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Mindfulness and Occupational Therapy: Your New Secret Power

Mindfulness and occupational therapy

Mindfulness is the latest buzzword in health and wellness. You may have noted its increased appearance in blogs or newspapers, noticed a Mindful magazine at the grocery store checkout, or recalled your general practitioner mentioning it at your last health check-up. Mindfulness and occupational therapy can go hand in hand. …

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5 Reasons OTs Make the Best Hand Therapists

hand therapists

Hand therapists are leading the charge in terms of functional return of the upper extremity. When it comes to hand therapists, who better than OTs to evaluate, treat, and train clients with upper extremity injuries? In the bustling field of orthopedics, occupational therapists are claiming their rightful niche. It was …

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4 OT Outcome Measures You Didn’t Learn in School

OT outcome measures

OT outcome measures are crucial to your clinical success. Measuring outcomes is a very important part of occupational therapy practice. OT outcome measures are used to determine value and effectiveness of treatment in therapy. These measures are often completed at the start of therapy to determine baseline function and then …

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Iontophoresis and Phonophoresis: Basics for OT

iontophoresis and phonophoresis

Iontophoresis and phonophoresis are intervention options therapists use to treat several different physical conditions. Physical agent modalities (PAMs) include superficial modalities such as thermotherapy and cryotherapy, and deep modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and the application of topical medications. The two forms of topical medication application include iontophoresis and …

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60 Effective School-Based Apps for Occupational Therapy

School-based apps for occupational therapy are a must have in the age of the iPhone and iPad. Many OTs are moving towards using applications to help with treatment, including in the development of skills for pediatric patients. With innumerable applications and resources available today, finding and sorting through applications can …

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The Good and Bad of Early Intervention OT

Are you considering being an early intervention OT? Being fresh out of school and on the hunt for your first job as an early intervention OT can be extremely overwhelming on its own. Especially when trying to visualize all the pros and cons of each different setting and population that you …

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6 Ways to Crush Your Mental Health Fieldwork

A mental health fieldwork may sound completely foreign. Images of psych wards, straight jackets, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest may come to mind. First of all, a mental health fieldwork can take place in a wide variety of locations including homeless shelters, outpatient and day treatment locations, or …

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