Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L

HUGE list of fine motor skill activities for working with older adults in OT |

I am always looking for new ideas to work on fine motor skills, specifically when working with adults. I tend to resort to my “old favorite” list of fine motor coordination activities that I know work well, along with specific occupations that are important to my patients. But when I am working with a long […]

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Get the occupational profile and learn how to use it and some occupational profile examples |

Are you integrating the AOTA Occupational Profile into your practice? This powerful tool has the potential to revolutionize the way you provide client-centered care and elevate your practice. The occupation profile for occupational therapy practitioners (OTPs) serves as a foundational tool for gathering comprehensive information about clients’ backgrounds, interests, and goals, guiding the development of

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MedBridge Go is a perfect HEP builder & helps with patient participation. Promo FLOURISH for $150 off Medbridge Go login here |

MedBridge GO is an innovative mobile app used by occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech language pathology practitioners as part of the Medbridge Education platform. It provides therapists with a range of interactive tools to enhance rehabilitation practices, such as home exercise programs and help improve patient outcomes. In this blog post, we will delve

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LSVT BIG program - how OT practitioners can use these techniques to get better outcomes for their patients with Parkinsons Disease |

I love that LSVT BIG Program® is determined to help OT practitioners learn evidence based treatment strategies to help clients that have Parkinson’s Disease (PD). In this article we will dig into the what and how occupational therapy practitioners can use this program with our patients. What does LSVT BIG Stand For? LSVT BIG program

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Graded Motor Imagery: Step 2 - Explicit Motor Imagery. Learn how to implement this into your OT practice today! |

Explicit Motor Imagery (aka Imagery) is step 2 in the Graded Motor Imagery training continuum. I previously discussed step 1, Left/Right Discrimination in this blog post here and it all started with the reflections I have had as an occupational therapy practitioner trying to use mirror therapy with my patient and not having good results.

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graded motor imagery is an effective intervention in OT for patients with a stroke. It is a 3 step progressive process starting with step 1, left-right discrimination |

Left right discrimination is where you need to start if you have ever have a patient that had a stroke, try mirror therapy with them and wonder “why am I doing this?” because it never seemed to work?🙋 I have (more times than I’d like to admit)! It’s super frustrating, especially since the evidence shows

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walking aid tips - how to use a walker, how to size a walker, how to find the right walker for your patients |

So you’ve decided you (or a loved one) needs a walker – it’s a big step! Hopefully I can make the process easier by giving you some walker basics on how to use a walker. I am going to walk you through on how to adjust your walker, how to correctly use it, the differences

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in room treatment ideas for occupational therapy

Sometimes we need in room OT treatment ideas because our patient is isolated, has low endurance, we want to work on occupation based interventions or we just do not have the room in the therapy gym for all the patients. Do you have any in room occupational therapy intervention ideas? I am going to share

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