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Why is a neutral posture so important when setting up a home workspace?

Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT

September 8, 2020

Why is a neutral posture so important when setting up a home workspace?   Read More


Self-care for OTs: What are some helpful tips to manage stress?

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

June 2, 2020

What are some helpful tips to manage stress?   Read More


Are there any quick mindfulness and self-care breathing exercises for healthcare professionals?

Nicole Steward, MSW, RYT

May 5, 2020

Are there any quick mindfulness and self-care breathing exercises for healthcare professionals?   Read More


Like a River; An Introduction to the Kawa (River) Model

Michael Iwama, PhD, MSc, BScOT, BSc

October 1, 2017

What year was the Kawa Model developed? Can you talk about the sampling and validation process for the model? Do I use art supplies to introduce this concept to clients or premade icons? Can the Kawa...   Read More

Re-spawn: Optimizing Therapeutic Potential Through the Healing Power of Video Games

Erik Johnson, MS, OT

June 1, 2017

Due to sensory over stimulation do you suggest any timeline on video gaming for someone one with concussive symptoms or headaches? Are they starting to use this type of technology more in skilled nurs...   Read More


Mental Health of Adolescents

William Lambert, MS, OTR/L

March 20, 2017

How do you start a private practice in mental health OT?   Read More

Yoga For Depression

Catherine McDowell, OTR/L, LMBT, E-RYT200/RYT500

January 30, 2017

Have you gone into skilled nursing facilities and done groups? Also, what about reimbursement? How do you bill for yoga?   Read More

The Impact of Mindfulness-Based Interventions on Pain, Mental Health, and Well-Being

Cindee Quake-Rapp, PhD, OTR/L

January 23, 2017

How would you prepare for an eight week training and what would you do? Also, how do you bill for these mindfulness services?   Read More

Occupational Therapy Program Delivery: Providing Varied, Enriched, and Effective Programs

Anne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA

December 12, 2016

When I ran groups it was often hard to motivate clients to attend. I love the idea of the talking stick. Do you ever use any other props to help with groups?   Read More

Occupational Therapy Program Development: An Overview of the Process and Structure

Anne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA

December 5, 2016

Can you give some examples of programs that could be developed in a skilled nursing facility? Also, what kind of assessments are in your toolbox?   Read More

How Do You Get a Person with Cancer to Exercise?

Andrea Branas, PT, MSE, MPT, CLT

September 28, 2015

How do you get a person with fatigue from cancer to exercise?   Read More


What is the Concept of Occupational Deprivation in Relation to Incarceration?

John White, PhD, OTR/L

June 12, 2015

What is the concept of occupational deprivation in relation to incarceration?   Read More

Do You Recommend Physical Activity in the Classroom?

Rondalyn V. Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

March 23, 2015

Do you recommend physical activity in the classroom?   Read More


What Are Some of the Benefits of Infant Massage?

Jennifer Pitonyak, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, CIMI

November 17, 2014

What are some of the benefits of infant massage?   Read More


What is the prevalence of depression among stroke survivors?

Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS

October 14, 2014

What is the prevalence of depression in people who have had a stroke?   Read More


Vascular depression

Cathy Lysack, Ph.D., OT(C)

September 22, 2014

What is vascular depression?   Read More


Behavioral activation as an intervention strategy with elderly clients with depression

Cathy Lysack, Ph.D., OT(C)

June 30, 2014

What is Behavioral Activation and how can I incorporate it into my OT intervention to help my elderly clients with depression?   Read More


Functional Implications of Homelessness

Christine Helfrich, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

March 10, 2014

What are the functional implications of homelessness?   Read More


Including Family in Treatment Sessions to Help Children with Self Regulation Skills

Lauren Foster, OTD, OTR/L

January 29, 2014

Do you include parents/caregivers into the treatment sessions when teaching children, who have experienced trauma, self regulation skills?   Read More


Best Assessment Tool for Client-Centered Goals in Recovery Based Mental Health

Sean Getty, MS, OTR/L

July 3, 2013

What assessment tool facilitates client-centered goals the best in recovery based mental health?   Read More