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Submission Date


Document Type

Entry Level Capstone

Degree Name

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

First Mentor

Christina Kane, EdD, OTR/L


This Capstone Project sought to explore and identify occupational disruption along with occupational therapy’s (OTs) role within a chiropractic setting that is treating patients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. The Survey of Occupational Disruption (SOD) and The Modified Barthel Index were two measures used to identify if and where occupational disruption occurred within Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL). Results from this needs assessment revealed three prominent areas of IADL disruption (hobbies, exercise, and sleep). OT's role, process, and referral path were identified along with educational material for what pain is as well as helpful handouts for the most disrupted IADL areas.