Spinecare Topics

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Occupational Therapy

The primary goal of occupational therapy is to prepare a patient to return to a working environment.  The therapeutic approach is designed to help the patient meet the physical, social and mental requirements of their job and daily living responsibilities. Occupational therapists are health care professionals trained in occupational therapy. The occupational therapist (OT) works to help the patient overcome disabilities with adaptive skills and training or they provide an instructive role to prevent future injuries through work and lifestyle training. The OT may provide training for the use of a wheel chair, or crutches and create custom bracing and splint fabrication for support and help reduce functional limitations. The OT is trained to assess potential and actual disability or safety issues and provide an adaptive work-around for any task. OTs help all ages of patients with activities of daily living and work.


Educational Partners

To learn more about your spine. spinehealth, and available spinecare go to the International Spine Assocition (ISA) at www.spineinformation.org. The primary mission of the ISA is to improve spinehealth and spinecare through education. The ISA is committed to disseminating need-to-know information throught the World Wide Web in numerous languages covering many topics related to the spine, including information about spine disorders, spine heath, advances in technology and available spinecare



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