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...

SCD Guide for Occupational Therapists – Overview, Uses, Contraindications, Tips, Research on VTE &...

Check this SCD out: I have not seen an SCD like this one before. I like how the model is on her phone. It's not...

The Growing Body of Evidence Against Bottom-Up Approaches – NDT and SI in Pediatric...

NDT = Neuro-Developmental Treatment, SI = sensory integration. Top-Down vs Bottom-Up Most occupational therapy practitioners are familiar with top-down vs bottom-up approaches for OT theories, models,...

How To Open a Door When You’re With a Patient in Wheelchair

When you're assisting a patient who is in a wheelchair, you sometimes go through doors. Sure, some doors open automatically or have the handicap...

The New FDA Approved Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm and Occupational Therapy Practice

Aduhelm Controversy A headline showed up in my feed about how medicare may potentially cover the cost of the $56,000 annual controversial drug for Alzheimer's,...

Complexity – A Challenge in Occupational Therapy Research

Introduction In general, when research involves humans, it is not as simple to study and attribute variables to an intervention compared to other methods and...
Occupational Therapy Shower Guide Precautions

Occupational Therapy Shower Guide and Precautions

As I work in the ARU, I have given and assisted with many showers. Here is a guide for showers that can be adapted...
FIM Shower Calculator Acute Rehab

Yet Another Calculator – FIM/CARE Showers in Acute Rehab

If you work in acute rehab, you probably frequently assist patients with showers. Showers is part of the scoring for the CARE Item Set....
Rule of 8's Productivity Calculator Post

Rule of 8’s Calculator for Productivity

The rule of 8's can be tricky to learn for new occupational therapy practitioners. In some facilities, it takes 15 minutes minimum for a...
Manual Muscle Test Calculator Image

A New OT Calculator – Manual Muscle Test (MMT)

I must have overlooked this one or just was not paying attention. While I thought initially, who needs a calculator for MMT? It's pretty...