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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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11+ Functional Standing Tolerance Activities for Occupational Therapists

If you’re looking for functional, occupation-based standing tolerance activities to use in your adult rehab practice, we’ve got you covered!  It goes without saying but addressing your patients’ decreased standing tolerance not only helps them increase their tolerance to performing standing ADLs (and therefore increasing their independence), but working on improving standing tolerance will also […]

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What is the PEOP Model? Person-Environment-Occupation Performance

The Person-Environment-Occupation Performance (PEOP) model is an important framework used in occupational therapy to guide assessment, intervention, and evaluation of client-centered care. It was first developed in 1985 by Baum and Christiansen during the time when the biomedical model was widely used. The biomedical model is extremely clinician-based and only focuses on the physical processes […]

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5 Fun Ways to Celebrate OT Month

When the clock strikes midnight on April 1st, I’m grateful for many things. I’m grateful for a day full of whimsical pranks and silly news articles that I can use to trick to my friends. I’m grateful that spring is coming into full force, with the landscapes around me turning a lush shade of green […]

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The PEO Model and Brain Injury: How to Use OT Theory to Achieve Best Results!

Approaching care for brain injury patients is, in one word, intimidating. Figuring out how to approach consideration for all of the contextual factors that will influence recovery for this patient population is a daunting undertaking to say the least.   We know that modifying these factors in some capacity is almost always necessary during brain injury […]

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