Chautauqua Physical & Occupational Therapy Blog

But My Couch Is So Comfortable…

A body at rest, stays at rest. A body in motion, stays in motion. Hello, everyone! Today we are going to dig deep into the importance of exercise. Do you ever look at those “gym rats” or people who ran their 56th ½ marathon and think, “…good for them, but that is NOT me. I’d […]

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Hand Problems

As an Occupational Therapist working in the outpatient setting, there are multiple statements that I hear daily regarding my patient’s hands. Here are a few of the most common ones… “My hands hurt!” “I’ve got this finger that gets stuck.” “My hands fall asleep at night.” “The base of my thumb hurts.” “My hands ache […]

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Myth Busting: Occupational Therapy

There are a lot of rumors and confusion regarding the profession of Occupational Therapy (OT). These questions tend to center around what the profession does and who we are as medical professionals. As a practicing Occupational Therapist, for over 15 years, I hear a lot of the same questions repeatedly. Today, we are going to […]

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Swing into Spring

Wipe off those winter blues and dust off those golf clubs, spring is here! As an experienced Occupational Therapist that has been specializing in shoulder injuries over the past 14 years, getting your shoulder ready for golf season tends to be a repeat occurrence in the clinic. If you are not a snowbird, it is […]

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Quarantined 2020: Feeling the Blues

Depression. Sometimes we feel sad. Other times we feel more than just sad. Depression can attack us dressed up as many different monsters. Sometimes depression looks like sadness, other times it looks like anger. Sometimes it feels dark and hollow. Other times it is heavy and exhausting. Sometimes it gets us to the point of […]

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Embracing Your New Normal

I recently read a great meme on the internet that said “Mom, can we go out for dinner yet? I’m sick of eating groceries for dinner!” It made me chuckle. I laughed because I could relate to this on so many levels. I long for the day that I do not have to wear a […]

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Finding Your Joy Again

COVID-19. Probably a word that you have now heard one million times. A word that you may be sick of hearing, yet a word that you need to listen to. This one word, this virus, has most likely flipped your world upside down. Occupational Therapy. Maybe a word you've heard. Maybe not. If you haven't, […]

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