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Quantifying the Value of OT
November 23, 2016 1:59 PM by Jon Bassett
Research continues to support the value -- both in patient outcomes and healthcare costs -- of providing occupational therapy services to specific patient groups. An independent study published in September in Medical Care Research and Review found that Read More...
Healthcare Heroes
July 18, 2016 11:43 AM by Jon Bassett
As the world struggles to make sense of a seemingly endless onslaught of mass shootings and violent attacks at home and abroad, healthcare workers galvanize to save lives. "You can do drills, you can have manuals, but no hospital is ever ready for that," Read More...
Mixing Up Mental Health Care
July 6, 2016 9:45 AM by Katherine Bortz
Break out the mixer and get to kneading: Baking has been shown to ease mental health symptoms. Baking and mental health was considered a part of treatment plans after a 2004 study published by The British Journal of Occupational Therapy came to light. Read More...
Overcoming Toileting Fear in the Elderly
June 22, 2016 1:26 PM by Jon Bassett
Editor's Note: This blog was guest-authored by Mayte Lucia Gomez Sosa, MSOT, OTR/L, COTA/L, CLT Dehydration among our geriatric patients is a real and growing problem, and quite common in skilled nursing and acute rehabilitation centers. Many seniors Read More...
GoBabyGo! Provides Mobility for Young Children
May 23, 2016 1:30 PM by Katherine Bortz
A key component for any child’s development is play. For some, play can be difficult due to disability. That’s why Dr. Cole Galloway, a professor at the University of Delaware created GoBabyGo!, a fun and inventive way to get kids moving. “I have lots Read More...
CMS Scrutinizes Joint Replacement Outcomes
May 9, 2016 12:26 PM by Jon Bassett
Some would say it was a matter of inevitability. Others will hail its arrival as a much-needed shift away from pay-per-procedure and toward pay-for-quality. On April 1, 2016, CMS began the testing phase of its Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Read More...
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 Research for Sensory Processing Disorders
April 12, 2016 1:33 PM by Katherine Bortz
A new addition to the 2016 Annual AOTA Conference and Expo is the inclusion of scientific panels. In these sessions, research papers are presented on the multiple areas of expertise that OTs cover. Sarah Schoen, associate director of Research the STAR Read More...
Empowering the Profession
April 11, 2016 1:53 PM by Dillon Stickle
This blog post was written by Kate Bortz, editorial assistant at ADVANCE and the on-site correspondent for AOTA 2016. The AOTA Annual Conference and Expo officially kicked of on Thursday night with a welcome address from AOTA President Ginny Stoffel. Read More...
Farewell Address from AOTA President
April 9, 2016 11:17 AM by Katherine Bortz
CHICAGO -- Virginia (Ginny) Stoffel gave her Farewell Presidential Address on Friday afternoon at the 2016 Annual AOTA Conference and Expo. The theme of her address, “Coming Home to Family: Now is the Time!,” focused on how occupational therapy practitioners Read More...
Intimacy and Disabilities
April 8, 2016 11:51 AM by Dillon Stickle
This blog was written by Kate Bortz, editorial assistant at ADVANCE and the on-site correspondent for AOTA 2016. CHICAGO -- While occupational therapists deal with the many day-to-day functions of their patients, Kathryn Ellis, MOT, and Michelle Nordstrom, Read More...
AOTA Annual Conference Coming to Chicago
March 11, 2016 11:26 AM by Brian Ferrie
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has issued a press release announcing that an estimated 10,000 occupational therapy clinicians, educators, and students will gather in Chicago to attend the organization's 96 th Annual Conference & Read More...
The Frontiers of Discovery
February 17, 2016 1:52 PM by Jon Bassett
Rehab robotics is all over the news these days. In just the past few months, research labs across the globe have announced major engineering breakthroughs designed to assist those with movement impairments to recapture their independence. Scientists at Read More...
OT and PT Stand Out in 2016 ‘Best Jobs' Ranking
February 4, 2016 1:16 PM by Brian Ferrie
Every year, professionals, students and prospective students across the country eagerly await " The 100 Best Jobs " ranking published by U.S. News & World Report . The just-released 2016 list offers great reason for occupational and physical therapy Read More...
Hillary Clinton’s Autism Initiative
January 8, 2016 12:03 PM by Dillon Stickle
In her latest big move toward winning the primary elections, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced in Iowa this week her agenda to improve the lives of Americans with Autism. So far, no other presidential candidate has forthrightly spoken Read More...


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