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  • Empowering the Profession

    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. This address, which consisted of updates from AOTA, achievements earned by practitioners ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on April 11, 2016
  • Intimacy and Disabilities

    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, MOT, from the Walter Reed National Medical Center noted an area that hadn't been fully ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on April 8, 2016
  • It Blew Her Mind

    A client recently took my advice and watched The Shadow Effect. It would be an understatement to say it impacted her. ­­­­­ She said, ''It blew my mind. This might sound strange, but I felt a shift in energy.'' It maes perfect sense, and here is why: the documentary includes many empowering metaphors, but my favorite is ...
    Posted to Energizing Healthcare (Weblog) on March 23, 2016
  • AOTA Annual Conference Coming to Chicago

    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 96th Annual Conference & Expo from April 7-10. The signature event presents an opportunity for OT professionals to ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on March 11, 2016
  • Health and Wellness Fairs

    On more than one occasion, I have been driving around town on a Saturday morning doing miscellaneous errands and felt compelled to stop to check out some local health and wellness fair. There are several of these fairs each year around here; it seems that various different groups sponsor the fairs, such as the Disability Expo that is held ...
    Posted to When OTs Wore White Shoes (Weblog) on March 3, 2016
  • Stroke and Short Term Memory

    Though more of a lark than a night owl, and seldom staying awake late enough to enjoy late night television, I remember in the early 1990s people were talking about one of the comical characters on NBC's popular show Saturday Night Live, Mr. Short Term Memory. On some online lists, Mr. Short Term Memory was considered one of the show's ...
    Posted to When OTs Wore White Shoes (Weblog) on February 8, 2016
  • OT and PT Stand Out in 2016 ‘Best Jobs' Ranking

    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 professionals to feel proud, and for students to feel optimistic about pursuing ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on February 4, 2016
  • Chair Yoga

    I've written a couple of other blogs here about yoga; one was a general article about the benefits of yoga for our patients and for ourselves, and the other blog was about my experience trying laughter yoga at a local park district event. My personal interest in yoga comes from the fact that I sometimes attend a variety of different kinds of yoga ...
    Posted to When OTs Wore White Shoes (Weblog) on February 1, 2016
  • Body Mechanics

    A friend of mine had a successful career as a dental hygienist but ultimately needed to ''retire'' much sooner than she would have wanted to due to carpal tunnel syndrome and other problems in her wrists and hands which she attributes to the required body position necessary to perform the tasks of a dental hygienist. She pursued a completely ...
    Posted to When OTs Wore White Shoes (Weblog) on January 26, 2016
  • Hillary Clinton’s Autism Initiative

    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 about the need for improvements to Autism services and research. ''We need more services; we ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on January 8, 2016
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