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Therapeutic Use of Self: What Does That Even Mean for OTs?

For occupational therapy students who are just barely diving into their OT program’s studies, concrete and unchanging topics such as medical terminology are much more understandable than intangible concepts. At least in some OT graduate programs, we can physically see and touch the terms through cadaver labs and dissection. It is why the medical model […]

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OT School Interview Questions & Prep Tips

In case you aren’t already aware, occupational therapy graduate programs are getting more and more competitive each year. Most OT programs will get hundreds of first-round applicants, with only ~30-50 spots available. And according to Indiana University’s Health Professions and Prelaw Center, most healthcare graduate programs will interview 2-3 times the number of open spaces […]

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A Brief History of Occupational Therapy

Even though occupational therapy is a relatively new healthcare profession compared to other medical fields, the history of occupational therapy has a rich backstory. Even if you aren’t a history buff, understanding how occupational therapy originated can help to develop a stronger sense of professional identity. This can help us all feel more connected to […]

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Occupation-Based Balance Interventions For Your OT Practice

If you’re an occupational therapy practitioner or OT student searching for occupation-based dynamic balance interventions for your adult-setting rehab patients, then this article is just for you! Occupation-based interventions are not only our bread and butter, but they also can help differentiate us from physical therapy. It can be way too easy to accidentally do […]

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