Occupational Therapist

How can an Occupational Therapist Help with Autism & ADHD?

What is Autism? Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a lifelong non-progressive neuro-developmental disorder. ASD is characterized by developmental difficulties in social interaction and communication (verbal and non-verbal). Children diagnosed with ASD may also exhibit repetitive and ritualistic behavior. What is ADHD? ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is typically characterized as a disorder of inattention, hyper-attention, and impulsivity. …

Active rehab

What is Active Rehabilitation?

Active Rehabilitation is an exercise-based program designed to improve your level of function. An active rehabilitation program usually begins after an injury that leaves you unable to work, play, or perform daily activities. What’s the Difference Between Active Rehabilitation & Other Forms of Rehab? The difference is that active rehabilitation involves regaining strength, endurance, and functional ability through stretching and …

Cog FCE

Cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluation

What is a Cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluation? A Cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluation is an assessment that evaluates functional impairment of a client’s memory, attention, planning, problem-solving, learning, impulsivity, and tolerance for multiple demands. Cognitive challenges can result following brain injury, secondary to mental health concerns, or with neurological conditions. These challenges may include remembering appointments, completing work on time, focusing …

car accident

Car Accident Rehabilitation

Being involved in a car accident can be one of the most traumatic and difficult times during your life. You will often be in contact with many different people, including the police, lawyers, doctors, and ICBC. Your doctor or lawyer may direct you to an occupational therapist, physiotherapist, and kinesiologist who can help you recover from your injuries. What do …

Theraband

Rehabilitative Equipment Everyone Should Own

Whether you’re recovering from an injury or just looking to improve athletic performance, utilizing this equipment can help you feel better and improve your athletic performance. Therabands A lot of people are introduced to Therabands under the direction of a rehabilitative therapist as a method for strength training or rehabilitation. But Therabands can be used before injury occurs, and can …

Chronic Neck Pain Karp Rehabilitation Vancouver

Neck Pain

Neck pain affects almost everyone at some point. Furthermore, not all neck pain is exactly the same and therefore treating it can be complicated. Causes of Neck Pain Neck pain can come about from a number of different injuries. Whiplash, chronic neck strain from long periods of sitting in front of a computer, pinched nerves, and degenerative diseases are just …

Active Rehabilitation Karp Rehab Vancouver

What is an Occupational Therapist?

Occupational Therapists (OTs) are healthcare professionals. The basic goal of an OT is to assess a client’s needs and formulate plans for treatment and support. Can Occupational Therapy Help? There is often confusion regarding what an OT does. Part of the confusion might be because OTs work with such a diverse array of individuals. One day, an OT might help someone …

Multidisciplinary Approach

A Multidisciplinary Approach

A multidisciplinary approach involves drawing from multiple disciplines to reach solutions by gathering a broader understanding of a problem. In rehabilitation, this means occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and kinesiologists collaborating on specific client-centered injuries. Benefits of a Multidisciplinary Approach The benefit of a multidisciplinary team is to get multiple viewpoints on a situation or problem, and collaborate to achieve the best …