Occupational Therapy

These Summer Activities Are Making Your Carpal Tunnel Worse

Carpal Tunnel is one of the most widely known hand conditions. The tingling and numbness sensation in the hands and wrists are a classic sign of the syndrome that millions across the United States are familiar with. Whether you’ve already been seeking treatment for the condition, you’re trying to wait it out or your symptoms […]

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7 Things About Occupational Therapy That You Probably Didn’t Know!

April is Occupational Therapy Month! To help celebrate our Occupational Therapists and Therapy Staff, this month’s blog is going to focus on facts, history and overall information about occupational therapy that you probably didn’t know before reading. 1. How Occupational Therapy began… Though other OT applications were used much earlier, occupational therapy in the sense

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Injuries in Active Teens and How to Prevent Them

This school year might look a little different, but school sports are back in session! First time players and seasoned athletes are equally susceptible to injuries of the shoulders, hips, knees and ankles. Each sport affects the body differently and poses higher risks of injuries than other sports. In this blog, we will talk about:

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A Guide for Wrist Exercises at Home

Suffering from wrist pains? There are several conditions out there that lead to pain and discomfort in the wrist and base of the thumb. Some of these conditions include: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Osteoarthritis Tendonitis Wrist Sprains While not all wrist disorders can be corrected with therapy or bracing, it can often be the first course

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How Orthotics Will Help So Many Issues

Begin a search for “orthotics,” and you will find any number of solutions made specifically for the foot and the ankle. However, orthotics or orthotics bracing exists for a much longer list of limbs and issues, and though standardized orthotics may do the trick for the mildest complaints, it is custom orthotics that make a

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A Guide for Treating Arthritis

Living with arthritis is painful and uncomfortable, and it’s something that millions of people endure every day across the world. It’s estimated that over 54 million adults in the U.S. have doctor-diagnosed arthritis and that this number will keep climbing significantly as time goes on, according to the Arthritis Foundation. There isn’t a cure for

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Understanding Hand Growth Plate Injuries and Their Treatment Options

Growth plates are the end areas of bones within children’s bodies. They are marked by cartilage and have not ossified yet. This makes them particularly susceptible to damage, especially when combined children’s high rate of activity and propensity for injury. Within this post, we will explore key areas related to growth plate injuries, including: What

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Understanding Median Neuritis: Exploring the Condition, Complications, and Treatment Options

Median neuritis is a leading cause of carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS. The median nerve runs the length of the arm, but when it becomes inflamed (neuritis) or entrapped, it can cause a wide range of symptoms generally associated with CTS, including lack of grip strength, pain, swelling, and more. Within this post, we will

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A Real Pain in the Thumb: Your Guide to Gamekeeper’s Thumb

When your favorite activities are compromised because of pain, it can be incredibly upsetting. Also known as the ulnar collateral ligament, this area of the body can have some serious pain. Read on for more information on what gamekeeper’s thumb is, activities that can not only lead to it but also can interfere with it,

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Motus CHT Receives Recognition for Novel Contributions

Warren based Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist, Kay Macconnachie, provides insight on hand injuries and recovery for famous author.   In his most recent book, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom gives recognition to Warren Certified Hand Therapist, Kay MacConnachie. His acknowledgement reads “…many thanks to the following people for help

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Kids can get gamers thumb from playing video games for an extended period.

Gamer’s Thumb and Other Gaming Hand Injuries

Have you ever had a sore thumb after playing video games for 4 or 5 hours? You could be suffering from a repetitive stress injury nicknamed “gamer’s thumb.” In this post, we’ll answer a few common questions about gamer’s thumb. We’ll tell you how this condition can be treated, and how you can prevent it.

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Typing on a computer all day may increase your chances of getting carpal tunnel.

How to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a debilitating condition. It causes pain and limits both range of motion and strength in the hands, wrists, fingers, and forearms. The condition is largely related to work in which repetitive hand motions are the norm. Some occupations may increase your risk for carpal tunnel syndrome. Those who type or

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Physical Therapy vs. Occupational Therapy

People often confuse physical therapy and occupational therapy. The difference between the two is their goal. Physical therapy focuses on improving mobility. Occupational therapy focuses on enabling patients to complete daily activities. This post highlights the similarities and differences of PT and OT.   It can be easy to confuse occupational and physical therapy. Each

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Occupational Therapy for Carpal Tunnel

There are few conditions as commonplace today as carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel is often caused by overuse and repetitive motion with the fingers or hands. Carpal tunnel syndrome affects the fingers, wrist, hand and forearm. Symptoms include tingling, numbness and pain. A range of surgical and nonsurgical treatments is available. In this post, we’re

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Industrial rehabilitation is occupational therapy designed to get people back to work after an injury.

Industrial Rehabilitation Services

Sometimes an injury causes more than just pain. It prevents people from providing for their families. Industrial rehabilitation is therapy designed to get people back to work. Occupational therapists use exercises that simulate job activities. If you have been injured and are trying to return to work, Motus can help.   Learn how Motus Rehabilitation

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