Phew! February may have had just one extra day this year, but occupational therapy practitioners across the country have packed a lot into this shortest of months. Here are some highlights of media placements for this month:
• The March 2012 edition of Woman’s Day magazine features a Q&A “Is It Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?” featuring information from occupational therapist Linda Klein. (Paid circulation: 3,863,710!)
• A Feb. 3 article in MPNnow (Canandaigua, NY) “Classrooms trade in chairs for well-rounded experience” explained the benefits of exercise balls in the classroom.
• A Feb. 7 article in The Des Moines Register “Problems eating? Therapy helps” explains the role of OT in feeding, eating and swallowing issues.
• AOTA board member Dr. Sudip Bose participated in three interviews while visiting the Washington, D.C. area including this live broadcast “Helping soldiers with PTSD” on News Channel 8 and a radio interview “Army doctor: Returning vets need psychological care” on WTOP. Another with NPR will be aired at a later time.
• On Feb. 27, U.S. News & World Report listed occupational therapy as No. 10 in their list of “The Best Jobs of 2012.”
• On Feb. 28, a reporter with The Orange County Register shared her experience with occupational therapy in “Getting the right care after surgery.”
• And rounding out the month, this Feb. 29 article about older driver safety appeared in The Wall Street Journal: “Safer Over 70: Drivers Keep the Keys” (2.1 million circulation!). Additionally on Feb. 29, KCET aired a series on older driver safety “Back to Driving School.” And an AOTA member’s work to help remodel a home for a wheelchair bound resident was featured in this Cincinnati Enquirer story “Covington remodel accommodates disabilities” (1.4 million circulation!).
Additional stories can be viewed through our OT in the News page. (AND if you are interested in seeing all 71 mentions for the month of February, contact me!)
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