Welcome to the Creative Concepts in Occupational Therapy Blog where Debra Battistella writes about all things occupational therapy.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY: WHAT IS IT ANYWAY?
Despite the fact that the profession of occupational therapy (OT) has been around for 100 years, it remains mysterious to many. Unless you or someone you know has benefited from OT services, chances are good that you are among those who think occupational therapy practitioners help people get jobs....READ MORE
MIRROR THERAPY: AN EFFECTIVE INTERVENTION FOR TREATING NEUROLOGICAL DEFICITS FOLLOWING STROKE
Mirror Therapy, also known as Mirror Visual Feedback, is an evidence-based treatment approach that can be used with people who experience brain injuries such as cerebrovascular accident (CVA)/stroke or TBI. To understand what mirror therapy is...READ MORE
OPTIMIZE RECOVERY WITH HOME PROGRAMS & UP-LEVEL YOUR OT PRACTICE
HOME EXERCISE PROGRAMS
Occupational therapists often recommend and establish home exercise programs when clients are ready for discharge. Is this the best time or even the right time? I don’t think so and I’ll tell you why....
People need time and practice to learn and build habits. This is especially true of occupational therapy (OT) clients experiencing interruptions in health. People in the midst of a health crisis or...READ MORE
Stroke recovery can be challenging for clients and clinicians. As clinicians, we sometimes feel challenged in finding interventions that work, making our jobs feel hard and leaving clients feeling hopeless. This article describes three simple and effective brain priming interventions you can use right away so intervention selection doesn’t feel so daunting. BRAIN PRIMERS are simple and effective...READ MORE
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