11 of the Best Occupational Therapy Blogs
This post was originally published on May 2, 2016 and was updated on August 15, 2019.
As an OT blogger myself, talking about the best occupational therapy blogs is a topic near and dear to my heart. While I do love a good OT podcast as well, diving into a solid OT blog after work has been a great and easy way to gain quality information on topics I’m interested in, without digging 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 have been practicing for decades, you’re sure to find something tailored to you in this list.
OT Potential was created by Sarah Lyon, who has been blogging since 2012 and has clearly put so much time and effort into creating awesome 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.
Seniors Flourish is a 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. Seniors Flourish also now has a really helpful membership site that you can check out my review of here.
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.”
If you’re a practicing OT, she also covers a lot of really helpful practice-based content as well, including information on evidence-based practice and AOTA conference tips.
Stay at Home Solutions is an informational blog as well as home modifications 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, you’ll definitely gain some good tips reading her posts. If you’re interested in learning more about how Maria got into home modifications, be sure to check out our interview with her here.
WebPT is a great business site 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 practice as well as info about documentation (G-codes, ICD-10 codes, etc) that is also really helpful if you’re doing any kind of outpatient therapy. If you’re thinking about starting your own practice, this blog will be a fantastic resource.
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.
The Holistic OT blog is a really helpful resource for any occupational therapist looking to incorporate a holistic approach in their practice. 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 helpful articles to help you get started, and is super helpful even if you’re brand-new to learning about holistic practices.
The OT Hub is a free 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, and a community forum. You do have to sign up to access all of this but again it’s free so definitely worth checking out!
The Anonymous OT is a blog written by an anonymous pediatric occupational therapist whose mission is to “provide a place for families and professionals to interact, speak freely, learn important, straightforward information, and share their experiences related to the world of pediatric occupational therapy.”
While the creator is anonymous, there are a variety of guest blog posts written by named (not anonymous) OTs, so there are plenty of articles where you’ll know who the author is. Just a few examples of topics covered are ethics, pediatric interventions including handwriting, sensory integration, visual perceptual interventions, and much more.
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.
Your Therapy Source is another great pediatric occupational therapy blog that is great for intervention ideas 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 won’t run out of things to read here.
I know there are so many other great occupational therapy blogs out there that I have yet to discover, so please let me know in the comments what some of your favorite OT blogs are.