Let's Talk About Sex (Baby!) and Identity in the Older Adult
Seniors Flourish Podcast | Occupational Therapy
by Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L
9M ago
Sex is an ADL! Do you address a client's sexuality or ask how they identify? These are the questions that we must ask ourselves in order to provide client centered care, keeping in mind AOTA’s Vision 2025: “As an inclusive profession, OT maximizes health, well-being and quality of life for all people, populations, and communities, through effective solutions that facilitate participation in everyday living." Guest Devlynn Neu MS OTR/L shares their passion for bringing awareness and unity within the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as helping OT practitioners feel comfortable addressing sexuality in ..read more
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The Caregiver Experience From a Personal OTA Perspective
Seniors Flourish Podcast | Occupational Therapy
by Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L
9M ago
Caregiving is hard.  Listen to the personal story Katherine Ayala OTA, shares about being a caregiver to both her mother and father while finishing up occupational therapy school. Stories like hers give us, as healthcare professionals, a perspective to help us love, forgive, strive and be the best we can be.  A special thank you to Katherine for sharing her story.  → 3 Key Takeaways Caregiving is a hard role, especially when it isn't a role you have planned. "Balance" is more than difficult to achieve and having family support helps. Caregiving can change (strengthen ..read more
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Promoting OT, Advocating and Marketing Our Distinct Value
Seniors Flourish Podcast | Occupational Therapy
by Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L
9M ago
What do we need to do to promote occupational therapy? Do we have to? How do we define occupational therapy and what we "do" for our patients? Brock Cook OT, the host of the occupational therapy podcast, Occupied, and I dive into these questions and hash out how OT's distinct value is communicated in healthcare, with out patients, our coworkers and communities. Also, check out all the the occupational therapy podcasts at OTpodcasts.com ..read more
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How Using LSVT BIG Helps People With Parkinson's
Seniors Flourish Podcast | Occupational Therapy
by Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L
9M ago
I have struggled over the years finding the right treatment options in helping my clients that have Parkinson's Disease optimize function. LSVT BIG is determined to help OT practitioners do this through evidence based intervention! Not only is LSVT BIG treatment customized to each person's specific needs and goals, it helps them more more normally and these strategies can be utilized regardless of the stage or severity.  The team from LSVT BIG has joined me on the podcast discussing the evidence, how it works, answer your questions about the certification and (my favorite) telling stories ..read more
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Arthritis: Tips for Junky Shoulders, Splinting & Pain Control
Seniors Flourish Podcast | Occupational Therapy
by Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L & Hoang Tran OT/L CHT
9M ago
Arthritis can be so debilitating to our clients because it is often not always the direct (or only!) reason we are seeing them. Occupational therapy practitioners have a unique perspective to not only treat the diagnosis, but we get to look at our patients holistically and address the things that are important to them, even in an outpatient setting.   Guest Hoang Tran OT/L, CHT talks pain, when to (or not to) splint, joint protection techniques and what do we do about those "junky" shoulders. Looking for MORE OT resources and treatment ideas? OT Flourish Membership is ..read more
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Utilizing a Biomechanical Approach & Occupation Based Techniques to Correct UE Dysfunction
Seniors Flourish Podcast | Occupational Therapy
by Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L
9M ago
Have you ever wondered, "how should I be prescribing home exercise programs" or "what type of approach is best to address my patient's upper extremity dysfunction?" Anthony Mucci COTA and I discuss how we should be using a combination of a biomechanical approach in conjunction with occupation based techniques to help our patients achieve their optimal outcomes. It is definitely not a "one-size-fits-all" approach! Resources from the show: Join the Free OT Goal Writing Challenge Additional Listening: Occupational Therapy Documentation - The Ultimate Guide to Simplify Your Documentation ..read more
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OT and OTA Collaboration
Seniors Flourish Podcast | Occupational Therapy
by Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L
9M ago
Resources from the show: PDF: Occupational Therapy Supervisory Log Podcast and Resource Links: Occupational Therapy Specialties and Certifications for OTR & OTA Occupational Therapy Assistant Supervisory State Requirements ACOTE standards  OTA Leadership page on AOTA (lots and lots of stuff on here!) Standards of practice paper OT Ethics Learn More About Our Sponsor: Looking for MORE resources? The Learning Lab Membership is the source for treatment ideas, patient handouts, clinical resources, EBP journal club AND more! Join today at Senior ..read more
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Using the Allen Cognitive Levels with Older Adults: Part 1
Seniors Flourish Podcast | Occupational Therapy
by Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L
9M ago
How can the Allen Cognitive Levels help you to provide better treatments for our patients with a cognitive impairment? How can we use this theory to make better discharge planning? How can we help our patient's be successful in their own environments with dementia? Dr Patricia Cornille OTD and Carol Luhman OTR, both former presidents of the Allen Cognitive Network, share how we can integrate this model into our practice to produce better client centered treatments and help our patient's live life to the fullest (episode 1 of 2)! Resources: Allen Diagnostic Modle (ADM) Starting an Allen Cogniti ..read more
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Occupational Therapy for Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Seniors Flourish Podcast | Occupational Therapy
by Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L
9M ago
Occupational Therapist have a unique role when working in a community based setting for older adults with developmental disabilities. Guest Tomeico Faison OTR/L not only has a passion for providing services to this population, but has grown an OT business! From assessments and case studies to finding a way to serve an unmet need, you will not want to miss this episode. Resources From the Show:  OT-Innovations.com ARC COPM Sensory Profile Therapeutic Solutions of NC  Tomeico's books on Amazon Faison Consulting: Their mission is to help health and human service professionals start and ..read more
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OT and the LGBTQ+ Older Adult Community
Seniors Flourish Podcast | Occupational Therapy
by Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L
9M ago
Looking to learn more about being an occupational therapy practitioner and fostering inclusivity with older adults in the LGBTQ+ community? Learn about the stats, get more information on inclusive language, check out these resources and gain knowledge on practical strategies to increase your competency.  Anything you would love to add - leave us a comment! Resources From the Show:  theSafeZoneProject.com Human Rights Campaign Fostering Inclusivity: THE LGBTQ OLDER ADULT COMMUNITY New Patient Info Sheet with "What term best describes your gender identity?"  Learn More About Our S ..read more
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