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When OTs Wore White Shoes

Reflections from a One-handed OT
January 20, 2017 12:15 PM by Debra Karplus
It's now been 3.5 weeks since I fell on my icy driveway getting into a friend's car to go swimming, fracturing my left wrist; I'm left handed. Typically I'm a very active person in terms of exercise, including walking, biking, swimming and racket sports. Read More...
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Stroke and Short Term Memory
February 8, 2016 9:03 AM by Debra Karplus
Though more of a lark than a night owl, and seldom staying awake late enough to enjoy late night television, I remember in the early 1990s people were talking about one of the comical characters on NBC's popular show Saturday Night Live , Mr. Short Term Read More...
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Laughter Yoga
September 22, 2015 3:18 PM by Debra Karplus
The Park District here advertises free yoga in one of our most beautiful parks each Saturday morning at nine during the summer months. I enjoy doing yoga, and the word "free" always screams my name, so this activity had been on my bucket list for the Read More...
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Back in the Pool
August 26, 2015 1:22 PM by Debra Karplus
For about twenty five years, I swam laps in an indoor pool near my house once or twice a day almost daily. My form was never great, and my swim lasted only about twenty minutes. After my swim I'd sometimes stay for use of the steam room or the whirlpool. Read More...
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An Unexpected Reminder on Father’s Day
June 23, 2015 12:43 PM by Debra Karplus
We treated Dad to lunch at one of his favorite casual dining restaurants on Father's Day. Before entering the building, the restaurant host promptly greeted us as with a smile and was extremely helpful opening the doors for us. He quickly seated us at Read More...
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The Gift of Song
June 16, 2015 10:00 AM by Debra Karplus
When I started college in the early 1970s, I developed a passion for classical music. Lucky for those of us at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, we have the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, a relatively new concert hall when I was Read More...
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Voting and Disability
November 3, 2014 2:19 PM by Debra Karplus
With election season here, most of us take our right to vote for granted. You simply drive or walk to your nearby polling place, cast your ballot, and stroll away smiling, touting with your new "I voted" sticker. For people with disabilities, the right Read More...
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A Squeamish OT
August 11, 2014 10:39 AM by Debra Karplus
I have a confession to make, that many of my friends do not even know about me; though many people perceive me as being "tough," I am really easily "grossed out." Snakes do not bother me; and spiders frighten me only because my last encounter with an Read More...
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