2 06, 2019

How Occupational Therapy Students can enhance creativity?

By |2019-10-26T06:07:48+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Transitioning from an Occupational Therapy student to a therapist is a big undertaking. Schooling provides you with the rudimentary skills needed to be a therapist, but treatment in the clinic is far different from simulations during coursework. Many students and professors have difficulty determining where the gap in learning is, and why so many new graduates [...]

2 06, 2019

How can a degree in special education assist with your work as an OT?

By |2019-10-26T06:08:54+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Special Education Special education teachers in schools often work closely with OTs. This is due in part to their similar education, along with their direct experience seeing the results of OT. Those with a special education major learn about child development, ways to adapt activities, how to foster motor and cognitive growth, and behavior management. [...]

2 06, 2019

How can a degree in assistive technology assist with your work as an OT?

By |2019-10-26T06:10:00+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Assistive Technology or Orthotics and Prosthetics Specialist Orthotics and prosthetics are a specialty area within OT, as all OTs have a generalist knowledge of assistive technology. However, some go on to improve their experience in the field if this is their area of choice. This program will consist of information about technologies to assist with [...]

2 06, 2019

How can a degree in exercise science or physiology assist with your work as an OT?

By |2019-10-26T06:10:27+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Exercise Science or Physiology Those who major in physiology or exercise science typically undergo core classes of anatomy, kinesiology, and health conditions. These classes focus on the human body and its ability to rehabilitate and strengthen factoring in existing health conditions. Occupational therapy requires several anatomy classes, both general and specific to the upper extremity [...]

2 06, 2019

How can a degree in psychology assist with your work as an OT?

By |2019-10-26T06:11:34+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Psychology The field of psychology is quite broad, with specializations including industrial and organizational psychology, statistical analysis or quantitative psychology, community or social psychology, health psychology, forensic psychology, clinical counseling, and developmental psychology. Academic requirements vary based on specialization, however, most consist of core courses including lifespan progression, sociological risk factors, abnormal psychiatric conditions, and [...]

2 06, 2019

Occupational Therapy Involvement as a Student

By |2019-10-26T06:14:51+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Occupational Therapy Involvement as a Student There are a myriad of ways to get involved in any healthcare profession and occupational therapy is no exception. Simply being part of an academic program often gives a sense of community, along with ample opportunities to engage in all that healthcare has to offer. Though academic work may [...]

6 05, 2019

Prosthesis NBCOT Study Guide

By |2019-10-26T06:21:32+00:00May 6th, 2019|OT Exam|0 Comments

Types of Prostheses - Upper Extremity There are following types of Prosthesis : Body-powered: Body motion is used to apply tension on the control cable to activate the terminal device and elbow unit. Cosmetic or Passive: Has no FUNCTIONAL parts and it is made to look like the remaining limb as much as possible, including [...]

5 05, 2019

NBCOT Exam Key Facts

By |2019-10-26T06:22:38+00:00May 5th, 2019|OT Exam|0 Comments

NBCOT Exam Key Facts : Precautions Weight-bearing Precautions. Non-weight bearing: 0% of body weight. Toe-touching weight-bearing: Up to 20% of body weight. Partial weight-bearing: 20-50% of body weight. Posterior Hip (THR) Precautions. No… Flexion >60-90 degrees; “knee above hip”. Internal rotation of leg. Hip Adduction/crossing legs. Avoid excess trunk flexion. Anterior Hip (THR) Precautions. Hip [...]

4 05, 2019

Hand and Upper Extremity Disorders, Injuries, and Splints

By |2019-10-26T06:24:50+00:00May 4th, 2019|OT Exam|0 Comments

Hand and Upper Extremity Disorders, Injuries, and Splints Dupuytren’s Disease: Disease of the fascia of the palm and digits and Fascia becomes thick and contracted. It’s develops cords and bands that extend into the digits. It’s results in flexion deformities of the involved digits. OT intervention: wound care, edema control, A/PROM with progression to strengthening [...]

2 05, 2019

Allen Cognitive Levels (ACL) | NBCOT Exam

By |2019-10-26T06:27:08+00:00May 2nd, 2019|OT Exam|0 Comments

Allen Cognitive Levels (ACL) - OT Miri Allen Cognitive Level-1: Automatic Actions Awareness. Cognition profoundly impaired. Respond to internal cues. Change in level os arousal is a response to external stimuli. Attention is a few seconds. TOTAL ASSIST Elicit automatic actions. Withdrawing. Responding to stimuli. Locating stimuli. Rolling in bed. Raising body parts. Treatment: Sensory [...]