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Even though there is a large percentage of the US population that affiliates with some level of spirituality or God, our current healthcare system does not often put a priority on spirituality and intuition outside of a typical hospital chaplain. Because occupational therapy looks at the "whole person," it is an important aspect of people's lives that we sometimes don't ...

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Many know that occupational therapists help with driving rehab, but how about driving retirement? It is a HUGE shift to go from driving to not driving and what is our role in preparing our patients with this transition? The more we can help our patients explore alternative options, the easier it will be for them in the future. Terri Cassidy ...

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Curious what an occupational therapy fieldwork looks like? Guest Chelsea Rowe OTR/L just finished her level II fieldwork and shares her pros, cons, challenges and celebrations of her experience. She also talks about resources she couldn't live without, tips for assessments, productivity and what to expect when diving into fieldwork!   MUST HAVE Resources Chelsea Recommends for Level II Fieldwork: Learning ...

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by Sarah Stromsdorfer MS, OTR/L of MyOTSpot.com If you're thinking about becoming a traveling occupational therapist, there is a lot to be excited about! Getting to experience fun new locations every 3 months, trying out multiple new settings to expand your toolbox, and earning great pay are just a few of the awesome perks of being a travel OT. While ...

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Occupational therapy practitioners are continuously looking for ways to maximize the potential of their clients that have had a stroke. But what does the research say? Lauren Sheehan OTD, OTR/L & Lauren Souders OTR/L, CBIS dig into the intensity and repetition for task based practice in order to increase the motor function after a person has a stroke. Tips for ...

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How can occupational therapy practitioners use labels to help our clients with dementia thrive in their environments? Well let's back up... this post all started with this graphic I shared on Instagram.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Mandy {Seniors Flourish} (@seniorsflourish) on Apr 9, 2019 at 3:43pm PDT I created these graphics so I ...

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Productivity. Ugh. I almost don't even want to say the word out loud... In all actuality, I feel it shouldn't be called "productive," it should be called what it really is: "billable." We are ALL as efficient as we can be in skilled nursing facilities, as there are so many extra things that we do to provide excellent patient care that facilities can't ...

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Occupational therapy practitioners improve quality of life in hospice and palliative care by helping people engage in those meaningful occupations, even if it is at their end of life. Karmella Bognot MS, OTR/L shares her experience working with people in a hospice and palliative care setting and how our role as OT practitioners is just as important in this stage ...

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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 ...

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