Category Archives: Occupational Therapy
What do we do?
The overlap between the terms is large but what ever you call what you do the role is very important. Common law allows for workers injured in the course of their employment to sue for damages from their employer if they can prove certain elements. Under worker’s compensation legislation, and to a lesser extent motor accident legislation, the proof and the strict adherance to those requirements from the worker is relaxed in exchange for an accepted limited liability from the employer. The employer also engages an insurer to manage this aspect of their liability. This is a great thing. It means that workers, employers and insurers are not spending years fighting in courts. Resources can be directed quickly and efficiently to help restore the claimant to their former life. There is nothing fair about a work place or motor accident injuries, particularly serious ones, and in many cases no amount of money can compensate the injured person for what has happend but the goal is to use what is available in the best possible way. Continue reading
There is a lot of hype at the moment about the concept of stand-up desks.
So I love the idea of sit stand workstations. I have to mention a particular product in this area. The Workfit-s from Ergotron.
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On-Line Forums – Are They a Waste of Time?
How many of us spend time on online forum? I know at different times I have spend too much time talking to people I didn’t even know! This is crazy so I don’t do it any more but I do think there is a professional role for online forums. A professional discussion can take place as easily on line as in person. The benefit of doing it on line is that it is recorded and that other people from far and wide can contribute. This can be a really positive process. How much do you learn from professionals around you? Well that can happen on line too! Continue reading
As promised I attended the information session about National registration of OTs at Westmead Hospital. It was great to be in the company of so many other OTs! For other rehabhub readers I will post on more general rehab/injury management … Continue reading
The professional association has introduced a requirement for CPD in anticipation of what the registration board would do. If you do not fulfill the requirements then you are not able to be a member of OT Australia (with some exceptions but that is the gist of it). The registration board has also released its CPD requirements. If you fail to meet the requirements of the registration board, your ability to practice will be effected. Ultimately it is possible that you could be prevented as practicing as an OT in Australia. Initial registration does not depend on the completion of the CPD points.