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Orthopedic Precautions 101 for New Occupational Therapists

Making the switch from working in a non-orthopedic setting to an acute orthopedic setting can be a challenge for occupational therapists less familiar with patients following joint surgeries. It is also new and sometimes scary for OT students who have never worked with post-op orthopedic patients.  It definitely was a hard change for me personally […]

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Tips for OTs Working with Patients Post-Total Shoulder Replacement

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, roughly 53,000 people per year undergo surgery for a shoulder replacement in the United States (OrthoInfo, 2020). Although this number is quite small compared to the 900,000 people per year who go in for hip and knee replacements, this means occupational therapy practitioners working in joint […]

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10 Functional Standing Tolerance Activities for Occupational Therapists

If you’re looking for functional, occupation-based standing tolerance activities to use in your rehab practice, we’ve got you covered! I’ve compiled a list of my favorite occupation-based treatment ideas for when you’re looking to keep your standing tolerance interventions related to your patients’ daily occupations. These standing tolerance activities are for any patients that have reduced […]

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Occupation-Based Balance Interventions For Your OT Practice

If you’re an occupational therapy practitioner or student searching for occupation-based dynamic balance interventions, then this article is just for you! Occupation-based interventions are not only our bread and butter, but they also can help differentiate us from physical therapy. It can be way too easy to accidentally do the same non-occupation based balance interventions […]

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