What is Occupational Therapy?

November 6th-12th is national #otweek2017. I felt this was the appropriate time to share how fantastic my OT's have been since being diagnosed with hEDS in 2014. I expect there are a lot of people who don't know what and how Occupational Therapy can help them with a chronic condition. Everyone knows what a Physiotherapist does but not everyone knows about OT's. They need more recognition for the great work they do, this is an important week to raise awareness.

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10 things to do when bedbound to pass time

When you are bedbound the day can seem very long especially if you don't have any visitors, what do you do to pass the time? everyday can seem the same if you are not occupying yourself.
I have carers coming in 3xdaily so I am not short on company. however there are still many hours where I don't see anyone. You can feel very lonely at times and need to find activities that you can do to make the day more enjoyable. Depending on the reason that you are bedbound will obviously affect the type of things you are able to do. Whatever the reason there is something for everyone it is just finding things you might like.

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