Survey of occupational therapy driver assessors' rehabilitation interventions with older drivers - Unsworth CA, Baker A, Morton-Kehle D, Darzins S.
The objective of the study was to describe driver rehabilitation interventions used by Aus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Early Physical and Occupational Therapy and Discharge Disposition in Patients with Sepsis...American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Conference (Virtual), September 2429, 2021
To explore whether implementing an early mobility protocol conducted by professionals from PT and or occupational therapy (OT) is associated with discharge location for a group of patients with sepsis, septic shock, or severe sepsis. A quasi-experimental study design was used with a non-equivalent post-test design. The data were collected for 3 months. Mid-sized Midwestern hospital. The population of the usual care group were 117 adult patients admitted to any unit with a diagnosis of sepsis, septic shock, or severe sepsis from February 1, 2019, through April 30, 2019. The early rehabilitation group were 96 patients admitt...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Identifying clinical patterns in OT referrals for concussion management: an evidence-based approach - Westerberg SS, Harris M, Rafeedie S, McArthur D, Giza C.
PURPOSE: Concussion management is an emerging field for occupational therapy (OT). Literature pertaining to OT's role and efficacy in this setting is limited (Finn, 2019). The aim of this study is to highlight the role of OT by identifying whether patients... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What are Some of the Complications of Short Bowel Syndrome?
Discussion Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the most common gastrointestinal emergencies in neonates. Mortality rates are from 0-45% depending on infant weight and gestation with more premature and smaller infants having greater mortality. NEC usually occurs in premature infants but it also occurs in term infants. The etiology is unknown but is probably multifactorial with ischemia and/or reperfusion playing some role. There are ‘outbreaks’ of NEC but no causative organism has been identified. Regardless of the originating cause, inflammation of the intestine and release of inflammatory mediators cause...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 30, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Working with children and adults with developmental coordination disorder
The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) have launched a quick guide about occupational therapy and the assessment and diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) in children and adults. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Role of occupational therapy in reducing and managing violence among mental health inpatients: a scoping review protocol - Bell D, Hallett N.
INTRODUCTION: Violence is pervasive among psychiatric inpatients and has profound consequences for its victims, its perpetrators and mental health services. Currently, the unique contribution of occupational therapists to reducing and managing violence amo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dignity support at end of life
(Flinders University) At the end of life, people may have to rely on others for help with showering, dressing and going to the toilet. This loss of privacy and independence can be confronting and difficult. Now Australian occupational therapy (OT) researchers have interviewed 18 people receiving palliative care about how they feel about losing independence with self-care, specifically their intimate hygiene, as function declines with disease progression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Occupational therapy utilization in veterans with dementia: a retrospective review of root cause analyses of falls leading to adverse events - Rhodus EK, Lancaster EA, Hunter EG, Nudell T, Humphrey C, Duke M, Harris AM.
INTRODUCTION: Falls in persons with dementia are associated with increased mortality. Occupational therapy (OT) is a rehabilitation discipline, which has, among its goals, the promotion of safety and fall prevention in older adults and those with dementia.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Fitness to drive practices among non-driver trained occupational therapists in an Australian community-based rehabilitation setting - Scott H, Unsworth C, Browne M.
INTRODUCTION: Driving is a valued occupation given the independence and freedom it provides. Safe driving performance can be impacted by medical conditions, change in functional status and ageing processes. Occupational therapy driver assessors (OTDAs) pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Results of study could be biggest rehab advance in decades for patients after stroke
(MGH Institute of Health Professions) A new paper co-authored by MGH Institute of Health Professions Brain Recovery Lab Director Dr. Teresa Kimberley, published in the The Lancet, details how patients who incorporated vagus nerve simulation during physical or occupational therapy showed 2-3 times the improvement in arm and hand function compared to those who received only intense rehabilitation and sham stimulation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Investigating feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a simulator-based driving intervention for people with acquired brain injury: a randomised controlled pilot study - Dimech-Betancourt B, Ponsford JL, Charlton JL, Ross PE, Gooden JR, Stolwyk RJ.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a driving simulator intervention on driving outcomes following acquired brain injury. DESIGN: Pilot randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Occupational therapy driver assessment a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Boost Kids opens location in Homewood
A Birmingham entrepreneur has moved her business from Birmingham to Homewood. Boost Kids, which was a Big Pitch finalist in 2017, opened in January at 1754 Oxmoor Road. There, owner Shea Beshara offers occupational therapy and yoga for children, which helps them build the developmental skills they need to fully participate in and enjoy life. The occupations for children involve self care, play and school. Children who have poor eating habits, developmental and fine motor delays, trouble with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news

