ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners
March 4, 2015

Physical Rehab

Taping for Post-Surgical Bruising

Elastic therapeutic taping has been around since the mid-1970s, and was developed for several reasons -- among them, to promote and improve circulation. Since then, therapeutic taping has withstood the rigors of modern scientific scrutiny, both for pain management and for enhanced structural correction. Biomechanically based therapists espouse the tape's ability to "lift" skin from inflamed areas, improving circulation to speed healing and reduce swelling.  Hematoma Management

Power Play

The list of powered mobility devices available seems to be growing weekly, as new scooters, motorized and power wheelchairs, and push-rim devices are offered by vendors from both established and new companies. As patients' ambitions grow higher and technology advances, a therapist needs to navigate through all the choices and decide what's best for clients.  Factors to Consider

Social Robotics

The past decade has seen a surge in the use of technology to accelerate progress and support professionals and caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Recently, humanoid robots have been developed to fulfill a variety of human-like functions, creating the possibility of being a co-therapist to improve social skills in children with ASD.  Theoretical Foundations

ADVANCE Pediatrics Resource Center!

Did you know we offer an exclusive online resource center focused entirely on pediatrics? It's true, pediatric occupational therapists can utilize this spotlight to find focused articles, jobs, patient handouts, photo galleries, videos, news releases and more. Take a look today to find out how this center can benefit you and your patients.  Check It Out!