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Three Common Causes of Pressure Injuries (and how to avoid them)

Posted by / October 28, 2016 / Categories: Inside Recliners, Occupational Therapy

With Worldwide Stop Pressure Ulcer Day taking place later this month, we thought we’d take a look at how some of the most common causes of pressure injuries might be avoided.

Remember, it’s always far better to avoid pressure injuries than to treat them. So don’t worry about being over-careful with your patients – you’re doing them a favour even if it feels like you’re fussing!

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How to Clean your Patients’ Recliners Chair

Posted by / September 30, 2016 / Categories: Inside Recliners, Occupational Therapy

We’ve been talking a lot recently about how to help your patients get the most from their Recliners chairs, by using the footrest correctly or providing appropriate lumber support. Another really important element to be aware of is the best way to maintain and clean your patients’ chairs.

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Three Points to Consider when Seating Bariatric Clients

Posted by / August 31, 2016 / Categories: Inside Recliners, Occupational Therapy

Unfortunately, obesity is a real problem in Wales with the latest statistics reporting that 24% of adults fall into this category. This means there every chance that an OT will find themselves dealing with a bariatric patient. The seating requirements for bariatric patients are different to other patients, so it is important to know what to look for. Here is a quick guide to the most important factors to help your patient remain comfortable and reduce the risk of injuries.

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Providing your Clients with Appropriate Lumbar Support

Posted by / July 29, 2016 / Categories: Inside Recliners, Occupational Therapy

Patients who spend a large amount of time seated face the danger of kyphosis – forward curvature of the spine caused by slouching and poor posture. Long term effects of kyphosis include everything from temporary back pain and difficulties in breathing, to pressure injuries and long term muscular deformation.

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The Key to Going it Alone as an OT? Knowing You’re Not Alone.

Posted by / May 31, 2016 / Categories: Inside Recliners, Occupational Therapy
If you have made the decision to go it alone as an Occupational Therapist, you’ll know it’s not an easy one. Leaving behind a regular salary with holidays and sick pay for the great-unknown world of self-employment can be a scary prospect. While the possibility of choosing your own hours and developing your practise around the areas you enjoy are certainly appealing, the lack of security and the uncertainty around whether you’ll find enough clients make it a challenging step.
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