Shawn Roll, an assistant professor at the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, focuses primarily on research for the prevention, rehabilitation and assessment of musculoskeletal disorders like carpal tunnel syndrome.
Taking a leisurely stroll with a dog has become hazardous for some in the Halifax region. Rosemary Mooney, an occupational therapist at the Halifax Infirmary, said she’s noticed an up-tick recently in the number of people she’s treating who have been hurt while walking their dog.
After a person experiences an injury and has taken time off work to recover, he or she will need to go through a transition period when first returning to work. Transitional work is a step in the recovery process when a person is able to complete some job tasks but is not yet at full capacity.