Where to Find Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) – Occupational Therapy

In occupational therapy, evidence-based practice is the integration of various factors to inform clinical practice with clients, groups, and the population. Factors that are considered...

COVID-19 Challenges to Autism (ASD) for Adults – Occupational Therapists Recomendations

Introduction As the omicron variant is on the rise in the US, reports of it affecting the younger population are a concern. Adults with ASD...

Happy New Year 2022 – Occupational Therapy

We're in 2022. It's the year of the tiger, my zodiac animal! Everyone is going to have a tough remembering to write or the '2'...

Does Being Married Make People Happier? COVID-19 Effects on Relationships and Other Thoughts from an Occupational Therapist

Does being married contribute to happiness? Relationships in general is hard work, and many people will say that being married is even harder. While...

Preliminary Data for Pilot Study – Occupational Therapists Living with Chronic Disabilities – An Online Quantitative & Qualitative Survey

I decided to post the raw results from my 6 participants as this is a small sample size and not too overwhelming to read. This...

Child Development Red Flags – Occupational Therapy Practice

Introduction Developmental problems in children can have lifelong implications on their health and wellbeing. Early detection of developmental problems provides an opportunity for early intervention by occupational...

Red Flags for Brain Injury – Occupational Therapy Practice

Introduction Over 1.5 million TBIs occur every year. Many brain injuries can go undiagnosed, even in the hospital. Identifying mild to moderate brain injuries can...

CBD for Chronic Pain – Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy Practice 2021

This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Research Human use of cannabis-derived...

Occupational Therapy Interventions for Substance Use Disorders (2021)

Introduction Is mental health in the US lacking? What role can occupational therapy practitioners play in this shortage? Are occupational therapists equipped to provide services...

Role of Occupational Therapy in Palliative and Hospice End-of-Life Care

Definition Palliative Care - An interdisciplinary team approach for people with serious or life-threatening illnesses to enhance the quality of life. The goal is to...

I Ordered a 3D Printer – Goals and Future Projects

It has been a long time coming, but I finally ordered a 3d Printer for my home office. I am excited to explore the...

Can Occupational Therapy and Healthcare Be Decentralized?

Many occupational therapy practitioners as well as clients and patients have their frustrations with the healthcare system in America. "It's too expensive." "It does not cover...

Bringing OT Dude into Web 3.0 / Meta – OT Dude Store Updates

I am excited to continue to create content and provide a resource for the occupational therapy community under the brand OT Dude. Most of you...

Let’s Talk About Death – Occupational Therapy Practice [Transcript]

Let's talk about death and dying. I think this topic is definitely not talked about enough in our society here in America. Even old...

The Trifecta Approach to Tongue Ties

The Experience Having an infant with a tongue tie can be stressful. As breastfeeding has regained popularity as the method of choice for new moms...

Top Least Stressful Occupational Therapy Settings to Work In 2021-2022

This article will describe the top least stressful occupational therapy settings to work in. Some of it will be based on research from the...

Bedside Screening for Vision – Occupational Therapy

Tags Eye Movements, Eye Disease, Visually Impaired Persons, Vision Disorders, Blindness,  Diplopia, Vision, Binocular Vision, Monocular Visual Acuity, Visual Fields, Low Ocular Motility Disorders, Cortical...

Brain Injury (ABI/TBI) Care Continuum / Settings for Occupational Therapy

Acute Emergency Services (EMS)Emergency DepartmentIntensive Care Unit (ICU)Specialty Neurotrauma OR Long-term Acute Care Post-Acute

Rancho Los Amigos Levels – Occupational Therapy

The Rancho Los Amigos Scale is used to evaluate a patient following a brain injury. The levels are based on observations of the patient's...

Log All The Things: Guide to Automatically Logging Smartthings Smarthome Data

I have been a smartthings user for a while now and have seen it go through many changes, including the Samsung acquisition and Classic...

Desensitization Techniques for the Hand and Upper Extremity – Occupational Therapy

After surgery or a condition, hypersensitivity may occur with or without pain in areas such as the upper limbs. Recovery is often slow and...

Trademark Guide for Occupational Therapy Entrepreneurs – USPTO Update 2021

If you are looking into filing for a trademark as an occupational therapist, then this guide is for you. There are many benefits to...

YSK: There is a Live HIPAA Breach Website by the US Department of Health and Human Services – Best Practices for Occupational Therapy Small...

Data breaches are a common and ongoing phenomenon these days. Patient information such as their health records, private information, and associated information make for...

Brushing Teeth and Oral Hygiene After a Stroke (How to Apply Toothpaste) – Occupational Therapy

This guide provides some ideas and insights into occupational therapy intervention for oral care after a stroke in the hospital (acute care, acute rehab). Barriers ...

Pet Care Adaptive Equipment and Assistive Technology After a Disability or Condition – Occupational Therapy

We love our pets! Myself included. "Sixty-seven percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet...