Older adults living in rural Tennessee counties are at a higher risk for developing chronic diseases, cognitive disorders and poor health outcomes due to a lack of access to health care, continuity of treatment and resources. A grant awarded to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing aims to mitigate those risks by delivering health care and social services professionals to rural communities.
Elyse Newland was recently recognized by the American Stroke Association with its Caregiver Hero Award.
This semester, the UTC occupational therapy program has 24 capstone students working with various area organizations, including Rock Steady Boxing Chattanooga—a non-contact boxing-based curriculum serving people with Parkinson’s disease.
Occupational therapists help children with disabilities participate in school and social situations, help people recovering from injury regain skills and provide support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Shots were given to senior residents of 18-story Dogwood Manor near Riverfront Parkway.
Occupational Therapy professor selected for state award after student nominates her.
Donsbach is the first UTC student to receive a scholarship from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.
What is an Occupational Therapist? Someone who “helps people across their lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, injury rehabilitation and providing supports for older adults…
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Occupational therapy students at UTC are now participating in Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Program, which helps kids with epilepsy feel less isolated.