Caregiving is HARD. Learn how being a caregiver while an occupational therapy assistant and healthcare professional shapes your perspective. | #occupationaltherapy #OT

The Caregiver Experience From a Personal OTA Perspective

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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. …

Q & A about PDPM & Occupational Therapy in SNFs as well as a FREE Group Therapy Idea PDF | #OTtreatmentideas #OT #SNFOT

PDPM, Occupational Therapy & SNF Questions Answered!

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The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) for occupational therapy practitioners in SNFs is a hot topic these days. I get questions all the time asking, “What does PDPM mean for therapy?” and “What is PDPM’s impact on therapy services?” I have the privilege of listening to your stories on how this change of payment systems has impacted services provided to …

Wondering how OT practitioners can have BETTER results with their clients that have had a stroke? Learn about the 10 principles of neuroplasticity (& FREE printable) to help you stay on track and get better results! | #occupationaltherapy #OT #homehealthOT #SNFOT #neuroOT #OTtreatmentideas

Neuroplasticity After Stroke: Use the Research to Get Better Results in OT

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Neuroplasticity, strokes and occupational therapy go together like peanut butter and jelly. They all need each other to help maximize the outcomes and occupational performance of our patients (or in the case of the sandwich, just taste delicious ????). Crystal Cabrera MS OTR/L and Certified Stroke Rehab Specialist shares the research on how to step up our games as occupational …

Ever curious about how YOU could volunteer internationally as an occupational therapy practitioner? Get all your questions answered and learn how you can do it today! | #occupationaltherapy #OT

Volunteering Internationally in Occupational Therapy

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Have you ever had wanted explore to volunteering internationally using your occupational therapy skills? Ever dream of exploring cultures, helping others, meeting like minded professionals or promote occupational therapy in foreign countries? In this episode, Sarah Putt MA, OTR/L and I talk about how she uses volunteering internationally to sharpen her critical thinking skills, creativity, and giving back to the …

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 …

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 …

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 …