Here I present Issue 14 of rehabINK! As a first-time Editor-in-Chief, this journey has been a beautiful learning curve. I want to thank all the fantastic authors and the rehabINK team for your hard work and perseverance in completing this unique issue.
As rehabilitation sciences continues to evolve, I am always in awe of the new material that comes our way. This issue may present you with new perspectives and areas of rehabilitation that you may not have examined before. The authors of this issue cover broad research areas within rehabilitation, from the impacts of long-COVID to the emerging role of occupational therapists in post-secondary institutions.
I challenge you to expand your area of knowledge by examining these articles and taking a deeper dive into new and innovative research that is occurring currently. As you read each article, take your time to consider the reactions.
That being said, I am also mindful of our return to our new world order. As we continue to feud between returning to in-person work and working from home, I begin to think of some of the important lessons I’ve learned while in the pandemic. One of the most important ones is to care for yourself. This may entail reading one of our articles as you relax on your couch. Regardless, ensure that you continue to self-care and enjoy life!
All in all, I wish every reader an incredible journey as they read rehabINK Issue 14!
Meera Premnazeer, Editor-in-Chief
We hope you enjoy reading Issue 14 as much as we do. As usual, we have a wide range of topics that we know will make a lasting impact in the rehabilitation community – especially among trainees!
Without further ado, here are the highlights to look forward to in this Issue:
- Article #1: “The Emerging Role of Occupational Therapy in Post-Secondary Institutions” – In this article, Riya Shah discusses the up-and-coming role of occupational therapists in colleges and universities. They highlight the benefits and limitations of this role and how OTs are uniquely positioned to address the needs of post-secondary students in Canada.
- Article #2: “The definition of ‘brain fog’ is clouded by lack of consensus” – In light of the long-term effects of COVID-19 (i.e., long-COVID), Ronessa
Dass describes the impact of brain fog and discusses the barriers in our understanding to date. They also provide a rationale for the development of valid and reliable assessments of brain fog.
- Article #3: “It’s about living: Insights from a role-emerging placement in occupational therapy” – In this Profile Article, Kathryn Lambert describes the experiences of a role-emerging placement at the Parkinson Association of Alberta. Filled with impactful quotes, she also outlines the unique benefits and challenges to role-emerging placements, and how they can improve access to OT services in Canada.
- Article #4: “The value of Kinesiology Tape in pain management and therapeutic settings” – Attention clinicians and pain enthusiasts! This review by Tiffany Tiu explores the potential effectiveness of Kinesiology Tape as therapy or adjunct therapy for improving pain symptoms.
We would like to thank the authors for their incredible submissions, as well as the editors for their unique insights and contributions which helped strengthen the articles. Finally, thank you to our illustrators for helping our submissions shine ever so brightly.
Kenneth Noguchi, Managing Editor
To refer to this article, it can be cited as:
Premnazeer M & Noguchi K. Letter from the editors. rehabINK. 2023;14. Available from: https://rehabinkmag.com