Uncategorized, occupational therapy, scrub review

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

Publications, Uncategorized

SENIORS FLOURISH: Part Two-How to Perform a Stereognosis Assessment in Occupational Therapy

Before you peruse through this excerpt of my article published on Seniors Flourish, make sure to read Part One first which goes over the WHOWHATWHENWHEREWHY. The full part 2 of my 3 part article series written for Mandy Chamberlain's Seniors Flourish Blog can be found HERE! Here is a little bit from the article, "There are multiple… Continue reading SENIORS FLOURISH: Part Two-How to Perform a Stereognosis Assessment in Occupational Therapy

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

OT Settings, Uncategorized

Occupational Therapy in Home Health

OT in Home Health Overview  Before we can consider occupational therapy’s significant role in home health let’s first define what home health may consist of. What is Home Health? Simply put – Home Health IS what it sounds like. In its basic forms, it is medical care provided in a patient’s home. Oftentimes, the care… Continue reading Occupational Therapy in Home Health

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, 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 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

OT: The Art and Science Therapy

"The profession of occupational therapy will flourish because occupation, its core, is so basic to human health yet so flexible, depending on the needs of the individual human being." -DAVID NELSON   TO BE HUMAN IS TO BE OCCUPATIONAL. You may think you have never before been exposed to the wonderful, dynamic, and always present OT world,… Continue reading OT: The Art and Science Therapy