How to Score a Career as an International Occupational Therapist

As occupational therapists, we are instructed to constantly think outside of the box when coordinating and designing therapy interventions. We come to better understand our patients/clients if we strongly acknowledge our patient’s goals and lifestyle needs within their own environment. However, we are unable to fully comprehend individuals’ lifestyles and cultural influences by sitting in […]

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Memory Aids and Strategies for Patients with Cognitive Impairment

In adult rehab settings (both inpatient and outpatient), you will encounter patients with cognitive impairment, which can result in decreased memory. This of course affects individuals’ quality of life and provides everyday challenges for both the patient and their caregivers. Thankfully, as an occupational therapist, you’re well-equipped to address this! This post shares our favorite […]

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Our List of “Must-Know” Adaptive Equipment for OT Practitioners

Whether you are an OT working with a young child with cerebral palsy or an aging adult with multiple sclerosis, adaptive equipment has its place in occupational therapy intervention across the lifespan and for multiple health-related conditions. For OT students or new graduates, incorporating adaptive equipment education into therapy may seem overwhelming at first…simply because […]

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Orthopedic Precautions 101 for New Occupational Therapists

Making the switch from working in a non-orthopedic setting to an acute orthopedic setting can be a challenge for occupational therapists less familiar with patients following joint surgeries. It is also new and sometimes scary for OT students who have never worked with post-op orthopedic patients.  It definitely was a hard change for me personally […]

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