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The role of an occupational therapist after a stroke.

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´╗┐The role of Occupation therapist after the stroke. Report 2/21/2013 Roza Grunwald ________________ The purpose of this report is to explain how occupational therapy can help regain abilities, learn new skills and cope with any remaining disabilities after a stroke. Introduction Occupational therapy is an important part of recovery and rehabilitation. It involves relearning everyday activities (occupations) enable to lead a full and independent life. It helps regain the skills. It may be that patient need to regain the ability to do day-to-day tasks such as getting out of bed, washing or making a hot drink. ...read more.


. An occupational therapist will help a stroke patient with daily acts of independence, like learning again how to wash, get dressed, and brush their teeth. Occupational therapy focuses on two main things: restoring independence and quality of life. Key areas occupational therapists focus on: Early therapy. Occupational therapy usually begins right after the stroke, while the patient is still in the hospital. Therapist helping them to cope with the fact that they had a stroke, how their brain has to recover, how their body is responding to this problem in their brain. ...read more.


Individual sessions. It's hard to pin down what a therapy session will consist of, because every session for every person is different. That's because occupational therapists design an individual therapy program for each individual stroke patient. Conclusion: Keeping the small motor skills working after a stroke is a challenge for both patients and therapist. Occupational therapists' treatment contributes to both the quality of life for survivors of stroke and their families and to timely evaluation of clinical outcomes for the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team. ________________ | Page ...read more.

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