occupational therapy, osteopathic medicine, Uncategorized, Year in Review

2019 Year in Review: Transitional Hallway Phases and New Beginnings

The days feel long but the years are short! This year has by far been THE YEAR OF THE MOST CHANGES for both my husband and I professionally and personally AND. I. AM. HERE. FOR. IT. 2019 brought many travels, many unknowns, more transitional stages than I initially anticipated, and new beginnings. Anyways, this is… Continue reading 2019 Year in Review: Transitional Hallway Phases and New Beginnings

occupational therapy, scrub review, Uncategorized

2019 Holiday Occupational Therapy Gift Guide

Somehow we have jumped from October to a very, very quick early December, which means Christmas is just around the corner. Now the reason for the season is not about gifts ---despite what commercials and advertisements may whisper to you--Happy birthday Jesus!! But,,,, I for one enjoy being a gift giver which brings me to… Continue reading 2019 Holiday Occupational Therapy Gift Guide

occupational therapy, OT Student Success, Uncategorized

Incoming First Year OT Student Tips

Tis the season for BACK TO SCHOOL and for most of you reading this right now, you are either in the midst of applying to OTCAS for next year's admission entrance or are hopefully making the most out of your last few weeks of freedom before starting your first year as OT / OTA students… Continue reading Incoming First Year OT Student Tips

occupational therapy, OT Interviews, Publications, Uncategorized

ACCEPTED: What It Means to Be an Occupational Therapist

In the spring of 2019 I was interviewed by ACCEPTED which is a company who prides itself on helping others "start you journey to acceptance". Their company allows you to get teamed up with an admissions expert to help you confidently apply to graduate schools such as MBA admissions, Medical school admissions, Law school admissions, and more.… Continue reading ACCEPTED: What It Means to Be an Occupational Therapist

occupational therapy, OT Settings, Uncategorized

Occupational Therapy in Skilled Nursing Facility

Inpatient Settings: OT in Skilled Nursing facility (Subacute rehab/Short term care;  Long term care) Overview In regard to occupational therapy servicing the rehabilitative patient within the skilled nursing facility (SNF) setting  the occupational therapy practitioner can play a tremendous role in enabling short term patients and long term residents in living life to the fullest. So… Continue reading Occupational Therapy in Skilled Nursing Facility

occupational therapy, Publications, Uncategorized

COVALENT CAREERS: Commitment to Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education Part 2 the How

In the previous (CLICK TO READ) PART ONE we delved into why lifelong learning is lucrative and essential to our growth and ability to fulfill personal and professional needs and summed up 8 reasons that support this claim. Part Two - In the “How” of our duology on Lifelong Learning, we’ll fill in the gaps of how to… Continue reading COVALENT CAREERS: Commitment to Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education Part 2 the How

occupational therapy, Publications, Uncategorized

COVALENT CAREERS: Commitment to Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education Part 1 the Why

So you want to continue learning and growing in your knowledge scholastically, clinically, and personally? Two words: LIFELONG LEARNING. Click here to read the full article!!!! Inside the article we dive into 8 reasons why Lifelong Learning is important to personal and professional growth. Lifelong learning goes beyond the context of school, way beyond the typical lecture-style… Continue reading COVALENT CAREERS: Commitment to Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education Part 1 the Why

occupational therapy, OT Settings, Uncategorized

Occupational Therapy in Acute Inpatient Rehab

Inpatient Settings: OT in Acute Inpatient Rehab Overview Can someone say to functional independence and beyooooonddd??????? In regard to occupational therapy servicing the rehabilitative patient within the acute inpatient rehab unit (ARU) setting -also known as an inpatient rehab facility (IRF)-, the occupational therapy practitioner can play an integral role in contributing to positive and… Continue reading Occupational Therapy in Acute Inpatient Rehab

occupational therapy, OT Settings, Uncategorized

Occupational Therapy Role in Acute Care

Inpatient Settings: OT in Acute Care Overview Envision continued early mobility to progress functional outcomes, bedside range of motion, splinting and positioning devices to reduce skin breakdown and to preserve joint integrity, trunk stabilization, cognitive training with a focus on reducing delirium, training in postsurgery protocols, recommending assistive devices, facilitating short and efficient treatments that initiate the recovery process, and skillfully recommending the appropriate discharge plan(which… Continue reading Occupational Therapy Role in Acute Care

occupational therapy, OT Settings, Uncategorized

Occupational Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit

Inpatient Settings: OT in the ICU Overview Can someone say early mobility to improve patient outcomes!!!! In regards to occupational therapy servicing the critically ill patient within the intensive care unit (ICU), the occupational therapy practitioner has the opportunity to play a vital role which may consist of facilitating early mobility to promote future increased out… Continue reading Occupational Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit