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

occupational therapy, scrub review, Uncategorized

Gait Belt Review: The Functional Mobility Seatbelts of MoreCowbelt

Gait belts are modern day necessities in the rehab world. Recently I had a few questions via an IG DM pertaining to the use of gait belts. I recommend them often to the families that I work with especially if their loved ones still requires minimal to moderate assistance to safely transfer from one surface… Continue reading Gait Belt Review: The Functional Mobility Seatbelts of MoreCowbelt

occupational therapy, OT Student Success, Uncategorized

New Grad Occupational Therapy and Why You Should Be Following

OT OT OT ^^^featuring some fab OT friends at my recent bridal shower 🙂 #represent _________________________________________________________________________________________ With internet access at the touch of a tablet screen to allied health social media accounts to online journals, there is a plethora of ways to retrieve valuable information on all things   o c c u p a t i… Continue reading New Grad Occupational Therapy and Why You Should Be Following

occupational therapy, Uncategorized, Year in Review

2016 Year in Review: Reflecting on the End of My Occupational Role as Student and Recharging for New Role as Fiance and OT Practitioner

  2016 was a whirlwind for me. Rang in the 2016 New Year with my family in Epcot along with everyone else in the world, the park was filled to max capacity! Wrote my first blog post out of frustration, necessity, and determination to advocate for DO and OT after one too many individuals questioned… Continue reading 2016 Year in Review: Reflecting on the End of My Occupational Role as Student and Recharging for New Role as Fiance and OT Practitioner

occupational therapy, Uncategorized

OT Interview: Shoshanah Shear, Occupational Therapist and Author of “Healing Your Life Through Activity”

Occupational therapy is a worldwide, dynamic, and enabling profession that facilitates meaning and independence into the lives of others. therapists from all around the world have the opportunity to connect with other OTs through national conferences and also world conferences through World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Learn more about WFOT here. In addition, as in the case… Continue reading OT Interview: Shoshanah Shear, Occupational Therapist and Author of “Healing Your Life Through Activity”

occupational therapy, OT Student Success, Uncategorized

FW Level II mOTivation: For the Long Term (care and inpatient rehab)

  12 weeks goes by even faster the second go around!!   My final occupational therapy Level II fieldwork was at an inpatient rehab/long term care facility just 15 minutes from Auburn University >>>war eagle, hey<<<. What are Level 1 and Level 2 fieldworks? Click here! With a patient caseload pretty much 3-4x older than me… Continue reading FW Level II mOTivation: For the Long Term (care and inpatient rehab)

occupational therapy, OT Student Success, Uncategorized

FW Level II mOTivation: Power through Outpatient Peds

      A lot of life has happened since my last post (3 months ago oops)! Turning 23 and watching little brother walk across the same stage that I did in 2011 to preparing for "studenting" outside of the OT school classroom to switching from girlfriend to future bride   (f o r e… Continue reading FW Level II mOTivation: Power through Outpatient Peds