Entries by Gerard Boucher

How Occupational Therapy Can Address Sleep Performance

By Spencer Perry, MSOT, OTR/L, Outreach Occupational Therapist. Chances are, that at some point, you have had a night where you tossed and turned, struggling to piece together an hour or two of sleep. The next day can feel like it drags on and you are fighting a battle to think clearly and do even the most basic tasks.

Occupational Therapy’s Role in Fall Prevention

By Danielle Conklin, OTR/L, Outreach Senior Occupational Therapist. Year after year, falls continue to be a top threat to the health and safety of the older adult population. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2019 falls contributed to 34,000 deaths, 3 million emergency room visits, and over $50 billion in medical costs to those who are 65 years and older.


Proprioception, was originally defined by Sherrington in 1906 as “the perception of joint and body movement as well as position of the body, or body segments, in space”. Throughout the human life span the functions of several physiological systems dramatically change, including proprioception.

LBP Prevention And McKenzie

Lower back pain is a major health issue with significant socioeconomic implications in many western countries. Studies show that exercise and remaining active lifestyle significantly reduces the number of recurrence is in lower back pain population.

Under-Utilized Core

Experiencing low back pain? Shoulder pain? Shortness of breath? These could be symptoms of a weak or under-utilized core. Core has been a ‘buzz-word’ for quite some time now, but many fitness fanatics and weekend warriors misunderstand what the core actually is, and how it is often at the root of many issues.