Occupational Therapy, Anyone???

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Binki
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   Posted 1/12/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Mmm Purple, my favorite color....
 
I was wondering if anyone has seen a occupational therapist?  I work full time, made a few changes in/around my desk area.  I have the most problem with fatigue and my hip/back and neck driving me nuts by the end of the day.  My heating pad comes in handy for awhile, but I move around and get up and down that I am constantly repositioning it.  Anyways, I was just curious what to expect in seeing one and such.  What was it like for you and so on.
 
Thanx,
 
Lori :-)

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   Posted 1/12/2009 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I put a subject in for you.  You will get more responses that way!
 
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Binki
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   Posted 1/12/2009 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you...:-)
 


kitkat67
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   Posted 1/13/2009 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lori,
Unfortunately, I never made it that far. I was approved for my disability through SSDI. But my Mom has been seeing someone similar. Since her cancer has moved through her body, she has almost no control over her right hand. Pretty tough when your right handed.
It was interesting the things they showed her to help put strenghth where there isnt any. Like putting a soft towel between her arm and squeezing it to her side to gain some movement in her hand.

So, as I understand it, they can show you different ways to approach certain tasks and recommend certain items like lumbar support for your chair, or a special keyboard. And I believe workers comp will reimburse. I might be incorrect about that. But if you are enrolled with them, they make your work environment as conducive to your needs as possible.
I am sure someone will be along to give you thier experience with occupational therapy. I just wanted to reply and say HI!

Best Wishes,
Kathy

Binki
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   Posted 1/13/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kathy,

Thanx for the info. I might give it wirl, that's if my insurance covers it. I know a lot of my stress and strain/repetitive movements comes from my work environment.

Hugs,
Lori
 

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