Many people think that Occupational Therapy Assistants are people who specialize in occupations. An Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) work with an Occupational Therapist (OT) to treat patients who have difficulty performing work and daily activities due to illness, injury, and disability. An Occupational Assistant helps clients perform exercises as specified in a treatment plan and teaches them how to use equipment that make certain activities easier. An OTA works under the supervision of an OT and if state law permits, help develop treatment plans. Occupational Therapy Assistant also do administrative tasks, including writing a report on the patients progress.
The patient should be willing to go through therapy for its success. The physical therapist and the patient need to work with one another to get better of the condition. The state of the patient 's joints and their strength and flexibility is considerably affected due to arthritis. His physical endurance also takes
My experience with hospital volunteering and involvement with Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy Club provided me with more exposure to the medical field. I learned how to approach various people I could encounter in my desired career path, physical therapy. With intelligent professionals, such as doctors and nurses, I gained knowledge on how to formally communicate with them and follow the tasks I am given. Regarding the patients of the hospital and their families, I learned how to show compassion and generosity towards strangers that have been stricken by misfortune. An important life lesson that I have acquired throughout the year is that when being involved with volunteer and leadership experience, the greatest reward is not being paid in money or recognition, but being paid in love.
The purpose of this review is to summarize the current literature related to the potential for simultaneous occupational therapy (OT) interventions to decrease side effects of dialysis. Dialysis is a complex treatment option for individuals experiencing chronic kidney disease (CKD). Although dialysis helps to sustain life, those receiving treatment can potentially experience life-long physical, psychological, and social problems resulting from the side effects of dialysis (Chau et al., 2003). Occupational therapy is one approach to potentially improve patients’ deficits from dialysis. Occupational therapists (OTs) are healthcare professionals skilled to thoroughly address patients’ impairments in completing daily life activities.
The occupational therapy is convenient, and though it takes a lot of time, it is very effective once the results begin to step out. Although occupational therapy is not a complete and definite method of curing pain and does not help a patient get over it, it is still important in helping a person learn and adapt to the normal ways of life and return to their former lifestyle. There are being made efforts on academic and practitioner levels to increase the availability of occupational therapists for people who are facing disorders and making occupational therapy more effective. In addition to that, there is a need for increased education in the public regarding chronic pains and their rehabilitation through occupational therapies. Doing this would generate interest of people to become professionals at providing this service (Web MD,
“Physical Therapist are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility” (American Physical Therapist Association). They help others to prevent any disabilities and injuries throughout their life. They work around everyone’s injuries and come up with special routines, exercises, and other activities specially made just for them to help them. They range from working and helping athletes, the elderly, veterans, the public, and etc. There are many different Physical Therapist for many different situations.
I learned a lot about the anatomy and functions of the knee, as well as other weak points and imbalances within my own physique. More importantly though, I learned how selfless and caring the profession requires of the therapist. As a physical therapist, one is expected to not only diagnose and treat physical problems, but also to design plans that patients can implement themselves to further promote wellness in any area. In addition, the therapist is expected to listen to the patient at all times and tailor his program to his specific needs. Finally, one must physically be there with the patient for anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour.
It has been found that people who have well paid jobs are generally happier and more satisfied with their job and overall life. Jobs that involve health and safety risks are generally associated with lower levels of happiness. But other aspects such as work life balance, job variety, and level of autonomy strongly influence well being. Many studies have proven that individuals do not adapt over time to being unemployed, there can even be scarring effects. Even if individuals gain employment after being unemployed, they can be scared of losing their job once again.
I feel that the goals of being a physical therapist is to help injured people regain what they once had and not become disabled. The responsibilities of a physical therapist are to diagnose and manage movement, dysfunction and to make physical and functional abilities better. If you are a clinical physical therapist
In Ellen Andersen’s Pros and Cons to Tuition Free College, she claims that student who graduate with “less than $10,000 in student loan debt” (Andersen 3), are considered lucky since the average is $37,000. Students could go to school without having to worry about paying something off on time. Instead, they would just focus on school. Also, “More college graduates might buy houses rather than having to rent an apartment.” (Andersen 3). Students who just have a house don’t have to waste money on paying an outrageous rent price every month.