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 …

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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 …

Youth and Teen Transitions Karp Rehab Vancouver

Youth Transitions with OT

Is your teen, or are YOU transitioning from childhood into adulthood? Are you finding this a challenge and don’t know where to turn? Well, great news, you’re not the only one! The transition from childhood into adulthood is not always easy and is a time for significant change. If this sounds familiar to you, then maybe an occupational therapist can …

Sit Less at Work Karp Rehab Vancouver

5 Ways to Sit Less at Work

Does sitting at work for prolonged periods of time ever bother you? A survey of Canadian office workers regarding physical activities performed at work done by ParticipACTION found that 63 per cent of workers were worried about how much time they spend sitting and want to sit less at work.  Another 32 per cent of respondents from the same study …

Improving your Work-Station Ergonomics can Help Reduce Headaches

After a long day of work and errands, is your head pounding? While a headache can definitely be brought on by overwork, stress, and worry, there is another significant culprit – poor posture. Poor posture can be a result of poor work-station ergonomics. Changing your work-station can improve your posture, and can not not only reduce headaches, but can also …

Occupational therapist

How to Become an Occupational Therapist

We all want to make a difference in the world, and we all want to make the world a better place. There are many great career paths out there, but more and more people are starting to consider becoming an Occupational Therapist for its rewarding qualities. So what is occupational therapy, what does an occupational therapist do, and how do you …

Stop Sitting Karp Rehab Vancouver

Easy Ways to Stop Sitting Today!

We’ve all heard about the dangers of prolonged sitting. Heightened risks of chronic disease and pain, increased weight gain, decreased life spans…Physiotherapists, doctors, and occupational therapists will all tell you: there is no shortage of reasons why we need to limit our sitting time. But how do you stop sitting so much without radically changing your lifestyle? After all, not …

Staying Active Karp Rehab Vancouver

Doctors Suggest Staying Active During Rehab – Why?

Nagging injuries can disrupt your regular routine by causing pain during exercise. However, don’t let it dampen your motivation. There are still ways to stay active, in fact, most doctors and sports medicine specialists recommend continuing to exercise after an injury. Early mobilization is shown to decrease pain, swelling and stiffness. Furthermore, staying active results in an earlier return-to-work and …