best occupational therapy blogs

11 of the Best Occupational Therapy Blogs

As an OT blogger myself, talking about and sharing the best occupational therapy blogs is a topic near and dear to my heart. While I do love a good OT podcast as well (check out my favorites here), diving into a really helpful OT blog or website after work has been a great and easy way to gain quality information on topics I’m interested in, without having to dig out old textbooks.

For this reason, I want to showcase my favorite occupational therapy blogs that I really enjoy now as well as ones that helped me back in OT school. So whether you’re new in your OT journey or you have been practicing for decades, you’re sure to find something tailored to you in this list. 

1. OT Potential

ot potential best occupational therapy blogs

OT Potential was created by Sarah Lyon, who has been blogging since 2012 and has clearly put so much time and effort into creating amazing content geared for new OTs and veterans alike. This blog covers pretty much anything you can imagine, from resume building, landing your ideal OT job, to interviews with a variety of OT practitioners in an array of settings. Her site is well categorized and has so much quality content that you can get lost for hours diving in. OT Potential now also offers an OT membership that offers continuing ed credits through current journal article reviews and supplementing podcast episodes, which is worth checking out to stay even more up to date on OT.

2. Seniors Flourish/OT Flourish

seniors flourish best occupational therapy blogs

Seniors Flourish (which has just been renamed to OT Flourish) is an OT website (and podcast!) created by Mandy Chamberlain, an occupational therapist specializing in geriatric occupational therapy, whose mission is help OTs and OT students working with older adults get quality information on treatment ideas and interventions, along with interviews of OTs in a variety of adult-based settings. OT Flourish also now has a really helpful adult/older adult rehab membership site that you can check out my review of here


aota best occupational therapy blogs

While AOTA’s website isn’t quite a blog in the traditional sense, I definitely wanted to add it to this list since there is just so much helpful content no matter what OT setting you’re in. If you’re an AOTA member, you’ll also have access to all of the most up-to-date research, but even as a non-member, there is plenty of free content. Be sure to check out their whole list of free Fact Sheets that cover almost every topic related to OT that you can think of.

4. Gotta Be OT

Gotta Be OT is a blog created by an occupational therapy student named Lauren (who is now practicing since this article was updated) who has outlined so much helpful info for applying to grad school as well as her experiences of what it’s been like for her during OT school. If you’re in the throes of applying to OT school, this blog is a must. Be sure to check out the series “Gotta Get Into Grad School.”

While this OT blog is not currently being updated as of January 2022, OT practitioners and students will still find a lot of really helpful practice-based content as well, including information on evidence-based practice and AOTA conference tips. 

5. Stay At Home Solutions

stay at home solutions best occupational therapy blogs

Stay at Home Solutions is an informational home modifications blog as well as home mods business created by OT Maria Lindbergh. Her blog covers so many helpful articles geared towards helping older adults age in place. If you work with older adults who live at home or you want to learn more about home accessibility, you’ll definitely gain some good tips reading her posts. If you’re interested in learning more about how Maria became a home modifications OT, be sure to check out our interview with her here

6. WebPT

webpt best occupational therapy blogs

WebPT is a PT software platform that has their own really helpful blog geared towards OT, PT and SLP’s that focuses a lot on the business side of therapy. There is a lot of great info on starting your own OT practice as well as info about documentation (G-codes, ICD-10 codes, etc.) that is also really helpful if you’re working in any kind of outpatient therapy. If you’re thinking about starting your own practice, this blog will be a fantastic resource for you.

7. Holistic OT

holistic ot best occupational therapy blogs

The Holistic OT blog, created by holistic OT Emmy Vadnais, is a really helpful resource for any occupational therapist looking to incorporate a holistic approach in their practice, no matter what the setting. The goal of the Holistic OT blog and community is to “support all health care professionals to utilize the profound healing approaches of complementary and integrative health, wellness, and prevention.”

There are so many great free articles to help you get started, and the site super helpful even if you’re brand-new to learning about holistic practices. The site also offers a membership, classes, and a podcast so you can immerse yourself in holistic OT information.

