Grip Strength Studies have shown a correlation between grip strength and overall health. "Strength loss with age is one of the best predictors of disability, frailty, cardiometabolic disease, and early mortality." Researchers found that participants with stronger hand grips...
Instructions are provided in step-by-step sequential order for clients to participate in dressing with one hand. Adaptive equipment may be used to aid with dressing, however, these steps can be completed without them first. Your occupational therapist can help...
Correlation between Uncontrolled Diabetes and Osteomyelitis Background Osteomyelitis is a bone infection caused by an infectious organism. Can affect any population or group. Rare, but serious condition. Incidence remained relatively stable among children and young adults but almost tripled among individuals...
Introduction This Youtube video shows how you can don (put on) a bra one-handed without any help or additional assistive device. This is a useful method for those with a shoulder injury or after a stroke and has limited use of...
Recent headlines: Teen suicides are increasing at an alarming pace, outstripping all other age groups, a new report says Youth suicide rates are on the rise in the U.S. The CDC reports that: Boys are 4 times more likely to...
Pusher Syndrome Occupational Therapy Intervention Main Symptoms Body is tilted toward the paretic side when sitting or standing. Active pushing with nonaffected extremities, resulting in leaning toward the hemiplegic side (and loss of balance). Resistance to any attempts to correct...

Minimizing Paper Waste

Reflect on how much paper waste you generate in a single day at work. ... It may actually not be much! With EMR's, smartphones, e-mail and technology taking over our practice. For me, I can probably cut down on post-it notes. Paper...
Background Are you are considering a career in healthcare with occupational therapy? You may be wondering about the exposure risks and hazards to diseases with the recent pandemic of COVID-19. This post will outline the exposure risk in comparison with...
As an Amazon Affiliate, I may earn a commission on the purchases made through the links in this post. Introduction When occupational therapists work with their clients, they may be working with them at their lowest times. Many clients may be...
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases from referral links you use in this post. COVID-19, Glasses, Face Masks, and Foggy Lenses. The Requirement Healthcare workers such as myself are wearing face masks all day while working on the front lines. This...