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NBCOT Certification Renewal, Pros and Cons

The last few months I have been struggling with a decision all nationally certified occupational therapists must deal with now every three years. That is, whether or not to renew my NBCOT certification. Is it worthwhile to throw down my hard earned money to an organization to keep a few letters after my name simply…

Study: Yoga Builds Bone, Reverses Osteoporosis

“A 10-year peer-reviewed study has shown that 12 minutes of yoga, done daily, can build bone, reverse osteoporosis, and improve bone quality without causing injury.” Sourced through Scoop.it from: occupational-therapy.advanceweb.com Important evidence based practice knowledge for practitioners with older adult clients. See on Scoop.it – Occupational Therapy Inspiration

Can virtual reality help stroke patients recover arm movement?

Patients who have impaired arm movement due to stroke can benefit from virtual reality therapy, suggests a new study, after participants regained use of paretic limbs. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.medicalnewstoday.com See on Scoop.it – Occupational Therapy Inspiration

Severely impaired stroke survivors regain arm function after intensive physical therapy

Time may heal all wounds, but in the case of stroke survivors, the key to better recovery is to spend more time in an intensive physical therapy program, according to a University of Florida… Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.medicalnewstoday.com See on Scoop.it – Occupational Therapy Inspiration

Musical Training in Youth Can Protect Brain in Old Age

Scientists have found that musical training in younger years can prevent a decay in speech listening skills in later life. Canadian researchers discovered older adults who had musical training in their youth were 20 percent faster in identifying speech… Source: psychcentral.com See on Scoop.it – Occupational Therapy Inspiration

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