University of St. Augustine

Occupational therapy helps people of all ages participate in the activities and tasks that are meaningful to them. These tasks range from washing hair and getting dressed to gardening and playing tennis.

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3 Ways to Avoid Overuse Injuries in the Kitchen

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Cooking can be a great, stress relieving activity. Over time, however, it can lead to overuse injuries if proper body mechanics are not used, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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4 Tips for Protecting Your Hands When Gardening

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Gardening is a hobby enjoyed by many Americans, and especially among men and women over the age of 45.2 Unfortunately, this group of people can often be limited in participation in their beloved hobby by physical and environmental factors, including osteoarthritis (OA) and environmental contaminants.

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Occupational Therapy: Fact vs. Fiction

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“What exactly is Occupational Therapy?”

As an Occupational Therapist, I am often asked this question by friends, family and patients. Since April is Occupational Therapy (OT) Month, I wanted to take some time to shed some light on this rewarding profession by separating the OT facts from the OT fiction.

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Tips for Protecting the Hands this Thanksgiving

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For many, Thanksgiving dinner is the largest and most complicated meal produced all year.

Although I’ve been enjoying the spoils of the Thanksgiving meal for years, only recently have I been hosting the holiday for my family. This has helped me realize how physically challenging and laborious it is to cook a meal of this proportion. As a Certified Hand Therapist and aspiring home cook, I wanted to pass on a few tips for protecting our hands during this time of year.

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Occupational Therapy and the Treatment of Work Related Injuries

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Occupational therapists treat a wide range of work related injuries in the clinic, both traumatic injuries and cumulative trauma disorders. Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs) are the most common injuries seen by hand therapists for the Workers’ Compensation population.

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Mallet Finger: A Common Sports Injury

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From a high level competition to a weekend pick-up game, any athlete can experience a hand injury.  Bumping, jamming, crushing, or cutting the backside of the finger near the tip, can cause a tendon injury known as a mallet finger.

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Collaborative Treatment: Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists Work Together to Treat One Injury

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How patients benefit from working with a Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist

Do you have shoulder, elbow or hand pain that has been lingering and now hurts more? Have you been experiencing discomfort in your hands while typing on the computer? Did your doctor make the diagnosis of tendonitis, tennis elbow, trigger finger or golfer’s elbow?  For these healthcare needs and more, Athletico Physical and Occupational/Hand Therapists are able to get you back to doing the things you love.

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Skier’s Thumb

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Skier’s Thumb, Gamekeeper’s Thumb….. Baseball Player’s Thumb? Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Thumb:  An injury for all seasons. (more…)

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