ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners
April 1, 2015

Industrial Rehab

Work Performance: Program Building

"When athletes get injured on their fields and courts of play, the acute medical response to them is swift. Intense. Thoughtful. And that's true for everybody -- parents, youth and injured workers. It's after athletes are stabilized that their treatment changes, becoming more intense. Quite frankly, their rehabilitation is rigorous because their work, their sport, is rigorous. If that's the case, why don't we, as a medical community, treat injured workers in the same manner?"  Training Environment

A Buffet of Choices

Today's training world for continuing education units carries many new formats that most therapy licensing boards accept within their practice act requirements. Learning the differences by reviewing the advantages and disadvantages can be helpful as you start to map out your yearly plan of courses.  Choosing a Provider

Never Too Late

Some occupational therapy professionals find their calling early. They may attend a combined bachelor's/master's program to become a licensed OT, or start preparing to be an OTA by earning their associate's degree shortly after high school graduation. They are on the early path to a fulfilling healthcare career. For others, though, life's journey takes a more circuitous path.  Connecting With Patients

The 'Minimal Muscle' Home

What therapist has not witnessed a patient struggle with the issue of when to acquire adaptive equipment? Who hasn't cringed at a patient's premature purchase of a lift chair? Do power-driven adaptive aids (lifts, openers etc.) really help if they decrease the need for patients to continue using an existing motor skill or to maintain strength that could be beneficial in the future?  Ambulation and Accessibility