the role of ot in mental health

The Role of OT in Mental Health

There are a lot of people who don’t know what occupational therapy is, but even fewer know about the role of OT in mental health. But in fact, the profession of occupational therapy first came to be known within psychiatric hospitals. This is why the term occupational therapy contains the word occupation. Therapists who worked […]

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ADL Building Blocks Posture and Balance

ADL Building Blocks: Posture and Balance

What comes to mind when you are asked, “What are ADLs?” Some ADLs that are most likely to cross your mind at first are bathing, dressing, and toileting. Can you recall all of the others? Bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, eating, feeding, sexual activity, ADL-related functional mobility, and personal device care are the activities that the […]

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Occupational Therapy's Role in Inpatient Settings main

Occupational Therapy’s Role in Inpatient Settings

As an occupational therapy student, I remember being completely overwhelmed by all the different practice settings where an OT can work. In particular, I had trouble discerning between inpatient hospitals (also known as acute care hospitals) and acute rehab hospitals. In my head, I used those words interchangeably until I finally learned more detail behind […]

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LSVT and OT: Advice from an LSVT BIG OT

If you work with adults, especially older adults, you are almost sure to encounter someone with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disease that often begins with a tremor or subtle change in gait. PD is known for affecting each person in a unique way, meaning not everyone will experience the same […]

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