Boost Kids opens location in Homewood
A Birmingham entrepreneur has moved her business from Birmingham to Homewood. Boost Kids, which was a Big Pitch finalist in 2017, opened in January at 1754 Oxmoor Road. There, owner Shea Beshara offers occupational therapy and yoga for children, which helps them build the developmental skills they need to fully participate in and enjoy life. The occupations for children involve self care, play and school. Children who have poor eating habits, developmental and fine motor delays, trouble with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news

The revision of competency standards for occupational therapy driver assessors in Australia: a mixed methods approach - Fields SM, Unsworth CA, Harreveld B.
This study describes the process followed to revise and validate the competency standards for occupational therapy driver assessors i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Wanted members of the public to join Research Foundation Advisory Group
The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) is looking for two members of the public to help ensure the research they fund benefits the people who access occupational therapy services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 12, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Occupational therapy interventions in adults with multiple sclerosis or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a scoping review - De-Bernardi-Ojuel L, Torres-Collado L, Garc ía-de-la-Hera M.
This scoping review aims to describe occupational therapy interventions carried out with multiple sclerosis (MS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients in occupational therapy. A peer review of the literature was conducted in different databases:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

"This program should come with a warning sign!": Mental wellness in occupational therapy and physical therapy students - Webber SC, Wener P, MacDonald LL, Tittlemier BJ, Hahn F, Cooper JE.
To measure and compare distress in entry-level masters occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) students; to evaluate distress levels relative to existing data; and to explore factors that cause stress, effects of stress, and coping strategies. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Workplace aggression: exploring experiences of occupational therapy practitioners in healthcare settings - Scanlon E, Piersol CV.
Workplace aggression (WPA) among healthcare workers is a pervasive and serious problem in the healthcare industry, yet there is a poor understanding of WPA in the profession of occupational therapy (OT). The authors employed a mixed method design using a L... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Occupational therapy and the use of technology on older adult fall prevention: a scoping review - Miranda-Duro MDC, Nieto-Riveiro L, Concheiro-Moscoso P, Groba B, Pousada T, Canosa N, Pereira J.
INTRODUCTION: Falls are the second leading cause of accidental or non-intentional deaths worldwide and are the most common problem as people age. The primary purpose of addressing falls is to detect, prevent, treat, and reduce their incidence and consequen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The revision of competency standards for occupational therapy driver assessors in Australia: a mixed methods approach - Fields SM, Unsworth CA, Harreveld B.
This study describes the process followed to revise and validate the competency standards for occupational therapy driver assessors in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Royal College of Occupational Therapists launches careers diversity campaign
As part of Occupational Therapy Week 2020, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) has launched a campaign to inspire people from all backgrounds to become occupational therapists. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on occupational therapy in the United Kingdom: Survey report, RCOT
98% of participants shared that the pandemic impacted their role, responsibilities and duties with a third redeployed to a different team. 60% were providing an alternative method of occupational therapy service delivery, such as remote delivery. The survey responses revealed that the impact of COVID-19 on occupational therapy has been profound and varied. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluating the effectiveness of on-road driving remediation following acquired brain injury: a wait-list feasibility study with follow-up - Bassingthwaighte L, Griffin J, Fleming J, Gustafsson L.
INTRODUCTION: Return to driving is an important goal for people recovering from acquired brain injury. Occupational therapy driving assessments aim to determine the impact of acquired brain injury on a person's capacity to drive and may include on-road dri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

International Spinal Cord Injury Physical Therapy-Occupational Therapy Basic Data Set (Version 1.2) - Anderson KD, Field-Fote EC, Biering-S ørensen F, Bryden A, Harvey LA, Jones L, Mulcahey MJ, Mulroy S, Noonan VK, Post MWM, Rupp R, Schmidt-Read M.
STUDY DESIGN: Expert workgroup consensus, focused literature review, and vetting via feedback from international presentations and spinal cord professional membership groups. OBJECTIVES: Develop and refine a basic dataset to enable standardized documen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Here ’s How Much Money Occupational Therapists Earn In Every State
If you're interested in a career in occupational therapy, find out where they earn the most and least money in the U.S. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew DePietro, Contributor Tags: Personal Finance /personal-finance Money /money Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Investing Source Type: news

