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Brittany Ferri, MS, OTR/L, CCTP, CLT

Brittany Ferri, MS, OTR/L, CCTP, CLT
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Brittany Ferri is a registered and licensed occupational therapist. Her clinical experiences include psychosocial therapy, outpatient rehab, and complementary and alternative therapies (CAMs). She is the owner and founder of Simplicity of Health, LLC and currently serves as a virtual therapist for a platform which provides family-based therapy for children. Brittany also provides health and wellness consulting and education for community agencies, consulting for health businesses and products, and individual client treatments using holistic and traditional methods. She also writes health copy for several consumer-facing health publications. Other roles Brittany has assumed include adjunct professor, lead therapist, project coordinator, and developer of policy and procedure. In May 2019, Brittany published Effective Occupational Therapy Documentation with the help of Nova Science and her second book is already in the works. She is passionate about education, health promotion, and disease prevention for all her clients and community partners. Check out her website at https://www.simplicityofhealth.com
5 Popular Activities Pediatric OTs Use With Children
Have you ever watched an occupational therapist work with a child? If so, you might agree that it almost looks like playtime and there’s no actual “therapy” going on. Believe it or not, pediatric occupational therapy is supposed to look like play.  Foundations of pediatric development place the use of play and leisure at the center of growing. As a result, occupational...
6 Ways To Tell Your Child Has Sensory Processing Disorder
Sensory is one of the new buzz words in therapy nowadays. The more obvious description for the term sensory is relating to the five commonly known senses: sight, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. This is a correct interpretation of the word, however, it includes much more, especially with regard to abnormal sensory functioning. Sensory Processing Disorder, also known as SPD,...
5 Ways To Naturally Encourage Your Child's Development
With so much information available on parenting, it is difficult to determine fact from fiction on any given topic. This is further complicated by parents not knowing which choice is best for their child’s unique situation. Major areas of child development that are monitored in early childhood are motor, language, cognition, and emotional development. Each child has a different rate...
5 Types of Arthritis and How To Manage Each One
“It’s my arthritis. It makes me hurt all over!” Remember hearing your grandparents, or someone of that generation complains about arthritis aches? They may have said, “this is what happens when you get older,” or “getting old is not for sissies!” Most people are unaware that there are several different types of arthritis. Each type of arthritis has different symptoms and...
Top 5 Joint Protection Strategies For Arthritis
Joint protection is a type of training for anyone with arthritis and other conditions which cause painful and swollen joints. Those with arthritis should be trained on joint protection strategies to lessen the pressure and burden on painful and weak joints. While joint protection does not entail placing yourself in a cocoon of bubble wrap, it is not a...
Top 4 Untraditional Treatments For Chronic Pain
When someone hears the term chronic pain, they often immediately think of pain medication. Prescription pain medications, also known as opiates, are one of the most controversial healthcare topics affecting society. Large amounts of opiates are prescribed each year, leaving society with little to no answers regarding how to avoid addiction. Now more than ever, individuals need effective treatments...
The Top 5 Treatments For Hand-Related Diagnoses
You don't realize how integral your hands are until they are injured. Pain and inflammation associated with injuries and overuse of the hand have the potential to bring your day to a grinding halt. With this in mind, occupational and physical therapists use a variety of hand treatments to reduce pain, inflammation, and sensation changes. They also promote appropriate...
Signs of Physical and Emotional Trauma (and How To Address Them)
We all know the toll traumatic, catastrophic events have on life. Trauma also comes in the form of recurring and persistent experiences. This includes living in areas with high crime, chronic illness, homelessness, bullying, neglect, abuse, and more. Because trauma has many forms and looks different in each person, it is hard to describe a specific presentation. Some people come...
Patient Rehabilitation Apps For PT, OT, and Beyond
With so many new advances in healthcare, both high and low-tech, it can be difficult to know what is best for your life. After an injury or surgery, a person’s stress levels are often at an all-time high. This makes it increasingly more difficult to remember things, make decisions, and remain educated. Apps, in particular, are growing in numbers,...
The Pros and Cons of Acupressure Mats
With many individuals seeking alternative methods for pain relief, tools such as acupressure mats are increasing in popularity. As with all things healthcare, there are many pain relief options to consider. This makes it difficult to know which products and treatments are most beneficial. As an occupational therapist, I’ll highlight what you need to know about acupressure mats, including...