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Our List of “Must-Know” Adaptive Equipment for OT Practitioners

Whether you are an OT working with a young child with cerebral palsy or an aging adult with multiple sclerosis, adaptive equipment has its place in occupational therapy intervention across the lifespan and for multiple health-related conditions. For OT students or new graduates, incorporating adaptive equipment education into therapy may seem overwhelming at first…simply because […]

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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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