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 | Seniorsflourish.com #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 | SeniorsFlourish.com #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 …

How to use LSVT BIG in #OT to Help our Patients with Parkinson's | SeniorsFlourish.com #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 …

Feeling a bit burned out by OT or looking for a sidegig? There are many non-traditional occupational therapy jobs out there where you can use your skill set for non-clinical positions | SeniorsFlourish.com #OT #occupationaltherapy

Using Your Occupational Therapy Skills in a Non-Clinical OT Job

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Feeling a bit burned out by OT or maybe looking for a sidegig where you can use your OT skills to revive your passion for your career? There are many non-traditional occupational therapy jobs out there where you can use your skill set for non-clinical positions that will help you to love your work again! Sarah Lyon OTR/L, OTpotential.com and Meredith …

Occupational therapy and arthritis - tips for splinting, pain control and junky shoulders | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #OT #OTtreatmentideas #homehealthOT #SNFOT

Arthritis & OT: Tips for Junky Shoulders, Splinting & Pain Control

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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 …

How to Prescribe EFFECTIVE OT Home Exercise Programs and using biomechanical/occupation based approaches to treat UE dysfunction | SeniorsFlourish.com #SNFOT #OT #HomehealthOT #occupationaltherapy #OTtreatmentideas

How to Prescribe Occupational Therapy Home Exercise Programs Utilizing a Biomechanical Approach

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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, discusses 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” …

#OT vs #OTA responsibilities and OT/OTA collaboration. Tips to strengthen the relationship in order to help your pts achieve their goals | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #SNFOT

OT & OTA Collaboration

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Have you ever wondered what really is the difference between an OTR and COTA? What are the differences in responsibilities between an occupational therapist and an occupational therapy assistant? How can we work on this OT/OTA collaboration to create successful partnerships? Melissa Tilton OTA, BS, ROH (and AOTA Board Member) talks about her passion for being an OTA and discusses how this …

Are you unhappy with your occupational therapy job, or feeling burned out being an OT? Here are TONS of tips to help you revive your career! | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #homehealthOT #OT #SNFOT #geriatricOT

Burned Out in Occupational Therapy? Tips to Reclaim your Practice

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I love that the Seniors Flourish Podcast can talk about professional issues that are REAL – like, are you unhappy with your occupational therapy job, or feeling burned out being an OT? Ericka del Pozo MOT OTR/L, shares her resources and passion for helping fellow OT practitioners bash the burnout! Resources from the show: Bash the Burnout for HealthCare Professionals CEU …

Allen Cognitive Level Treatment Ideas, and Case Studies | Seniorsflourish.com #OTtreatmentideas #OT #occupationaltherapy #SNFOT #HomehealthOT

Using the Allen Cognitive Levels with Older Adults: Part 2

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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, …

Allen Cognitive Level Treatment Ideas, and Case Studies | Seniorsflourish.com #OTtreatmentideas #OT #occupationaltherapy #SNFOT #HomehealthOT

Using the Allen Cognitive Levels with Older Adults: Part 1

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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, …