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Occupational Therapy After Surgery

Occupational Therapy After Surgery

Occupational Therapists commonly work with patients who have injuries or disorders affecting the upper extremity. This includes working with people after they have had surgery such as a Carpal Tunnel Release, tendon repair, cyst removal, amputation, or surgery to stabilize a fracture. Therapists work closely with surgeons in order to provide the best outcomes for their patients. Read More …

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Typically, when people hear the term “occupational therapist,” they associate it with work or job-related tasks. When we discuss pediatric occupational therapy with someone unfamiliar with the profession they are confused as to why a child would need therapy to return-to-work. However, the term “occupational” just refers to how one occupies their time. Read More …

Amplified Pain Syndrome

Amplified Pain Syndrome (APS) is a term that is used to describe an increase in sensitivity due to abnormal nerve function. Instead of stimulus only causing the pain-sensing nerves to fire, it also causes the nerves that control the vascular system to fire. This causes the blood vessels to constrict, which decreased blood flow to the muscles and causes more pain than normal. Read More …

Let’s talk about strokes.

Let’s talk about strokes, while it may be a sad subject it is a pertinent one and unfortunately affects many people. According to the National Institute of Health, In the United States, more than 700,000 people suffer a stroke each year, and approximately two-thirds of these individuals survive and require rehabilitation. Read More …