Interview with Steve Nawotniak
Next Level Occupational Therapy
by Kara Welke
1y ago
Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT creator of the Next Level Occupational Therapy platform interviews Steve Nawotniak, OTR/L, NYCPS who is a Self-Designed Masters from Buffalo State College, a Masters in Occupational Therapy from Utica College, and is a New York State Certified Peer Specialist. Starting in August, 2000 Steve set out on an 8-month, non-motorized Trek of service where he hiked, biked, sailed and canoed from Buffalo, NY to Key West, FL. He gave presentations to over 1000 youth on the values of volunteerism and education and completed over 230 hours of community service al ..read more
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The Home School OT
Next Level Occupational Therapy
by Kara Welke
1y ago
Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT creator of the Next Level Occupational Therapy platform interviews Sarah Collins, MSOT, OTR/L.  Sarah is an occupational therapist with a background in both pediatrics and home health. In fact, working as an OT when in a client’s home, Sarah was introduced to homeschooling and was amazed at the atmosphere of learning within the home. Later that year, due to a move, Collins Academy of Excellence began. After two years of homeschooling, Sarah consistently noticed that parents, experts on their own children,&n ..read more
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Create and Publish an Assessment
Next Level Occupational Therapy
by Kara Welke
1y ago
Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT creator of the Next Level Occupational Therapy platform interviews Katie O’Day who is an avid occupational therapist and the owner of two small businesses. She is the author of the Visual Activity Sort which is an assessment tool for professionals looking to measure how individuals spend their time doing meaningful activities. She has also started a private mobile therapy clinic, Resilient Life Therapies working with kids and adults in Portland, Oregon. She has a strong interest in pediatric mental health and has extensive training in neuroscience, particularly inte ..read more
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6 Figure Mobile Physical and Occupational Therapy Practice in 7 months during COVID
Next Level Occupational Therapy
by Kara Welke
2y ago
Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT creator of the Next Level Occupational Therapy platform interviews Carly Rimes Occupational Therapist. She joined our Therapy Business Builder Program in January of 2020 and it has been such a pleasure watching her start and grow such an amazing business. She has been an OT for 4 years and worked in home health and SNFs. After going through radiation for a brain tumor in grad school she quickly fell into a neurological focus.  She was hired by a local physicians group to help revamp their treatment for neurological patients, especially home health. PDGM was th ..read more
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Pivot, Adapt, and Invest
Next Level Occupational Therapy
by Kara Welke
2y ago
Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT creator of the Next Level Occupational Therapy platform interviews Chelsea Maziarz MS, OTR/L Chelsea discusses the importance of pivoting in her new business once COVID hit and how she needed to adapt and invest in order to take her business to the Next Level. She invested in the Therapy Business Builder Program which allowed her to make that pivot and take her business earnings over 100,000 in less than one year. Along with the investment, Chelsea shares other key tips that helped her along the way. Chelsea started her career as an occupational therapist over sev ..read more
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How a mobile clinic that serves people across the lifespan was up and running quickly!
Next Level Occupational Therapy
by Kara Welke
2y ago
Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT creator of the Next Level Occupational Therapy platform interviews Megan Dooley is the owner of Innovative Therapy Solutions & and Consulting LLC which is a mobile clinic that serves people across the lifespan. She is currently working full-time at the University of Mary as an assistant professor in the OTD program.  She received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mary, and her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She is a Certified Living in Place Professional, LSVT Big c ..read more
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My Personal Journey as an Occupational Therapy Entrepreneur
Next Level Occupational Therapy
by Kara Welke
2y ago
Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT creator of the Next Level Occupational Therapy platform talks about recent events and her journey as an Occupational Therapy Entrepreneur. Be sure to listen to her top 5 tips! Check out our Next Level website for a FREE Start-Up Checklist and Business Plan and to join our FREE Next Level OT FB group, plus lots more: https://www.nextlevelot.com/home Become an OT Visionary! https://www.nextlevelot.com/nextlevelotvisionaries This Podcast is sponsored by our Therapy Business Builder program, where we help healthcare professionals start their own business from the ground ..read more
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Healthcare Professionals Serving Other Healthcare Professionals
Next Level Occupational Therapy
by Kara Welke
2y ago
Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT creator of the Next Level Occupational Therapy platform Interviews Jenny Gill, Courtney Smith, Emily Jenkins Lieberman, and Cynthia Drown during a Facebook live in the Side Gigs and Alternative Opportunities group and we decided to share it on the Next Level Podcast. Info on these four amazing Entrepreneurs. Jenny: I’m an OTR and a copywriter. I have my own business, Jenny Gill Copywriting, LLC Copywriting uses a variety of skills including: understanding search engine optimization, conversational writing, formatting, strategy, and psychology to help grow relations ..read more
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Creating a Home Safety and Modification Business using multiple payer sources such as Medicare B, Workman's Comp, Grants, and Private Pay
Next Level Occupational Therapy
by Kara Welke
2y ago
Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT creator of the Next Level Occupational Therapy platform interviews Sue Doyle Ph.D. OTR/L CFE CAPS. Sue has been an occupational therapist for more than 38 years. Sue was trained in Australia as an occupational therapist and opened her first private practice specializing in both pediatrics and adult rehab in the early 1980s.  Her experience is across a broad area of occupational therapy practice and includes more than 11 years in academia teaching both adult and pediatric treatment courses, neuroscience, and research. Sue has written several chapters in occupat ..read more
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The Importance of a Niche: OTs Role in Lactation and Infant Feeding
Next Level Occupational Therapy
by Kara Welke
2y ago
Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT creator of the Next Level Occupational Therapy platform interviews Marissa Yahil. Marissa is an occupational therapist who specializes in lactation and infant feeding. She owns and operates a private practice called Lactation & Development Resources which serves mothers perinatally and infants ages 0-6 months. Prenatally, she educates and empowers clients with evidence-based information about lactation, breastfeeding, and bottle feeding so that they can go into their birth as prepared as possible. Postpartum, Marissa offers a holistic and integrated approach to ..read more
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