In order to effectively address the issues of disability in occupational and physical therapy practice, occupational and physical therapists must understand the unique needs of their patients. Over the past decade, researchers have discovered that many individuals with disabilities are not able to perform daily occupational and physical therapy activities because they lack ability to receive mental health referrals. This is especially true for patients with visual impairment or nearsightedness or hearing impairment. The problem goes much deeper, however, as a common conversation among occupational therapists is “There’s nothing I can do for you.” The next time you’re facing off against someone who is trying to help you, speak up. This might be asking too much from a therapist who has been pumping you with advice for years.
There’s a lot of misinformation out there about the recent spate of headaches that are making people sick. One thing you can use when your friends are having them is to tell them to either get a can of ear drops or to be ready for an appointment. If you’re like me, you might have been told that being on all fours makes it easier to handle, but this is not true! Not only does being all about the ears give us a much better positioning, but it also increases our mobility and leads us to a safer body by helping us avoid injury from repetitive motion injuries.