Spirituality and Intuition in Occupational Therapy

Spirituality and Intuition in Occupational Therapy

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

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When to use a Broda Wheelchair vs a Geri Chair

When to use a Broda Wheelchair vs a Geri Chair

How do you know when to recommend a Broda Chair over a Geri Chair? As occupational therapy practitioners, sometimes making the recommendation for a wheelchair can be hard, especially for a person that doesn’t quite fit the norms of a standard seating and positioning. So I went right to the source and teamed up with

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Driving Retirement: OTs Helping With the Transition

Driving Retirement: OTs Helping With the Transition

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

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What You NEED to Know About Occupational Therapy Level II Fieldwork

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

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Repetition & Intensity to Increase Motor Function After Stroke

Repetition & Intensity to Increase Motor Function After Stroke

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

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OT, Hospice and Palliative Care

OT, Hospice and Palliative Care

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

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How LSVT BIG Helps Patients With Parkinson's

How LSVT BIG Helps Patients With Parkinson’s

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

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