Work-related transitions following hand injury: occupational therapy scoping review - Uys ME, Van Niekerk L, Buchanan H.
BACKGROUND.: Occupational therapists who facilitate work-related transitions after hand injury require robust evidence to inform practice. PURPOSE.: To identify the occupational therapist's contribution to facilitate work-related transitions for person... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Reducing veterans' symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, and posttraumatic stress, and enhancing engagement in occupations with SCUBA diving and occupational therapy - Krpalek D, Achondo N, Daher N, Javaherian H.
This article explores whether an occupational therapy program in combination with SCUBA diving can enhance occupational performance and mental health outcomes for veterans more than SCUBA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A quick guide for occupational therapists: Rehabilitation for people recovering from COVID-19, RCOT
The purpose of this guide is to provide occupational therapists and service managers with a practical checklist of points to consider in relation to the potential rehabilitation needs of people recovering from COVID-19. It can be used to plan and structure appropriate occupational therapy provision. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical barriers faced by disabled people perceived by university students in Cali-Colombia - Z úñiga Bolívar SM, Hincapié Gallón OL.
OBJECTIVE: To identify physical barriers faced by disabled people perceived by university occupational therapy and nutrition students in a single institution in Cali-Colombia. METHODS: We carried out an analytical observational cross-sectional study. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sensory processing in children with a history of maltreatment: an occupational therapy perspective - Howard ARH, Lynch AK, Call CD, Cross DR.
Children with a history of maltreatment exhibit differences in a variety of domains, including sensory processing. However, little is known about how domain-specific sensory processing deficits differ by the type of maltreatment experienced. The focus of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Table of Experts: Aging Care
QUESTION:  How has COVID changed your business? MRS. WILSON: In outpatient physical and occupational therapy, our mission is still the same in that we continue to strive to treat the overall physical health, fitness, and quality of life of individuals by treating our patients with the highest quality, compr ehensive, and individualized therapy services possible.  COVID-19 has brought some changes to our business model in that we are now able to provide physical and occupational therapy via telehealth… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 12, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Citizen scientists help to expand Cochrane Library ’s trial register to include more nursing and allied health research
TheCochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) is a highly concentrated source of reports of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that publishes each month as part of Cochrane Library. CENTRAL assists Cochrane authors and other systematic reviewers around the world quickly find evidence to determine whether a treatment works.We're pleased to announce that the May issue of CENTRAL on Cochrane Library includes approximately 14,000 references to RCTs identified fromCINAHL (Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature) and published under license with EBSCO. CINAHL is an essential s...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 2, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Until My Disabled Son ’s Needs Are Met, Can I Get a Genius Award?
To provide all of my son ’s physical and occupational therapy at home in the pandemic, I’m constantly rigging solutions for the items we don’t have. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandra Joy Stein Tags: Disabilities Medical Devices Physical Therapy Shutdowns (Institutional) Parenting Wheelchairs Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Coronavirus Shutdowns Leave Disabled Students Behind, Parents Say
BOSTON (AP) — At school, Rose Hayes, 8, works with a team of teachers and therapists trained to help with her genetic condition. They set goals for her reading, give her physical therapy to improve her balance and make sure she stays on track. But for the last two weeks, her only connection to school has been through a computer screen. Rose, home amid the coronavirus pandemic that has shuttered schools across the country, now watches lessons her teacher posts to YouTube. Her therapists check in via video chat. In between, she works through daily assignments. Her parents say it’s the best they can expect, but th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Education Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Source Type: news

Occupational balance and sleep among women - Magnusson L, H åkansson C, Brandt S, Öberg M, Orban K.
Background: In occupational therapy, while several studies have focussed on occupational balance, few have investigated it in the context of sleep.Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between sleep and occupational ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Steady growth seen for occupational health, therapy providers
Local occupational therapy and health providers say they're seeing more of almost everything, leaving them the task of accommodating this growth. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Lane Source Type: news

