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Living Life to the Fullest as an Occupational Therapist

Posted on by Jamie Coburn Van Horn, OTR/L, Astym-Cert

Through my 20+ years of practice as an Occupational Therapist (OT), my skill set and how I apply my core knowledge of Occupational Therapy has evolved. I often get asked, “What is Occupational Therapy?” and given my personal experience, that can be a difficult question to answer in a few sentences. Since April is OT month, I thought I would take a minute to share my thoughts and experiences to provide insight on the wonderful profession of OT.

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Put Your Phone Down. Your Arms Will Thank You!

Posted on by Laura Jenkins

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

Posted on by Athletico

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

Posted on by Alison Hogan, OT

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

Posted on by Rose McAndrew

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

Posted on by Emily Peterson

“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

Posted on by Rose McAndrew

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

Posted on by Paige Shafer

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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