Acute Care: Chart Review – Comprehensive Reference Guide for Occupational Therapists

This chart review reference guide provides a general but also a comprehensive overview of what to look for in the patient's chart and why. In...

Trapped in Place – Wheelchair Ramp Medicare Coverage: Occupational Therapy Discharge Planning

The San Francisco Chronicle posted an article titled, "Stuck in place: How older adults end up trapped inside their own homes". To give context...

Assessment to Use for the Acceptance of Pain | Occupational Therapy

Pain Acceptance One of the ways to help patients manage their pain is to assess for their acceptance of pain. Chronic pain acceptance involves experiencing...

Wheelchair Safety Fall and Injury Prevention Interventions | Occupational Therapy

Millions of Americans rely on wheelchairs for mobility and function after a physical disability.((National Center for Health Statistics. Number of persons using assistive technology...

Blocked Practice vs Massed Practice in Occupational Therapy

In motor learning strategies, two terms that can be confusing are blocked practice and massed practice. Practice can be a very useful and empowering method to promote...

Transfer of Learning in Occupational Therapy

What is Transfer of Learning? Occupational therapists promote learning using different strategies. One often used concept that clients learn is the transfer of learning. Transfer...

Personal Factors as Context | Occupational Therapy

When we think about context, the environment often comes to mind first. However, the personal context is also another thing that we should consider...

States that Require or Don’t Require NBCOT Certification for Occupational Therapy License Renewal | Requirements List

Is NBCOT Renewal Required for Practice? One question that I have and I get asked is whether it is required for you to renew your...

I Have Never Been This Excited to Share a Journal Article Before: Fifteen Years of Explaining Pain: The Past, Present, and Future [Critical Review]

Some Context Pain was always this thing that I had some interest in working as an OT in acute rehabilitation but I had so many...

AOTA and NBCOT Financials: Is the NBCOT CEO Overpaid??

I went down a research rabbit hole looking into the financials for health care associations and non-profits, including the NBCOT and AOTA. I found...

Graded Sensory Motor Imagery for Chronic Low Back Pain Occupational Therapy Management

Introduction to GMI Graded motor imagery (GMI) has been used as a treatment for people with chronic low back pain.((Bowering KJ, O’Connell NE, Tabor A,...
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Advocacy for the Profession with AmplifyOT: Episode 12 – OT Dude Podcast

https://youtu.be/iWjenzkRCO4 Watch the video version on our YouTube channel! We all know that we should advocate for the profession, but what does advocacy really mean?...

OT History Lesson: Why Did AOTA Sue NBCOT in 1998?

The following is the case between AOTA and NBCOT in 1998. It is a very interesting read as many are not aware of this...

History Lesson: How the Flexner Report Shaped Occupational Therapy Reimbursement in the United States

The Flexner Report had a large influence on the course of healthcare in the US despite being over 100 years old. In the early 1900s,...

History of the Term ‘Occupation’ in Occupational Therapy

The profession of occupational therapy was influenced by the Moral Treatment movement in the second half of the 19th century and the Arts and Crafts...

Medicare Parts Explained | Occupational Therapy Reference

There are 4 parts to Medicare: Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D. Part A (Hospital Insurance) Admitted starts with the letter A, as...

How to Practice Occupational Therapy in the United States as a Foreigner (Internationally Educated)

A common question that I get is from people overseas interested in practicing occupational therapy in the United States. Currently, occupational therapy assistants who...

Occupational Therapist’s Thoughts on Bill to Expand Access to Occupational Therapy for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Senators Hassan and Scott Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Occupational Therapy for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders 8-17-2022 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie...