4 ways OTs can help patients with pain focus on what's important and avoid catastrophizing | Seniorsflourish.com #OT #occupationaltherapy #OTtreatmentideas #SNFOT

Pain and Occupational Therapy: 4 Ways to Help Avoid Catastrophization

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by Janie Oyakawa, OTR Catastrophizing: A psychological experience regarding pain that includes being unable to focus on anything else but the pain, rumination, magnification of pain and feeling helpless about pain. Pain catastrophizing is one of the most powerful predictors of pain suffering and the pain experience (from Less Pain, Fewer Pills: Avoid the Dangers of Prescription Opioids and Gain Control …

Join the Occupation Based Therapy Challenge

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 Join me and 100s of your OT colleagues on a 5 Day Challenge (Monday March 19th – Friday March 23rd) to Create Your Own Occupation Based Kit and  Develop a No Brainer Toolbox of Treatment Ideas For Your Practice (Plus BONUS Therapy Materials) CLICK HERE TO JOIN AND GET THE DETAILS  How it Works After 5 days of working alongside OT practitioners in the group, you’ll …

How can #OT practitioners help our pts with a stroke be resilient, stay positive and tackle depressive symptoms | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #SNFOT #HomeHealthOT #neuroOT

How OTs Can Promote Resilience After a Stroke

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Learn how occupational therapy practitioners can help our patients with a stroke be resilient, stay positive and tackle depressive symptoms. Guest Alexandra Terrill PhD and her team of occupational therapy student researchers are learning ways to increase quality of life for those who have experienced a stroke and their care partners.  Subscribe here on: iTunes or Stitcher Resources from the Show: LEARN MORE …

Occupational therapy and dementia strategies that you can incorporate into your practice TODAY + a Dementia Cognitive Screen/Evaluation Checklist and Behavior Profile | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #HomehealthOT #OTpodcast #SNFOT #occupationaltherapist #occupationaltherapyassistant

Understanding Dementia in Occupational Therapy

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Occupational therapy is such an amazing profession to address the challenges of our patients with dementia. But how can we truly use our skills to engage our patients, teach staff and care partners these skills and help our patient’s thrive? My guest Jenna Mele OTD, OTR/L, CCCM, RYT, gives some great tips, resources and practical ways to work with our …

Check out some great OT suggestions, treatment ideas and ways to screen your patients with low vision and help them succeed! #OT #occupationaltherapy #OTpodcast | SeniorsFlourish.com #OT #occupationaltherapy #SNFOT

Low Vision: “Seeing” Our Patients’ Full Potential in Occupational Therapy

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Check out some great OT suggestions, treatment ideas and ways to screen your patients with low vision and help them succeed! Subscribe here on: iTunes or Stitcher Resources from the Show: Brain Injury Visual Assessment Battery for Adults (BIVABA)- Uses the hierarchy of vision to assess the most basic visual skills to the higher level cognitive visual skills. It’s easy to use and …

#OT practitioners working with patients that have breast cancer does not have to be intimidating! Learn how to integrate some basic pilates techniques into your clinical practice. | Seniorsflourish.com #occupationaltherapy #occupationatherapist #OTassistant

OT, Breast Cancer + Pilates

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Occupational therapy practitioners working with patients that have breast cancer does not have to be intimidating! Naomi discusses how she uses pilates to treat her patients that have breast cancer, gives TONS of resources for you to dig into and specific breathing techniques to try. Subscribe here on: iTunes or Stitcher Resources from the Show: Naomi’s Book: …

Great ideas and easy ways to integrate mCIMT into your #OT practice - especially when working with our patients that have had a stroke. Plus FREE pdf printout of all the items used in the clinic | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #homehealthOT #neuroOT #occupationaltherapist #occuapationaltherapyassistant

Using Modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy With Patients That Had a CVA

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Using the evidence to start a modified constraint induced movement therapy (mCIMT) program in your occupational therapy practice doesn’t have to be hard or involve lots of equipment. Listen in to Lauren Walker MOT, OTR/L talk about how her team did this to produce better outcomes for her patients who experienced a stroke. Subscribe here on: iTunes or Stitcher Resources from the Show: …

Occupational therapy documentation can be a struggle - be sure to check out this 5 part series + FREE skilled terminology & phrases handout | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #OT #geriatricOT

Occupational Therapy Documentation: The Ultimate Guide to Simplify Your Documentation

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Do you have questions about occupational therapy documentation, management, OASIS assessments & regulations? Check out this 5 part series to help you with the day to day documentation struggles. EPISODE 1: Subjective EPISODE 2: Objective EPISODE 3: Assessment EPISODE 4: Plan EPISODE 5: Recording of the Documentation Webinar – YOUR Questions Answered Looking for more documentation information? Kornetti and Krafft have a …