Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Amputation

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Amputation Awareness and Treatment Did you know: Someone will undergo an amputation every 30 minutes in Australia.  Losing a limb is a life changing event and many Australian’s are dealing with the associated challenges every day. National Amputee Awareness Week is recognised during 4-11th of October.  This week is about raising awareness, making sure people…

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Fragile X Syndrome

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Inherited Conditions with Fragile X Gene Fragile X-associated Disorders are a term given to a range of inherited conditions that occur as a result of alterations in the FMR1 gene (Fragile X gene). It is estimated in Australia, 1 child per week is born fully affected by Fragile X syndrome and 20 are born carriers…

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Spine injuries

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Spinal Cord Injury and Assistive Technology Living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to independently participate in everyday activities. Read more about (opens in a new tab)”>Spinal Cord Injury here > One of the ways that Occupational Therapists (OT) can assist those with a SCI improve…

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Spine injuries

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Spinal cord injury A spinal cord injury (SCI) is caused from damage to the spinal cord which results in a loss of movement and sensation below the level of the injury. Spinal cord injury can occur when the spinal cord is severed, compressed or bruised which disrupts blood and oxygen supply. SCI can be traumatic…

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Stroke Rehab

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Upper Limb Rehab After Strokes How can the upper limb be affected by a stroke? Everyone’s experience of stroke is unique, however there are some common effects of stroke to the upper limb (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand) that can impact on a person’s ability to complete daily living tasks. Read more about what a stroke…

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Autism

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What is Autism? Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a diagnosis that refers to a broad range of symptoms that can impact an individual across any range of daily life activities including communication, social interactions, thinking and behaviour. This diversity is why we refer to Autism in terms of a spectrum. Every person with…

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Managing Cancer

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Why cancer research is so important The latest statistics from the Australian Cancer Council report over 140,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year alone, with 1 in 2 Australian men and women expected to be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Which cancer is most common? Non-melanoma skin cancer is believed to be the most prevalent diagnosis in…

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Autoimmune diseases

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Parkinson’s Disease Did you know… Someone in Australia is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every 47 minutes. Over 70,000 Australians have Parkinson’s Disease.  Once thought to be a geriatric condition, we now know that approximately 15% of people with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease are of working age and nearly 3% are aged between 30-40 years.…

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Sleep Awareness

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When is sleep awareness week? August 5th – 11th is the Australian Sleep Health Foundation Sleep Awareness Week for 2019.  This year’s theme for Sleep Awareness Week in Australia is “Sleep on it – memory and problem solving”. We know good quality sleep plays a major role in our ability to learn, to think clearly…

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth

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What is Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease? Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) is used to describe a range of various inherited genetic disorders that affect the peripheral nervous system – the nerves that stretch from our spine to the distal parts of our body and control movement and sensation. Who discovered Charcot-Marie-Tooth? CMT takes its name from the three doctors…

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