Breaking Away from the Monoamine Hypothesis for Depression – Occupational Therapy

Facebook Controversy Facebook has been making headlines and been the talk because of the recent controversy from a whistleblower and released internal research on social...

What is Virtual Autism? – Occupational Therapy Practice

One of my viewers brought my attention to the topic of 'virtual autism'. I was not familiar with this exact term, but I was...

Is It a Good Idea To Get Life Insurance Now? – Occupational Therapist’s Perspective

Disclaimer: Now, I am by no means an insurance expert, but I wanted to provide some insight into the current life insurance world. This...

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Occupational Therapy Treatment Precautions

This content is also featured in the OT Dude Academy NBCOT® Exam Prep Course. Registration and enrollment are now open and completely free. See you there! Occupational...

Virtual Occupational Therapy Shadowing During the Pandemic COVID-19

Hey Pre-OT Students, I wanted to share a cool resource for those who are looking for the required occupational therapy shadowing hours when applying...

Free NBCOT® Exam Prep Course – Development Progress and Updates

  Good News! The beta-version of the course is now live and available for registration and enrollment. Click here to get started. This page describes the latest updates...

Medical Research Council (MRC) Scoring System for Muscle Strength in the ICU for Occupational Therapy

MRC in ICU for OT Manual muscle testing (MMT) in the ICU using the Medical Research Council (MRC) Scoring...
MET Levels Made Easy

MET Levels & Cardiac Rehab Made Easy for Occupational Therapy

In the process of making a new free NBCOT® Exam prep course for students, I accidentally discovered that the MET levels that the occupational...

An Exciting New Project and OT Dude Updates

Hi everyone, I am excited to announce that I will be creating an NBCOT® Exam Prep course that will be provided for free and ad-supported...

OT Dude’s Study Group – A Chatroom for the OT Community

One thing that I felt like was missing was a community for our users. In particular, the occupational therapy is very supportive and friendly. Lately,...

An Occupational Therapist Begins to Learn Stenography with Plover

Introduction I went down a deep rabbit hole and am participating in a new occupation. This time it involves virtually no investment but a lot...

PureWick Use, Warnings, & Precautions – PSA

PureWick Use, Warnings, & Precautions for OT UPDATE: I have been seeing more of this happening at my work. As mentioned by the manufacturer: "Do...

Current Trends in Occupational Therapy Practice (2021)

#1 - Telehealth and mHealth 2020 saw a spike in "telehealth" Google search and...

SWOT Analysis for Market Research – Occupational Therapy Private Practice

In the planning stages of starting an occupational therapy private practice or any business really, a SWOT Analysis can help you develop...

Occupation vs Activity – Occupational Therapy Definitions Explained

"Words are time bound." What are the definitions of occupation and activity? What about purposeful activity? What are the similarities and differences between them? Can these words be...

Mirror Therapy for Occupational Therapy Stroke Rehabilitation – Latest Evidence-based Practice

Occupational therapists working in stroke rehabilitation may use mirror therapy (MT) as an intervention for managing their symptoms and promoting function. This post will...

The Best EMRs for Occupational Therapy Practice – My Vulnerability Concerns

What is the best EMR to use for occupational therapy? What are some concerns that you should have in regards to vulnerabilities? EMR Interest and...

Top Ways to Improve Commodes for Toileting

Let's talk about commodes Commodes are a wonderful piece of DME for toileting. They can be quite versatile, e.g, 3-in-1, are portable for use by...

Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) Made Easy for Occupational Therapy – Bonus Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

BONUS: Take the OT Dude GCS Quiz at the end to test your knowledge. Here are some ways I remembered how to to calculate the...

The Irony of NPI Numbers – PSA: Your Private Information is Probably Public on the Internet

I waited months to write this post for my own privacy reasons as I was trying to figure out what was going on and...