OTR Creates Innovative Lymphedema Program to Aid Patients With Spinal Cord Injury in Recovery and Rehabilitation Efforts

2021-10-27T09:38:45-04:00October 27th, 2021|

Rebecca Hammad, an OTR and certified lymphedema therapist, started a lymphedema program at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA, where she used her training to modify the traditional approach to CDT for individuals experiencing acute and chronic edema after injury or illness.

OTR with Cardiopulmonary Specialization Guides Care and Rehab Interventions for Patients With COVID-19

2021-10-14T11:24:17-04:00October 14th, 2021|

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, Dr. Jamie Wilcox pioneered programs and services that focused on guiding patients through their health challenges throughout the continuum of care, from hospitalization to rehabilitation to the return home.

Early Vocational Skills Program Is a Key to Job Success for Elementary-School Students With Special Needs

2021-04-05T15:53:46-04:00April 2nd, 2021|

For students with special needs, entering the workforce can present new challenges and add anxiety and uncertainty to their lives. Thanks to Deborah Schwind, an innovative OTR working for Loudoun County Public Schools, students are introduced to vocational skills early in their education and use school routines to build transition skills, leading to more positive outcomes upon graduation.

OTR’s Personal and Professional Experiences Inspire Improved NICU Stays for Infants and Parents

2021-04-05T15:58:46-04:00March 22nd, 2021|

As a mother with first-hand experience of having children in the NICU, Dr. Bobbi Pineda has dedicated years of research and program development to improve not only the developmental outcomes of high-risk infants but also the overall experience for families who have a child in the NICU.

OTR’s Assessment Tool Shows Improving Patient Handling Leads to Better and Safer Outcomes for Patients and Care Providers

2021-04-05T15:59:18-04:00March 19th, 2021|

Teresa Boynton, an OTR from Colorado, developed the Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool (BMAT) so nurses could better determine patients’ current mobility status and safely handle them.

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