Tips and questions to ask to integrate spirituality and intuition into your #occupationaltherapy practice today | #OT #SNFOT #homehealthOT #acutecareOT #OTtreatmentideas

Spirituality and Intuition in Occupational Therapy

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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 …

Top tips how OT practitioners can help our patients transition to driving retirement while maintaining independence | #occupationaltherapy #OTtreatmentideas #homehealthOT #geriOT

Driving Retirement: OTs Helping With the Transition

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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 …

Insight from a student who just finished her level II #OT fieldwork | #OT #occupationaltherapy #OTtreatmentideas

What You NEED to Know About Occupational Therapy Level II Fieldwork

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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 …

If you are thinking of becoming a traveling #OT, there is a lot to be excited about! 6 challenges & solutions to get you going | #Occupationaltherapy #travelOT #SNFOT #acuteOT #homehealthOT

6 Challenges (& Solutions!) for New Travel Occupational Therapy Practitioners

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by Sarah Stromsdorfer MS, OTR/L of 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 …

5 tips for #OT practitioners to get the best results possible when working with pts that have parkinson's disease | #occupationaltherapy #OTtreatmentideas #SNFOT #neuroOT #homehealthOT

5 “BIG” Things We Learned About Treating Patients with Parkinson’s

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by Erica Vitek MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC, Bernadette Kosir OTR/L, CAPS & Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L As three of the faculty for the LSVT BIG Training and Certification Course, we have had the incredible opportunity to learn from each other over the years. Although each of us has unique backgrounds and paths that led us to become Occupational Therapists, we …

How #OT practitioners can use intensity and repetition in task based practice to increase the motor function after a person has a stroke. Tips for how to do it, options for technology to assist us and when should we get started | #occupationaltherapy #SNFOT #geriatricOT #homehealthOT #OTtreatmentideas

Repetition & Intensity to Increase Motor Function After Stroke

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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 …

6 Tips To Use Visual Cues For Persons With Dementia

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 4 Comments

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 …

What is the #OT role in hospice & palliative care? Find out how our unique perspective helps people THRIVE, even at end of life | #occupationaltherapy #homehealthot #ottreatmentideas

OT, Hospice and Palliative Care

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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 …

8 GREAT productivity tips for occupational therapists that work in SNFs. | #geriatricOT #OT #occupationaltherapy

8 Productivity Tips for Occupational Therapists Working in SNFs

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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 …

How to use LSVT BIG in #OT to Help our Patients with Parkinson's | #occupationaltherapy #SNFOT #HomehealthOT #OTtreatmentideas #OTlove

How Using LSVT BIG Helps Our Clients With Parkinson’s

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I have struggled over the years finding the right treatment strategies to help my clients that have Parkinson’s Disease optimize function, and I love that LSVT BIG® is determined to help OT practitioners do this through evidence based intervention. The team from LSVT BIG has joined me on the Seniors Flourish podcast discussing the evidence, how their program works, answering your …