Long-term follow-up of use of therapy services for patients with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury - Andelic N, Forslund MV, Perrin PB, Sigurdardottir S, Lu J, Howe EI, Sveen U, Rasmussen MS, S øberg HL, Røe C.
OBJECTIVES: To examine the probabilities and baseline predictors of the use of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy over a period of 10 years after traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: Longitudinal prospective follow-up at 1, 2, 5 a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Utilization of outpatient physical and occupational therapy in people with spinal cord injury in Germany: results of the German Spinal Cord Injury (GerSCI) Survey - Martini L, Maus U, B ökel A, Geng V, Kalke YB, Liebscher T, Weidner N, Hoffmann F.
OBJECTIVE: Assessing factors determining the utilization of physical and occupational therapy in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN: Data from the German Spinal Cord Injury (GerSCI) study conducted in 2017 were analyzed. The 12-month prev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Outcomes after occupational therapy intervention for traumatic brachial plexus injury: a prospective longitudinal cohort study - Cole T, Nicks R, Ferris S, Paul E, O'Brien L, Pritchard E.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal cohort study. INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brachial plexus injuries (BPIs) can be devastating and negatively impact daily function and quality of life. Occupational therapists play an important role in rehabilitati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What Are Some Risk Factors for Cerebral Palsy?
Discussion The term, cerebral palsy, or CP has gone through many iterations with the first description in 1861 by W.J. Little who described it as “The condition of spastic rigidity of the limbs of newborn children.” The most recent definition is from Rosenbaun et al. in 2007 which states it is “a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. The motor disorders of cerebral palsy are often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perception, cog...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 9, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Occupational therapy practitioners' knowledge, comfort, and competence regarding youth suicide - Kirby AV, Terrill AL, Schwartz A, Henderson J, Whitaker BN, Kramer J.
Suicide rates for young people are climbing in the United States and worldwide. Increasing rates of youth suicide are of concern to occupational therapy (OT) practitioners in pediatric settings, yet the profession's role in this area is poorly defined. To ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Occupational therapy at home may benefit people with dementia and their carers
Multiple occupational therapy sessions, provided in a person with dementia's own home, improve their ability to carry out daily activities, compared with usual care. Improvements are also seen in behavioural and psychological symptoms and their quality of life. In addition, carers report feeling less distress, and a better quality of life. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can exercise improve video game performance?
(McGill University) Time spent playing video games is often seen as time stolen from physical activities. Research has shown that exercise has many physical and cognitive benefits. But what if exercise could benefit video game performance as well? A new study led by neuroscientist Dr. Marc Roig and his research team from the School of Physical& Occupational Therapy at McGill University, found, for the first time, that it can. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Factors associated with higher occupational balance in people with anxiety and/or depression who require occupational therapy treatment - Wagman P, Hj ärthag F, Håkansson C, Hedin K, Gunnarsson AB.
Background: Anxiety and depressive disorders are associated with problems with everyday occupations, including difficulties achieving occupational balance. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to describe occupational balance in people sufferin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Occupational therapy led vocational clinics get people back to work sooner
Saving GP and practice nurse time is a key priority in primary care, particularly for those appointments that could be more appropriately dealt with by other professionals. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Mayo Clinic research is a step toward hope for spinal cord injuries
Early research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings examines the first case at Mayo Clinic of stem cell therapy tested in humans for spinal cord injury. The case study found stem cell intervention, which took place after standard surgery, and physical and occupational therapy, restored some function in a patient with spinal cord injury. The report, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 29, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Confluent Health names new director after change in investor group
Confluent Health has added a new member to its board directors on the heels of a change in its ownership group. The Louisville-based physical and occupational therapy conglomerate announced Monday that Dr. Bill Winkenwerder, CEO and president of Winkenwerder Strategies LLC, joined its board following investment in the company by Partners Group, a Swiss-headquartered investment manager. Winkenwerder is al so board chairman for Princeton, N.J.-based health IT firm CitiusTech Inc., Madison, Wisc.-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 26, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Virtual reality would make attending therapy easier for stroke survivors
(North Carolina State University) Researchers have created a virtual reality clinic to make it easier for stroke survivors to attend physical and occupational therapy sessions. Results from a proof-of-concept study suggest the technology -- and the social connection it facilitates -- are effective at encouraging therapy participation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Addition of occupational therapy to an interdisciplinary concussion clinic improves identification of functional impairments - Harris MB, Rafeedie S, McArthur D, Babikian T, Snyder A, Polster D, Giza CC.
BACKGROUND: Concussions, or mild traumatic brain injuries, are prevalent among youth and young adults. These injuries may disrupt a person's daily activities (occupations) including school, physical activity, work, and socialization. Rehabilitation profess... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Meeting the demand for children ’s occupational therapy
The number of children with special educational needs and disabilities is rising and with it, the demand for occupational therapy. Occupational Therapy Week 2019, from 4 November, will look at how small changes occupational therapists make have a big impact on the services they support. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 31, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news