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Occupational therapy 

Occupational therapy
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Occupational therapy
Author(s):

Liisa Holsti

, Catherine L. Backman

, and Joyce M. Engel

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199642656.003.0057
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date: 20 June 2019

Occupational therapists specialize in how pain impacts the development and maintenance of the occupations (self-care, productivity, leisure) of the daily lives of infants and youth in pain. Occupational therapists, working with families and other members of the health care team, use both generic and specific theoretical frameworks and models to guide clinical practice. These models ensure that a client-centred approach is used. In the everyday settings of the child, and using evidence-based practice, occupational therapists facilitate the treatment goals of children and families by integrating specific strategies, such as feeding, positioning, energy conservation, and adaptive equipment.

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