Creating evidence-based resources for occupational therapists on Physiopedia

At Physiopedia, our mission is to offer up-to-date rehabilitation knowledge you can count on. That’s no small feat in a field that’s always changing. For our recent ‘Topic of the Month’, the spotlight was on Occupational Therapy (OT), and our dedicated volunteer content team have been busy expanding our information for and about OT interventions.

Each month the Physiopedia volunteer  team chooses a topic to focus on – they review what Physiopedia pages we have on the topic, make sure they are all high quality and evidence based as well as looking for any gaps in the area and creating new pages on the topic. This month they chose to supercharge the Physiopedia pages on OT! As well as making sure that the role of OTs is included in existing pages like Rehabilitation of Hand Burn Injuries, the team also edited and created several new and exciting pages specific to OTs. Do you know about Sensory Integration Therapy in Paediatric Rehabilitation or the Kawa Model? Click on the links to find out more. 

Why the Spotlight on Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is key to helping people regain or maintain their day-to-day abilities. For many, it is a lifeline to independent living. By expanding our content on occupational therapy, we aim to support a more inclusive view of what rehabilitation means. While our past focus has been on physiotherapy, we are widening our content to offer a broader perspective. One example is our new page on Occupational Therapy and Mental Health, which is an example of how occupational therapists can help with those conditions that are not always obvious to see. Another interesting new page you should read is Occupational Therapy in Home Health. The team also reviewed our pages on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dementia, which explore alternative approaches for helping patients. 

By focusing on a shared approach to planning care and interventions, we ensure that the patient is at the centre of their recovery. While there are many similarities between physiotherapy and OT, there are also some distinct differences. Physiotherapy helps people move better. Occupational therapy helps people live better. Both are important in patient care, helping individuals achieve their goals, and demonstrating a more complete view of what rehabilitation teams can accomplish.

Our global volunteer team is dedicated to making sure our content is dependable and current. Physiopedia stays a reliable go-to in an ever-changing and ever-improving landscape of care, thanks to their amazing work.

So whether you are a healthcare professional, or just interested in learning more about rehabilitation, take 5 minutes to explore the Physiopedia pages. With Physiopedia, you’re always just a click away from the latest in rehabilitation knowledge.