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Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Pulmonary Issues

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 6, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Pulmonary issues can hinder a person’s ability to live life fully, but patients who enroll in a pulmonary rehabilitation program can dramatically improve their capabilities and quality of life. Occupational therapy is only one critical part of a program that includes exercise, education, and support provided by a team dedicated to pulmonary rehabilitation, but the benefits of occupational therapy are many. Occupational therapy is essential to helping patients with pulmonary issues regain their ability to do many of the everyday activities that we often take for granted.

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Topics: Occupational Therapy

Rehab Select's Therapy Director Explains the Difference between Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Aug 24, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy are three related disciplines in rehabilitation that work together to treat patients as a whole. Each discipline has a different focus, but there are some areas of overlap. For patients with injuries or medical conditions that limit their physical capabilities, a combination of the three therapies can help restore their life.

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Topics: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy

How to Get the Most Value from Your Occupational Therapy Activities

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Aug 11, 2021 1:45:00 PM

There’s no doubt the role of occupational therapy in a skilled nursing facility has evolved and grown over the last several years. Whether you’re a short-term resident recovering from an illness or injury or a long-term resident with chronic disease, the right occupational therapy team and plan can have a significant impact on your progress and your overall quality of life.

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12 Examples of  Occupational  Therapy  Goals for Adults  

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Aug 4, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Chronic illnesses, sudden injuries, and mental and physical disabilities can make it difficult or even impossible for those suffering from them to perform many of the day-to-day functions most people take for granted.

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How to Prepare for an Occupational Therapy Evaluation

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jul 27, 2021 8:30:00 AM

Occupational therapy (OT) for physical dysfunction helps patients remediate impairments and limitations by learning practical techniques to work around their challenges. It helps patients recovering from surgeries (e.g., joint replacement and other orthopedic surgeries,) rehabilitating after a stroke or cardiac event, or dealing with the loss of mobility due to chronic health conditions regain day-to-day functions and independence.

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Could You Benefit from Occupational Therapy Exercises?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jul 21, 2021 12:00:00 PM

According to the The National Safety Council, the U.S. experienced 14.3 million injuries in 2019 alone. Unfortunately, many of us will suffer from an injury that seriously affects our health at some point in our lives. Others of us may have to cope with the impacts of long-term illness.

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Physical and Occupational Therapy: How They Work Together

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jul 13, 2021 11:18:00 AM

Physical and occupational both play a key role in rehabilitation and recovery. At Rehab Select, our expert teams of occupational and physical therapists work together to create a holistic treatment program for our patients in short- and long-term care.

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Topics: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy

What Is Occupational Therapy and How Does It Work?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jul 5, 2021 8:45:00 AM

For patients recovering from prolonged illnesses or injuries — strokes, fractures, or neuromuscular diseases — making the necessary adjustments to perform day-to-day self-care, regain cognitive functions, and return to work can be challenging.

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Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy: What's the Difference?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Sep 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Physical therapy and occupational therapy are two rather closely related fields—so closely that many people are under the impression that the terms are interchangeable. While both types of therapists may work with similar patients, injuries and conditions, there are distinct differences between the two. Here we'll go over those differences to help potential patients clear the air about these therapies, making it easier for them to pursue the most suitable treatment for their specific needs.

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Your Guide to Occupational Therapy and How it Works

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Sep 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Occupational therapy is a rehabilitative specialty that provides therapeutic interventions that work to enhance patients' ability to participate in the meaningful activities of daily life, despite the presence of impairments in physical, mental or cognitive functioning. So who can benefit from occupational therapy? What can patients who undergo this type of therapy expect? To answer these questions and others for patients considering therapy, here is a brief guide to occupational therapy and how it works.

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Topics: Occupational Therapy