10 NBCOT ® Exam Tips: Conquering the Beast!

10 NBCOT ® Exam Tips: Conquering the Beast!

Dear OT student, if you are looking for some NBCOT ® exam prep tips then look no further! You have survived this far, coping with all the stress of OT school, but no one warned you about all the stress and anxiety that was to follow with the next step of the journey; namely, taking

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Low Vision Aids in Occupational Therapy

Low Vision Aids in Occupational Therapy

A LOT of us in occupational therapy tend to see patients with low vision, but rarely do we get a referral to address low vision or get to recommend low vision aids specifically unless we are a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapists or it is severely impacting a person’s safety in their home   environment. Do

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Weight-Bearing Precaution Review

Weight-Bearing Precaution Review

Per usual practice, occupational therapy practitioners don’t typically set up or change weight-bearing precautions for their patients.  That order comes from their primary physicians who also order therapy evaluations and services to begin with. OTPs are informed about weight-bearing precautions via a prescriptive order in the form of, sometimes unrecognizable, acronyms: TTWB, NWB, PWB, and

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Helping Our Patients In Social Isolation

Helping Our Patients In Social Isolation

Isolation for our patients during COVID-19 is hard on our patients. Heck, it is hard for everyone. Even through we should be addressing mental health during our treatment sessions, it is more important than ever to support our patients to our best ability through these uncertain times. Social distancing, as defined by the Public Health

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In Room Treatment Ideas for OT

In Room Treatment Ideas for OT

In room treatment ideas for OT is a hot topic right now with everything going on in the world – everyone is isolated, feeling the effects of social distancing and working with limited supplies. So many questions circulating – How long is this going to last? How can I protect my self and my patients?

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OccupationalTherapy.com Review & Promo: FLOURISH13

OccupationalTherapy.com Review & Promo: FLOURISH13

Do you hear the clock ticking on your annual CEU credits and wonder if online CEU sites like OccupationalTherapy.com can actually get you what you need for state and/or NBCOT certification? Are you scrambling to organize the evidence into one pile to show your state and national boards that “yes,” you completed your CEUs on

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Occupational Therapy Goal Writing: The Complete Guide

Occupational Therapy Goal Writing: The Complete Guide

We have all been there, trying to figure out what is the best way to do good goal writing…why is this sometimes so hard?   ugh See, I was randomly looking through the Occupational Therapy Treatment Ideas & Information Facebook page the other day (it is a HUGE group with tons of ideas!), when I came across a

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Hip Precautions 101

Hip Precautions 101

As occupational therapists, hip precautions are essential to know, especially with how many patients requiring hip surgery we see. Hip precautions are typically recommended after hip replacement surgery and include movements that the patient should avoid during recovery in order to protect the new hip from dislocation. It’s important to know the type of surgery,

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6 Ways to Do a Scavenger Hunt in a SNF

6 Ways to Do a Scavenger Hunt in a SNF

Congratulations! Your patient has either finally decided to come out of their room for therapy, or your patient has surpassed basic interventions in the gym.  Time to “up” the challenge with a facility scavenger hunt.  Remember though, you’re an OT which means that this can’t be any scavenger hunt that even a high school student

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