'Helen's OT News' Bits and pieces from my world of Occupational Therapy. Mostly media stories or open (free) research articles that highlight the work of Occupational Therapist's, with a few bits thrown in which I think are worth sharing. Enjoy. I am UK based, however try to include articles from around the world.
Chronic pain has been called one of the “most powerful and insidious disruptors” of routine, habit and wellbeing (Karoly, Okun, Enders & Tennen, 2014). When a person experiences pain, a whole range of mechanisms come into play and work together to...
The effect of competition and reward on intrinsic motivation was examined in 40 undergraduate university males. The purpose was to determine the main effects of competition and reward, and the interaction effect between the two.
Margy Hunter, MS, MA, LLP, OTR/L, created the cover of the Spring 2013 issue of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. She created this untitled work as a personal reflection on the impact of war on individuals and society, as well as on the history of the profession of occupational therapy (OT), which began in response to military service members’ needs. Also embedded in the creation of this piece are the restorative benefits of participation in creative arts for OT practitioners who deliver services to patients experiencing profound life changes. Additionally, this article explores the artists’ use of art in OT practice to create occupational environments in her community, and as a tool to support her own occupational functioning.
Video game advocates will swear that nothing gives them more pleasure than beating a "boss round" or finishing a game. But as it turns out, consoles are not just for gamers. They are also an excellent tool to help rehabilitate people who suffered strokes.