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Copy of Occupational Therapy
Transcript of Copy of Occupational Therapy
What is Occupational Therapy?
Provides skilled treatments that helps individuals achieve and maintain independence in all areas of their lives.
Helps build and restore daily living skills
Helps to develop general independence to those with disabilities or developmental delays.
Modifies the environment to help the patient.
Health care facilities
35-37.5 hour weeks
Pros and Cons
Having to wash the patients
Physical heavy lifting
Judgment and Decision Making
Complex Problem Solving
Management of Personnel Resources
Superior compensation rates
Health Insurance Benefits
Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
Medical FSA and Dependent Care FSA
401K Retirement Plan
Paid Time Off
Professional Liability Insurance
Direct Deposit Paychecks
12-Month Payroll Option
Holidays and Summer Months Off
Many work in more than one facility, causing them to travel back and forth.
Available job opportunities
Satisfaction of recovery
Helps people physically, spiritually, and mentally
Graduated from accredited OT program
Completed necessary field work
Passed NBCOT exam
It takes five years to complete your bachelor's and master's degree.
Physics in Occupational Therapy Equipment
Helps children understand rolling and climbing.
Helps children understand the concept of acceleration.
Newton's law of gravity regarding weight, torque, and force comes into play with the medicine ball.
Can be used to correct poor posture and muscle injuries.
Helps a child find their center of gravity and have a better concept of balance.
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation: Two bodies attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.
Newton's Laws Applied in Occupational Therapy
Newton's third law
Newton's Law of Inertia
Newton's second law
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction
An example is if you put an ankle weight on a patient's leg, the force of the mass and the downward pull will increase.
The reaction to that increase is that the opposing muscel will have to create a force to overcome that mass.
An object in motion (or at rest) will remain in motion (at rest) unless acted upon by an outside force.
It takes more effort for a person to start moving than it does to remain in motion.
Range of motion exercises are usually restricted to the upper extremity joints including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and fingers.
Sum of Forces= Mass times Acceleration
Deals with helping children understand their acceleration and momentum. If an extra force is applied to the patient's mass, the patient will tend to accelerate forwards instead of remaining at a static equilibruim.
The weight of the medicine ball helps build muscles in the patient's limbs.
The torque of the medicine ball will help build rotaional motion in the patient's limbs.
The force put on the medicine ball by the patient creates an equal and opposite force on the patient's muscles.