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Yoga and Mindfulness in OT
April 13, 2016 8:39 AM by Katherine Bortz
"The Impact of Yoga on Activity Patterns of Individuals with Sedentary Occupations” was presented by Erin Phillips, OTD, OTR/L, CYT, and Calista Crouthamel MOTS, RYT, on Saturday morning. The short course was designed to help occupational therapists understand Read More...
New Home Health Bill Recognizes OT
December 23, 2015 4:55 PM by Brian Ferrie
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Bethesda, Md., has issued a press release revealing that on Dec. 8, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced the Medicare Home Heath Flexibility Act (S. 2364). This bill would Read More...
Baby Boomers and Joint Pain
October 16, 2015 3:36 PM by Dillon Stickle
This blog was written by Debra Karplus, author for the blog "When OTs Wear White Shoes." In the 1960s and ‘70s, a good number of baby boomers, post-war people born between the years 1946 and 1964, were rolling, lighting up, and passing around marijuana Read More...
The Neurocognitive Engagement Therapy (NET) Program
July 24, 2015 12:03 PM by Dillon Stickle
I recently took a trip to Allentown, Pa. to visit Phoebe Ministries, a non-profit, multi-facility organization specializing in health care, housing, and support services for seniors, and learn about a breakthrough program that will pave a more sufficient Read More...
Errorless Learning for Memory Impairment
August 25, 2014 3:17 PM by Danielle Bullen
Guest post written by Rachel Wynn, MS, CCC-SLP Let's start with a story that takes place in a SNF where I worked. The tight quarters of a small therapy gym and rehab wing, allowed for easy co-treating and observation of my fellow therapists' treatment, Read More...
Dec. 5-9 is Older Driver Safety Week
December 2, 2011 2:13 PM by Jill Glomstad
Keeping elderly drivers safe on the roads has been a growing area of practice for occupational therapists. To draw even greater attention to the issue, AOTA and AARP have teamed up to create a week-long awareness effort designed to educate the elderly, Read More...
Digging Deeper: Webinars
August 23, 2011 1:26 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
Have you particapted in one of our free webinars yet? What is a webinar you ask? Well, it's quite simple. Webinar is short for web-based seminar. It is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that you attend via your computer/laptop. And if you haven't Read More...
The Prevalence of Alzheimer's
April 29, 2011 4:07 PM by Jill Glomstad
The aging of the baby boom generation has been a looming topic in the backs of the minds of many health care policymakers, administrators and adult/geriatric practitioners for years now. But 2011 marks the start of those baby boomers turning 65 - more Read More...
OT Presents at National Forum on Older Drivers
November 19, 2010 5:50 PM by Jill Glomstad
Earlier this month the National Transportation Safety Board held a two-day public forum on “ Safety, Mobility and Aging ” in Washington, DC. The forum was open to the public and also available via video webcast on the NTSB website. Driver rehabilitation Read More...
Work and Memory Decline
October 15, 2010 6:57 PM by Jill Glomstad
There's something to the idea of "use it or lose it" when it comes to memory as we age, assert economic researchers in a paper in the latest edition of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. They analyzed data from the U.S. and Europe and found that the Read More...
Adult Brain Cells Can Adapt Post-Stroke
September 29, 2010 4:37 PM by Jill Glomstad
New evidence on brains affected by stroke shows that even adult brains exhibit neuroplasticity. An article in today's Science Daily details research at the University of South Carolina on adults who have suffered a stroke and subsequent communication Read More...
Check Out Our New Specialty Sites!
September 23, 2009 12:28 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
ADVANCE is pleased to introduce our new Specialty Spotlights on our Web site! On Sept. 1 we unveiled 9 new specialty sites which highlight many of the most popular practice areas and interests in occupational therapy. Each specialty site contains information Read More...


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