It is well known that brain Injury is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. In fact, in Canada, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is more common than breast cancer, spinal cord injury, HIV/AIDS, and multiple sclerosis (MS) combined. A brain injury can cause many physical, emotional and cognitive challenges. Recovery from a brain injury can often be a long and bumpy road. Occupational Therapists help brain injury survivors with all aspects of living including, physical symptoms, their living environment, cognition and memory and more. Learn more about Brain Injury, methods of prevention and how OTs assist with recovery in this post from our blog, ABI the Silent Epidemic.
October is Occupational Therapy Month and to celebrate we will be sharing a new series called the A to Z of OT. In our attempts to further educate the public about what Occupational Therapists do we will be highlighting twenty-six of the awesome ways OTs provide Solutions for Living.
We encourage you to follow along with The A to Z of OT and to add to the discussion by highlighting other awesome things OTs help with for each corresponding letter!