April is Occupational Therapy Month!

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has designated April Occupational Therapy Month. Educating the community about the profession of occupational therapy and the important role Occupational Therapists play is a great way to help celebrate OT month. Here’s a couple ideas to help you accomplish this.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March has been designated Brain Injury Awareness Month by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). By doing your part, you can help prevent future brain injuries.  In addition you can help others develop a better understanding of the challenges an individual who has suffered a brain injury may face on a daily basis keeping in mind that they should not be defined by their injury.

Backpack Safety

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, more than 79 million students in the United States carry a backpack and an estimated 55 percent of them are carrying a backpack that is too heavy, which equates to 43 million students that may strain muscles and joints and may cause back pain if they’re too heavy or not used correctly. Share these guidelines to help your family use backpacks safely.