8. The Occupational Therapy Hub

ot hub best occupational therapy blogs

The OT Hub offers both a free and premium OT membership site and blog that hosts a worldwide community of occupational therapy practitioners, created by Jamie Grant back in 2017. The content is submitted by a huge team of OTs and covers everything from interventions, case studies, a journal club, podcast, and a community forum. You do have to sign up to access much of the content, but so much of it is free so it is definitely worth checking out!

9. OT Dude

ot dude best occupational therapy blogs

OT Dude is a newer OT blog created by acute rehab OT Jeffrey Kou in 2019 that covers tons of helpful topics for pre-OTs, OT students, new OTs as well as OT entrepreneurs. He updates the blog frequently, covering the latest evidence-based practice and also offers info about studying for the NBCOT or starting your first OT job. There is a LOT of great content to check out on this site, and is definitely worth bookmarking for regular visits.

10. ABC Therapeutics

ABC Therapeutics is a blog created by Christopher Alterio who owns his own OT practice in New York. He regularly updates his blog and has super in depth articles about pretty much anything OT you can think of, from policy to OTD requirements to early intervention. You can probably find just about anything on his site as he’s been blogging on this site since 2005.

11. Your Therapy Source

your therapy source best occupational therapy blogs

Your Therapy Source is another great pediatric occupational therapy blog that is great for pediatric intervention ideas, free activity printables, and tips and tricks for every pediatric diagnosis and setting. The blog is updated multiple times a week so if you’re a really active blog reader, you’ll never run out of things to learn about and try here. 


I know there are so many other great occupational therapy blogs out there that I have yet to discover, so please share some of your favorites in the comments below!

This post was originally published on May 2, 2016 and was updated on August 15, 2019 and January 28, 2022.

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  • Juvo Solutions March 22, 2017   Reply →

    This list is awesome. I’ve just checked out each blog and they are all so helpful. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Mark Lindbergh June 20, 2018   Reply →

    Hi, my name is Maria Lindbergh and I am an occupational therapist. I have a blog that focuses on home modifications: Please take a look and give me feedback on it!

  • Linas January 17, 2019   Reply →

    Hey Sarah, first of all, I would like to thank you for a great list. This list is very useful for inspiration. I would like to offer my blog. I’m OT too. My site is in Lithuanian language, so my blog can be first of international blogs on your list 😉 my blog:

  • Deborah Abson February 11, 2019   Reply →

    Hi Sarah,
    Thank you for finding some fabulous blogs about OT. I have just started writing blogs, having just posted my very first one, if you’d be interested in reading it? My aim is to be educational with many more blogs to come. I’m based and trained in the UK, so the content may be quite different to the American blogs. Any hints and tips about my blog (and future blogs) would be very much appreciated. Happy OT promoting!

    • Sarah Stromsdorfer, OTR/L February 11, 2019   Reply →

      That’s so exciting about your new journey into the OT blogging world! The article looks great, definitely keep at it 🙂 I look forward to learning from your perspectives as a UK-based OT. If you ever need someone to talk with about blogging and OT, feel free to email me at any time, and best of luck!

  • Amanda Wiles August 14, 2019   Reply →

    Also check out ! A blog for emerging OT’s, with a pediatric clinicians perspective. 🙂 Also check out an OT podcast !

  • priya March 19, 2020   Reply →

    This was such an informative blog

  • Laura May 7, 2020   Reply →

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  • Carmel February 23, 2021   Reply →

    Thanks for the list of blogs, do you have a list of Podcasts you listen to too?

  • Jennica Elliott March 29, 2021   Reply →

    Hi Sarah!
    Thank you for this great list and all that you share here! I absolutely love the podcast list too! It is so exciting to have community and so many pertinent resources out there – at our fingertips! My stepmom (an OT for 36 years) and I (20 years) just launched our first blog at It grew out of our love for always having one another to discuss anything OT and wanting to remain connected to the roots of our profession. We’d love for you to check it out and join “the table”!

  • David McCombs May 17, 2021   Reply →

    Myotspot and OTpotential are probably my top OT sites. I really like He has a lot of good content and provides a unique perspective to the OT world. I just launched in 2020. I’m trying to share what it’s really like working as an OT, and how we can transform OT by changing our mindset and thinking outside the box. Thanks for the helpful post.

  • Ashley July 25, 2022   Reply →

    Hi! My name is Ashley and I have a blog I just started all about pediatric OT!

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