Category Archives: Occupational Therapy

The Rehabilitation Department

The OT team in April.  We have doubled in size since then.  However, the OT team is also transient, half the people in this picture have left or are leaving. Above left: Hard at work in the OT office.  There … Continue reading

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Commonly Treated Pediatric Conditions in SA

The following are a list of the common pediatric conditions I see in my clinic: – Cerebral palsy/post meningitis/hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy/brain atrophy – Behavioral referrals: I get a lot of these mostly from the physiotherapist.  I find most of the parents respond … Continue reading

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Inpatient Occupational Therapy

There are 3 inpatient OTs who cover the entire hospital.  As a result of lack of staff, therapy focuses on immediate needs.  The majority of the inpatient OTs time is spent completing the following: 1) Home assessments for equipment needs … Continue reading

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…More on OT: Orthopedics

Currently 50% of my caseload is male ortho.  For OTs at this facility, orthopedics involves hand therapy.  We generally don’t see people in the outpatient clinic who have had a total knee replacement or a fractured leg unless the inpatient OTs did … Continue reading

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Working as an Occupational Therapist in the Kingdom

Working as an Occupational Therapist in Saudi encompasses many of the same core elements that you will find in Canada.  We complete home assessments, splinting and hand therapy, neurorehab, sensory integration, equipment adaptations and so on.  The institutional environment here … Continue reading

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More information about the hospital…

My Mom and Aunt had a few questions I thought I should share. They wondered if I know which category of eligibility the clients I work with fall under.  Or if the clients come from a wealthy family and that … Continue reading

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The Hospital

– I work at King Abdulaziz Medical City Jeddah or Western Region.  It is a National Guard Hospital.  There are other hospitals operated by the National Guard located in Riyadh, Dammam, and Hassa – The primary population we service is … Continue reading

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