Mindfulness Practice Made Simple for Occupational Therapy

History Mindfulness is based on Eastern practices rooted from Buddhism. Not a new practice, but has been practiced over 2500 years. Adopted by Western...

Why I Think ACT is Useful for Occupational Therapy

ACT Background ACT stands for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and is an approach used in psychotherapy. It is considered to be a third-wave type of...

Occupational Therapy Chronic Pain Management Techniques: Evidence-Informed Guide

My Pain Story After two years since my lower back injury involving 2 slipped discs in my lower back, I continued to feel the pain....

Smell Retraining for Parosmia and the Loss of Smell from COVID-19 | Occupational Therapy

My family was watching the Cantonese news and they featured a segment from Dr. Sanjay Gupta on smell retraining for parosmia after COVID-19. He...

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...

I Have Never Been This Excited to Share a Journal Article Before: Fifteen Years...

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...

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

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...

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,...