PRN OT: Pros and Cons

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In this inaugural “Speaking of OT” Betweenisode on the Seniors Flourish Podcast, Mandy and Sarah chat about the pros and cons of working PRN as an occupational therapy practitioner and talk about how eating weird foods snagged their future husbands… Resources from the show: Blog Post: Pros and Cons of Working PRN in OT Learn more about our sponsors Promenaid is …

How to perform an OT screen for adults - video tutorial and forms! | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #OT #SNFOT #HomehealthOT #OTtreatmentideas

How to Perform an Occupational Therapy Screening (For Adults!)

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 5 Comments

I get asked all the time about how to perform a quick and easy occupational therapy screening to help decide if a referral is necessary for skilled occupational therapy services for adults. I gotcha! and I wanted to share one of the educational videos on this topic from the Seniors Flourish Learning Lab. What is an occupational therapy screen? It is a …

6 Lessons for #OT practitioners working in skilled nursing facilities | SeniorsFlourish.com #OT #SNFOT #occupationaltherapy

SNF OT Practitioner: 6 Lessons Learned Within My First 6 Months

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by Mary Kate Carroll OTR I’ve been working at my facility for a little over half a year now, and let me tell you, it’s a wild world out there. Even though I had some level II fieldwork experience at a SNF, it’s an entirely different ball game compared to being a student and working as a licensed entry level practitioner. …

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

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living, Podcasts 14 Comments

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

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living, Podcasts 4 Comments

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: …