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What is Occupational Therapy?
“Occupational therapy practitioners facilitate participation in everyday living.” (AOTA.org) Occupational therapy (OT) is the only profession that helps people throughout their lifespan with the ability to perform the activities they want and need to do. Occupational Therapy practitioners (OTs) enable people of all ages to live life to their fullest. They encourage individuals to be active participants in daily routine tasks, promoting health, injury prevention, and adapting to their environment. Occupational therapy services typically include a customized intervention to...
5 Tips for a Healthy Home Office
We have been required to adjust our lives due to recent changes in the world. For many of us, this has either forced us to work from home, home school our kids, or both. Parts of our homes have turned into makeshift offices and classrooms. Using an improper workstation daily will cause changes in our body that can lead to issues over time. Small changes can make a big difference. Use the 5 tips below from the Occupational and Physical Therapists at OrthoTexas to help prevent pain from poor posture during work or school time in your home.
Bone Focus: Osteoporosis 101 Q&A
Purpose of Our Bones: Our bones support us and allow us to move. They protect our brain, heart, and other organs from injury. Our bones also store minerals such as calcium and phosphorous, which help keep our bones strong, and release them into the body when we need them for other uses. Our bones are alive. Every day, our body breaks down old bone and puts new bone in its place. What is Osteoporosis? There are many kinds of bone diseases. The most common one is osteoporosis (AH-stee-oh-por-OH-sis). The World Health Organization definition is “a disease characterized by low...
Dr. Myers’ Journey to Orthopedic Surgery
Why did you want to become an Orthopedic Surgeon? I initially became interested in orthopedics through my involvement in playing various sports and athletic activities, and by sustaining and recovering from some of my own orthopedic injuries. I always wanted to pursue a career where I could help people and serve my local community, and I have always been fascinated with the human body and the musculoskeletal system. The entire mechanical design of our bodies is logical and practical, a system of levers and pulleys that can produce movements varying from finely detailed to...
What is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist?
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists, treat a wide variety of disabling medical conditions non-surgically. Most orthopedist are surgeons. If an individual has a condition requiring surgery, then they should consult with an orthopedist.