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

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