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Occupational Therapy Insights

Dec 30, 2018

Each year, thousands of older Americans fall at home. Many of them are seriously injured, and some are disabled. Falls are often due to hazards that
are easy to overlooked, but not by the keen eyes of occupational therapists. This checklist will help you
identify hazards in many homes.

Dec 29, 2018

Activities that lengthen and stretch muscles can help you prevent injuries, back pain, and balance problems.

A well-stretched muscle more easily achieves its full range of motion. This improves athletic performance — imagine an easier, less restricted golf swing or tennis serve — and functional abilities, such as...

Dec 28, 2018

Choosing a care home can be one of the most difficult and emotional decisions that a person may have to make. That challenge can be even greater if a person has a dementia. This booklet is for those who may be thinking about a care home for themselves or for someone they care for and provides guidance on things to...

Dec 28, 2018

Ergonomics is the science of designing the workplace, keeping in mind the capabilities and limitations of the worker. So this is fertile ground for Occupational Therapists.

Poor worksite design leads to fatigued, frustrated and hurting workers. This rarely leads to the most productive worker. More likely, it leads to a...