Adaptive equipment for eating

The Top Types of Adaptive Equipment for Eating

Occupational therapists are often known as the go-to experts when it comes to helping our patients be as independent as possible with their activities of daily living. Recommending adaptive equipment for eating/self-feeding is one way to promote more independence in one of life’s most important occupations. Many of us have worked with patients with new […]

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How to Work in Hand Therapy as an OT

So, you made it through the grueling and exhausting process of applying to occupational therapy (OT) school and you got accepted; you deserve a HUGE congratulations (and maybe even a vacation)! Over the course of applying, I’m sure friends and family asked endless times, “What exactly is occupational therapy?” At times I feel like I […]

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Tips for OTs Working with Patients Post-Total Shoulder Replacement

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, approximately 53,000 people per year undergo surgery for a shoulder replacement in the United States (OrthoInfo, 2023). 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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