Welp, I am officially done with OT school. Graduated and everything! In the past few months I've been reflecting on my two years of learning. OT school was hard - like really hard. But I not only learned a ton about OT, I learned a lot about myself. So here are the 11 lessons I … Continue reading 11 Lessons from OT School
12 weeks in acute care - DONE! It feels amazing to actually finish a whole fieldwork (no thanks to COVID). Acute care is definitely an intimidating practice area - I consider myself lucky because I shadowed in acute care for 6 months (I was still pretty intimidated lol). Acute care is full of medically complex … Continue reading Level IIB Fieldwork: Acute Care
Acute care has been such a special and unique experience, here are the 5 lessons I've learned these past 10 weeks!
1. Set aside the first day of the week for planning. Photo by Peter Olexa from Pexels I always used Mondays to pull up all of my syllabi, look through due dates and the week's readings, and created a game plan for completing everything during the week. If there was anything that was easy to get done right … Continue reading 5 Tips for Productivity
For this blog post, I interviewed my boyfriend who has C7 quadriplegia resulting from a spinal cord injury. I asked him for a more in-depth look at OT's role in SCI rehabilitation and his personal experience with it! Throughout this post I have included pictures (with Stephen's permission) of some highlights and accomplishments of his. … Continue reading Patient Perspective: OT in SCI Rehabilitation
To kick off the OT Specialties and Certifications series, we will be discussing the LSVT-BIG certification with Nicole Dufresne, OTR/L. For those who do not know what LSVT-BIG, or Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, is, it is an evidence-based intervention for those with Parkinson's disease. This treatment trains individuals to improve their physical movements and in … Continue reading LSVT-BIG with Nicole Dufresne OTR/L
2019 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo - My First Conference!
Masters of OT or OT Doctorate? Which is right for you?
What is hippotherapy? First of all, hippo = HORSE! Not hippopotamus! (Therapeutic use of a hippopotamus would be quite interesting though) ["hippos" in Greek means "horse"] "The term hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement to … Continue reading What is Hippotherapy?