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Increasing Functional Abilities of People with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome through Occupational Therapy
Jennifer R. Dochod, MS, OTR/LCynthia A. Grapczynski, OTR/L, Ed.D., FAOTA
The level of functional impairment that people with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) experience is life changing. Reduced engagement in purposeful and meaning activities because of functional impairments increases the emotional impact of POTS and decreases quality of life. By including occupational therapy early on in treatment, people with POTS can learn ways to adapt, cope, and incorporate changes into their lifestyles. Increasing participation in purposeful and meaningful occupations that are of value to the individual leads to increased quality of life, increased participation in desired roles, increased sense of well-being, and increased perception of health.
Dochod, J. R., & Grapczynski, C. A. (2019). Increasing Functional Abilities of People with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome through Occupational Therapy. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1522
The authors report they have no conflicts of interest to disclose.