OTs Aid Return to Work
Reference:Desiron HA, et al Occupational therapy and return to work: a systematic literature review. BMC Public Health. 2011; 11(1):615
This systematic review concluded that there is some evidence that Occupational Therapists (OTs) as part of rehab programs, increase return to work rates.
Clinical Relevance: Having an OT on a multi-disciplinary team for ?difficult? patients may positively influence patient return to work outcomes.
Personal Comment: Last year I attended a Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) course by Dr. Michael Sullivan and I was impressed that by far the majority of the participants were OTs. As a general rule it appears that OTs are under-appreciated and likely under-utilized outside of the hospital setting.
Posted on: October 06, 2011
Categories: Relevant Physical Therapy Articles