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Unformatted text preview: Therapeutic Exercise To increase strength To increase balance To increase coordination and agility To increase cardiopulmonary and muscular endurance To increase flexibility To normalize patterns of movement ADL/Function Training Examples: Dressing Walking Pediatrics - sitting at a school desk Bathroom transfers Car transfers Mobility skills Work hardening Therapies Hot packs Cold packs Ultrasound Electrical stimulation Hydrotherapy and aquatic therapy Massage Cardiac rehabilitation Postural drainage/respiratory physical therapy Wound care/debridement Electrical Stimulation For relief of pain For relief of spasm For muscle re-education To reduce edema (swelling) TENS - machine to reduce pain Postural Drainage Technique for loosening mucus in the airway so at it may be coughed out Tapping is performed in certain area with the patient in different positions Most commonly used in patients with cystic fibrosis Other Careers in Health Care Physician Specialties Orthopedist/orthopedic surgeon Neurologist Rheumatologist Oncologist Cardiologist Pediatrician Residents and fellow Occupational Therapist Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives OT assists people in developing the "skills for the job of living" necessary for independent and satisfying lives Occupational Therapist Skilled professionals whose education includes the study of human growth and development with emphasis on social, emotional, and physiological effects of illness and injury The occupational therapist has a master's or doctoral degree The OTA earns an associate degree Occupational Therapist OTs help patients improve their ability to perform tasks They work with individuas who suffer from a mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling condition Use treatment to maintain daily living and work skills of patients Help patients improve basic motor function, reasoning abilities, and compensate for loss of function Occupational Therapist...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2010 for the course AHS 151 taught by Professor Bialstok during the Fall '09 term at Nassau CC.

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