How AOTF is Building Evidence to Improve OT Practice and Health

How AOTF is Building Evidence to Improve OT Practice and Health

We’re thrilled to feature this guest post from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) to showcase the great work this non-profit does for the OT profession (and you) with ways we can all help support this crucial organization!  Evidence-based practice has transformed occupational therapy and the need for more evidence grows every day. Since 1965, […]

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ADL Building Blocks Posture and Balance

ADL Building Blocks: Posture and Balance

What comes to mind when you are asked, “What are ADLs?” Some ADLs that are most likely to cross your mind at first are bathing, dressing, and toileting. Can you recall all of the others? Bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, eating, feeding, sexual activity, ADL-related functional mobility, and personal device care are the activities that the […]

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Occupational Therapy’s Role in Inpatient Settings

As an occupational therapy student, I remember being completely overwhelmed by all the different practice settings where an OT can work. In particular, I had trouble discerning between inpatient hospitals (also known as acute care hospitals) and acute rehab hospitals. In my head, I used those words interchangeably until I finally learned more detail behind […]

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LSVT and OT: Advice from an LSVT BIG OT

If you work with adults, especially older adults, you are almost sure to encounter someone with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disease that often begins with a tremor or subtle change in gait. PD is known for affecting each person in a unique way, meaning not everyone will experience the same […]

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Educating Patients on Home Safety Following Orthopedic Surgery

To expand on our article covering the major orthopedic precautions following surgery, we decided to create a “Part Two” addressing home safety following orthopedic surgery. This post covers the biggest safety basics after discharge from a major orthopedic surgery. These home safety tips can be used for other surgeries or injuries/illness as well, and can […]

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9 Things to Consider Before Working in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)

If you’re a new occupational therapist (or you are physical therapist or speech therapist!) considering working in a skilled nursing facility (SNF), there are several important factors to look at before taking the job. While there are great skilled nursing facilities to work for, there are also many facilities that can challenge ethical boundaries and […]

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