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Kids + Backpacks: How to Pick, Pack, and Position for Injury Prevention

Written by the Continued staff

August 30, 2022

The experts at OccupationalTherapy.com offer tips for safely wearing a backpack to prevent injury.   Read More


Our Top Picks (and Yours!) for OT Blogs + Podcasts

Written by the Continued staff

August 23, 2022

The team at OccupationalTherapy.com has rounded up their favorite blogs and podcasts to stay apprised of the latest trends and current on the basics and best practices.   Read More


Wheelchair Seating Interventions

Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS

August 15, 2022

Occupational and physical therapists are often key members of the wheelchair seating evaluation team. Seating interventions, including pressure management, seated angles, and strategies to address com...   Read More

  


Occupational Therapy For Driving And Adaptive Equipment

Michelle Fisher, MOT, OTR/L, ATP, CDRS

August 11, 2022

The unique role of occupational therapy in driver rehabilitation as a complex IADL including common occupational therapy assessments related to driving and adaptive equipment options will be addressed...   Read More

 


Cerebral Palsy Review: Clinical Presentation, Evaluation, And Diagnosis

Patti Sharp, OTD, MS, OTR/L, BCP

August 10, 2022

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in children, affecting 1-4 out of every 1,000 live births around the world. Information on etiology, early warning signs, evaluation, and dia...   Read More

   


Treating Sleep Deficits In Individuals With Neurological Impairment Utilizing Occupation-Based Sleep Interventions

Yvonne Monti, OTD, OTR/L

August 8, 2022

The incidence of sleep deficits in the neurological population, as well as the secondary occupational deficits related to fatigue, will be discussed in this course. Occupation-based sleep assessment a...   Read More

   


Preventing Burnout With Self-Care

Written by the Continued staff

August 8, 2022

Telehealth was an emerging area of practice prior to the pandemic. And over the past two years, it has proven it is here to stay. There are many benefits. For example, telehealth increases access to s...   Read More


Expanding Ergonomic Concepts Across Areas Of Occupation

Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT

August 3, 2022

Applying ergonomic concepts to areas of occupation outside of the domain of work will be reviewed in this course. Rest and sleep, IADLs, education, and leisure participation will also be explored in o...   Read More

   


What’s Culture Got To Do With It? OT Practice With Pediatric Clients From Diverse Communities Podcast

Cristina Reyes Smith, OTD, OTR/L, Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L

July 27, 2022

The meaning in occupational engagement is rooted in the client's cultural heritage. Occupational therapy practitioners must be aware of and sensitive to any client's culture, but it is especially impo...   Read More

    


Occupational Therapy's Role In Opioid Recovery Podcast

Monica Robinson, OTD, MS, OT/L, BCMH, FAOTA, Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L

July 22, 2022

Opioid-use disorder is a national population health crisis affecting those of all ages. Understanding the demographic, socioeconomic, psychosocial, and substance use characteristics of different group...   Read More

   


Self-Care Management and Professional Burnout Reduction Strategies

Mira Rollins, OTR/L

July 19, 2022

While improving and advocating for the emotional and physical wellbeing of patients, health care workers frequently neglect their own. This presentation will give specific symptoms to identify profess...   Read More

 


Facilitating Client Emergency Preparedness

Amber L. Ward, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, ATP/SMS, FAOTA

July 14, 2022

This course will offer options, materials, information, and education about how to facilitate emergency preparedness in clients and caregivers and how to potentially help keep clients safer. We will d...   Read More

    


Aging and Vision: The Occupational Therapy Role

Subah Gupta, MHS, OTR/L, SCLV, CBIS

July 13, 2022

Commonly encountered visual deficits in the geriatric population will be discussed including screening and intervention techniques within Occupational Therapy Practice Framework.   Read More

    


Concussion And Pain: Exploring Treatment From An OT Perspective

Zara Dureno, MOT

June 27, 2022

The connection between concussions and pain, the types of pain most frequently seen in concussions, how the nervous system is involved, and best practices for occupational therapy treatment will be ex...   Read More

 


Understanding The Evidence For Therapeutic Extended Reality (XR) Podcast

Robert Ferguson, MHS, OTR/L, Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L

June 22, 2022

Evidence-based treatment strategies and techniques to provide an engaging, motivating, task-oriented, and salient experience providing the requisite use, repetition, and intensity of training for skil...   Read More

      


Ergonomic Mistakes You’re Making While Working at Home

Written by the Continued staff

June 1, 2022

Working from home has become increasingly common. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a sharp increase of remote work in many professions. Occupational therapy has a long history in work an...   Read More


Adolescent Eating Disorders and Occupational Therapy Podcast

Lindy L. Weaver, PhD, OTR/L, Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L

May 26, 2022

Common eating disorders that occur among adolescents, their functional impacts, and ways occupational therapy practitioners can support young people and their families experiencing eating disorders wi...   Read More

    


Fall Prevention And Social Determinants Of Health, Implications For Practice Podcast

Lisa Juckett, PhD, OTR/L, CHT, Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L

May 25, 2022

Social determinants of health and their impact on falls among older adults will be discussed in this course. Case illustrations from the home- and community-based service setting will be provided. Thi...   Read More

   


Educating Future Occupational Therapists Podcast

Erika Kemp, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L

May 25, 2022

An overview of the myriad ways practitioners can become involved in the education of future occupational therapists will be discussed in this podcast. The types of student rotations, responsibilities...   Read More

 


Guide to Bariatric Transfers and Manual Handling

Rina Pandya, PT, DPT, APTA (USA) HCPC (UK), MCSP (UK)

May 24, 2022

Different manual handling techniques, considerations, and safety for patient transfers for bariatric clients, clinicians, and caregivers are addressed in this course. This aids in staff retention, red...   Read More

   


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