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Tips For Seeking Occupational Therapy Treatments That Best Help You
In its continuing mission to empower patients and clients of occupational therapy, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) shares its recommendations for occupational therapy services. The list, “Five Things Patients and Providers Should Question,” was developed through the Association’s participation in Choosing Wisely®.
Occupational therapists (OTs) and occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) help people of all ages and abilities take part in what they need and want to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (or “occupations”). They consider each person’s physical and mental health and abilities (and barriers), along with their environment, to create an individual treatment plan. Occupational therapy’s effectiveness comes from using activities that are personally meaningful to each client during therapy to help the client meet their goals.
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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: How Muscle Cells Journey To The Dark Side
Promoting repair of dystrophic muscles is a major goal in the treatment of muscular dystrophies but is complicated by the incomplete knowledge of the cellular and molecular events that drive muscle regeneration.
Answers could lie in better understanding muscle repair—which resembles a delicate cellular dance choreographed by special cells called fibro-adipogenic progenitors (FAPs). Researchers already know these cells have a dark side—they are also responsible for the muscle wasting and scarring that occurs during Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
Now, scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have revealed that FAPs don’t have just one identity—but several distinct identities that emerge during key stages of muscle regeneration. Importantly, the FAPs that drive the symptoms of DMD have defined markers, meaning they could be targeted for drug development.
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A New Theory For Phantom Limb Pain Points The Way To More Effective Treatment
Dr Max Ortiz Catalan of Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has developed a new theory for the origin of the mysterious condition, 'phantom limb pain'. Published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology, his hypothesis builds upon his previous work on a revolutionary treatment for the condition, that uses machine learning and augmented reality.
Phantom limb pain is a poorly understood phenomenon, in which people who have lost a limb can experience severe pain, seemingly located in that missing part of the body. The condition can be seriously debilitating and can drastically reduce the sufferer's quality of life. But current ideas on its origins cannot explain clinical findings, nor provide a comprehensive theoretical framework for its study and treatment.
Now, Max Ortiz Catalan, Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, has published a paper that offers up a promisi
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Online-PhD-Degrees.com Announces Their Choices of the Best Online Schools for Doctoral Degrees in Occupational Therapy
Online-PhD-Degrees.com has recently released their list of the Best Online Schools for Doctoral Degrees in Occupational Therapy—a detailed index of the finest online schools with degrees in this discipline.
You may view the list, which includes a description of the benefits of each school and doctoral degree program, by clicking the link below:
Occupational Therapy is a pivotal department within the field of health care, that involves the rehabilitation of individuals who have undergone trauma, or who have mental/physical disabilities, so that they may perform day-to-day tasks efficiently.
These professionals assist their patients in feeling like a normal, functioning part of society who can successfully complete simple and/or complex tasks throughout their lives.
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