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Q and A with an Occupational Therapist

Posted on by Erik Krol, MOT, OTR/L

During Occupational Therapy Month, we sat down with OT health expert Erik Krol to discuss what is Occupational Therapy and what you can expect in regard to your recovery.

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How Burns Benefit from Hand Therapy

Posted on by Laura Flanigan, MSOT, OTR/L

At some point in life, nearly everyone will experience a burn. It may occur when absentmindedly handling hot pots and pans in the kitchen, taking a hot bowl out of the microwave, or tasting hot coffee. Fortunately, many of these burns are minor: they may cause redness to the skin, but they do not blister. That type of burn is a first-degree burn. They are often treated with pain-relievers and first-aid measures.

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When to Seek Help for a Jammed Finger

Posted on by Shelia M. Tenny, OTR/L, CHT

Unfortunately, jammed fingers are common on job sites, during contact sports, a fall, or when doing some weekend warrior activities while crossing heavy chores off the to-do list. But when is it more than just a jammed finger? When should you seek professional medical treatment?

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What’s the Recovery for a Broken Bone?

Posted on by Laura Flanigan, MSOT, OTR/L

As hand therapists, one of the most common injuries we see are broken bones (fractures) of the arm, wrist, and hand. These fractures often occur after a fall and can happen to anyone at any age. This blog will discuss what the recovery period could look like if you or a loved one experiences a broken bone.

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