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10 Reasons Why OTs Should Be Using Occupation-Based Interventions

Occupation-based interventions: It may seem like common sense to use these as occupational therapists. After all, our title has the word “occupation” in it, for goodness sake! Unfortunately, assembly-line therapy has reduced the use of occupation-based treatments in favor of exercises that make point of service and high productivity the main objective versus providing quality, […]

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6 Great Occupational Therapy Forums

From the first time we enter class as aspiring occupational therapists, we find ourselves surrounded by a community of peers sharing a similar experience. The best occupational therapy forums have the ability to extend that environment beyond physical encounters into online spaces. That camaraderie, whether enjoyed in person or digitally, provides a support network through […]

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Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: A Viable Option for Stroke Patients

The following article on Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (along with Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy) was guest-authored by Janet Meydam, OTR/L and Meredith Chandler, OTR/L. We want to give both of them a huge thanks for sharing their insight and research for this article. According to the National Stroke Association, it is estimated that 9 out of […]

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Finding Your Passion For All Things Vision in Occupational Therapy

My interest in all things “vision” in the occupational therapy world has been stewing for several years. Working as an occupational therapist in inpatient rehab, I became interested in perceptual skills but did not dive into furthering my education or competency because I was more concerned with continuing education courses designed for stroke recovery, neuro-shoulder […]

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6 Ways to Conquer Your OT Student Loan Debt

Occupational therapy is such a rewarding profession. There’s not a day that passes that I question if I made the right decision when I went to grad school, and most occupational therapists I speak with feel the same way. However, there is the undeniable fact that this experience comes with a price: most of us […]

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A Brief History of Occupational Therapy

Even though occupational therapy is a relatively new profession compared to other medical fields, the history of occupational therapy has a rich backstory. Knowing the history of any profession can help you see the possible futures for the career as well. As we look over the steps that it took for occupational therapy to get […]

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