What is Occupational therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Occupational Therapy (OT) is a healthcare discipline which involves assessment of challenges to daily living and helping the patient overcome these through the use of assistive devices and home modifications. OT can be part of rehabilitation following injury or serious illness, such as a stroke.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) 48 9
Stiffness/Spasticity 39 10
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 15 2
Improve mobility 10 1
Balance problems 6 1
General health 6 2

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Occupational therapy"

Severe
2
Moderate
2
Mild
3
None
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Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Occupational therapy

Hospitalization 6
Pain 2
Social anxiety 1
Chest pain 1
Confusion 1
Pain in hands 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Occupational therapy)
Dosage Patients
weekly 4
3 hr weekly 5
1 hr daily 5
60 min monthly 7
120 min monthly 4
30 min weekly 10
45 min weekly 7
60 min weekly 21
90 min weekly 8
120 min weekly 13
Why Patients Stopped Going to Occupational therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 72
Other 19
Did not seem to work 12
Expense 10
Side effects too severe 6
Doctor's advice 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
Not indicated 2
Personal research 1
See all 104 patients who’ve stopped going to Occupational therapy

Duration

Currently Going to Occupational therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 4
1-2 years 6
2 years or more 16
Stopped Going to Occupational therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 11
1-3 months 43
3-6 months 16
6 months-1 year 12
1-2 years 11
2 years or more 6
Adherence
Always
30 57%
Usually
15 28%
Sometimes
7 13%
Never
1 2%
Burden
Very
4 8%
Somewhat
15 28%
A little
13 25%
Not at all
21 40%
Cost
$200+
1 3%
$100-199
4 13%
$50-99
1 3%
$25-49
1 3%
< $25
23 77%
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10 patient evaluations for Occupational therapy

TysabriSept08
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TysabriSept08
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: n
I have:
MS

See TysabriSept08's full Occupational therapy history

Feb 27, 2013 (Started Jan 14, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for restore some lost function - arms, legs and core: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: PT and OT can help, if only slightly. They do take time and energy. At times, other obligations suffer.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
PhoenixCarberry
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PhoenixCarberry
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 4y
  • Duration: 4 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
22 seizures
105 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

See PhoenixCarberry's full Occupational therapy history

Apr 11, 2012 (Started Oct 05, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sensory dysfunction: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 60 min Daily
Advice & Tips: 1] Making something out of nothing. There is always an opprotunity to sooth triggers. Stimulate safely and destimulate over stimulation where hyper sensitive. 2] Yes, there is shocking benefits ONLY if you do the work. the more work the more results. gotta stay educated, keep reading and stay on top of different approaches as to not avoid becoming stagnet. You can NOT hire someone to see your kid an hour a day or a week and think there is change or that its enough. Its a lifestyle/culture change of family, where the real method, evolution, capabilities of child is established and made. 3] Impacts are drastic for us trying to do at home and with the support of ECI programs. But Private is the way to go, provided if you have the resources. On a larger scale going to private care among professionals does not hold a candle to attempting to read DIR therapy how to and other therapies to address SPD complications.

  • 0 helpful marks
nacona
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nacona
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See nacona's full Occupational therapy history

Mar 2, 2012 (Started Nov 18, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support quality of life: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 17, 2011 (Started Nov 18, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support quality of life: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 24, 2010 (Started Nov 18, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support quality of life: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
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