Occupational therapists help people to fully engage in daily life. They treat the whole person, whether they are recovering from injuries or have developmental or cognitive disabilities affecting their motor skills, emotions or behavior. It is a holistic approach that looks at how a client’s participation in activities has been impacted, but also at the

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Depression can be caused by both physiological reasons and life events. As far as life events go, depression happens to be a very common side effect of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). What is important to remember is that feeling sad is normal, especially after the losses and changes that tend to follow TBI. However, when

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Regardless of the cause of an injury, one question is inevitable. When will you return to work? Oftentimes, it will be a vocational expert that will provide the testimony and feedback that will help determine the answer, should the case go to court. This same expert will report on job readiness, as well as current

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The Commission for Case Management Certification (CCMC) describes case management as  “a collaborative process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the options and services required to meet a client’s health and human service needs.”  There are over 682,000 case managers and social workers in the U.S. alone, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Six Things To Consider If You Have Sleep Paralysis Imagine waking up and not being able to move a muscle. You may try to wake up from what you are certain is a nightmare, only to find that for a few terrifying moments, it is not. It is real. This is a condition known as

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Famous Faces of TBI No one is immune to the effects of a traumatic brain injury. Now, you can add ‘rock star’ to that list of larger than life public figures to be taken down by traumatic brain injury. Most probably remember the cause of INXS front man Michael Hutchence’s death to be suicide by

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It is always a good idea to maintain a healthy diet and get some exercise. According to a recent study, it is especially important to engage in these activities following a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The reason is that obesity compounds the health problems that survivors face during recovery. One thing that TBI and obesity

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Case Management Week is a time to honor and recognize all professional case managers across the continuum of care in the United States. Honor and recognition aside, our mission of sharing the philosophy and underlying principles of what we do is one that never takes a vacation. If anything, Case Management Week is the perfect

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Are you afraid of doctors? Do you dread serious illness? Both fears may be well founded, but a recent poll has revealed that higher deductibles and out-of-network costs loom much larger in the mind of the average American. 2016 was the year that U.S. healthcare costs hit more than $10,000 a year per person. In

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The brain injuries suffered by victims of domestic violence have been compared to those suffered by football players. Yet the circumstances make all the difference. When a football player suffers a traumatic brain injury, the medical response is immediate. Domestic violence victims often do not seek medical care following their injuries. They are primarily focused

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