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Author: Sarah Putt, MA, OTR/L

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OT 4 Lyfe looks to connect and inspire occupational therapy practitioners of all kinds.

Join us as we go in depth to explore the research, issues, and people that influence the lives of OT students, practitioners, and their clients.

Because for us, occupational therapy is more than just a job.
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Rachel and Sarah discuss: The hardest part/biggest challenge during OT school so farHer favorite part of OT schoolThe transition from in person to distance learning secondary to the pandemicNavigating the personal and professional stress during this timeAdvice for current or soon to be studentsQuestions for me as a fieldwork educator Resources:Rachel’s Previous Episodes:The Very First Steps in Becoming an OTBecoming an Occupational Therapist: Starting an OT Program Mind Your OT Business PodcastTips for OT & OTA StudentsTherapy Ed Study Guide Book
Talking Points:Question of the Month- What are your favorite continuing education courses that you have taken and why?Ushma @worldofot ~ Star InstituteAnnabeth Knight @thefannypacktherapist ~ Every Move CountsErin Jeffords @theotadvocateGlen Gillen’s Management of the Hemiplegic Upper ExtremityMary Warren’s vision coursesPhysical Agent Modalities Credential CoursesLSVTKate Tudor @OT_KateT ~ Acceptance and Commitment TherapyJessica @myfluffynestNeuro INFRAHOccupationaltherapy.comCandie Cintron @spunky_sightseer ~ Breathing with the MaestroMy most recommended CEUsFeedingSOS Approach to FeedingBeckman Oral Motor Protocol Handwriting Without Tears Hippotherapy Training CoursesPodcastsOT SchoolhouseGlass Half FullOT Potential Taking fieldwork studentsState, National, and International Conferences Lyfer of the MonthTwitter: @OT_KateTInstagram: @ot_katetPodcast Club: @OTPodcastClubNext question of the month: What are some of the best OT-related gifts that you have given or received?Answer here: ot4lyfe.com/questionofthemonthMentioned resources: Occupied Episode 36- The Occupation of Acceptance and Commitment TherapyArthritis Life Episode 5- Can You Live a Full Life With Pain?Connection Instagram postEpisode 7: From OT to Entrepreneur with Cami Culwell OT Podcast ClubAsk me a questionLeave me a voicemailTo subscribe to the podcast, click here
Takeaways:Self-care is ongoing It’s ok to ask for helpWe need more conversations self-care as healthcare practitionersJoin in the Discussion: Answer the Question of the MonthCatch the full episode: https://ot4lyfe.com/87
Nancy and Sarah discuss: Her work in a skilled nursing facilityBest advice from a resident that she has receivedHer role as an OT in a skilled nursing facility Navigating insurance Changes to her role because of the Covid-19 pandemicThe impact of the pandemic on her patients and herselfRecognizing the importance of self-care as a healthcare professional Connect with Nancy: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lovelyy_ot/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSescBWZXZcH2ITAteatHXA
Takeaways:Importance of addressing sexual health just as we address mental, physical and emotional healthRecognition of the lack of sexual health education within OT educationSexual health needs to be addressed across the lifespan Mentioned Resources:OT After Dark Podcast Join in the Discussion:Answer the Question of the MonthChime in your thoughts on the episodeCatch the full episode: https://ot4lyfe.com/84
Talking Points: The only way to get better at something is to research, learn, and practiceThe OT community is amazingPeople still do not know that OT podcasts existAccountability is everythingThere’s so much more to podcasting than just talking into a microphoneBeing a Lifelong LearnerEach listener takes away something different from each episodeAccessibility of podcastsI love podcasts and podcastingPodcasting has changed my lyfe Mentioned Resources: The Why of OT 4 LyfeThe Impact of OT in the Prison SettingSex, Love, and Occupational TherapyNavigating Life with Cancer-Related LymphedemaDiverse OT: Leadership and Advocacy for Minorities in HealthcareInclusion, Education, and All the Colors of the RainbowThinking and Learning from an Occupational Lens List of OT Podcasts30 Day Movement ChallengeJoin in the Discussion: Answer the Question of the Month
Dr. Sakshi Tickoo and Sarah discuss: How she became interested in mental health, sexuality, and OTOT in IndiaSexuality for all age groupsImportance of consentHer definition of sexual healthSex as an activity of daily living (ADL)Conditions and misdiagnosed conditionsOccupational therapy’s role in sexual healthConnect with Dr. Sakshi TickooEmail: sex.love.andot@gmail.comInstagram Link: https://www.instagram.com/sex.love.andot/Facebook Link: https://m.facebook.com/SexLoveAndOTWebsite URL: sexloveandot.comThe OT Shop: the-ot-shop.myshopify.com
Talking Points:Question of the Month- What’s your most outside the box treatment idea?Danielle Delorenzo @mornings.with.an.ot.momJayson Davies @otschoolhouseLauren Burns @burns_lauren_otEmily Deller @emilymarie_otErin_Jeffords @theotadvocateEmilia Dewi @the_lymph_therapistAlvin @ot.outside.the.boxMy outside the box treatment ideasQuestions from the OT 4 Lyfe community What do I wish my school would have taught me?How to handle working with difficult clients?Lyfer of the MonthInstagram: @emilymarie_otYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/emilymarieOTWebsite: https://m.facebook.com/emilymarieotNext question of the month: What are your favorite continuing education courses that you have taken and why?Answer here: ot4lyfe.com/questionofthemonthShout out to Alvin from @ot.outside.the.box for the artwork used in the title graphic. Mentioned resources: Ask me a questionDifficult client postLeave me a voicemail30 Day Movement ChallengeCommunOT Podcast Episodes68- Your Favorite OT Resources73- Tips and Tricks to Get and Stay Organized78- Advice For OT & OTA StudentsTo subscribe to the podcast, click here
Takeaways:Remembering that what we are doing is making an impact in the lives of our clientsEmotionality of practiceMentioned Resources: Episode 64: Positive Approach to Dementia Care with Jenna Mele Join in the Discussion: Answer the Question of the MonthChime in your thoughts on the episodeCatch the full episode: https://ot4lyfe.com/81
Effie and Sarah discuss:  The moment she found out about her son’s diagnosisCTNNB1 syndromeHow it presents in her sonHer experience in early interventionThe impact OT has had on her and her son’s lifeHer advice for OT practitioners working with families Memorable moments in OT so farHippotherapyParents trusting in therapistsReflections on OT from a parent perspectiveHer podcastResourcesCTNNB1 Facebook groupGlobal genesNational Organization of Rare Diseases (NORD)Connect with EffieWebsite: https://effieparks.com/Podcast: https://effieparks.com/podcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/onceuponagene.podcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/OnceUponAGene
Takeaways:Shouldn’t doesn’t mean you can’t. If you’re interested in it, do itUse what your client has and also understand their financial statusThe importance of having a mentorMentioned Resources: Episode 51 with Danielle Delorenzo: https://ot4lyfe.com/51/Episode 17 with Jennifer Ogawa on OT/PT Collaboration: https://ot4lyfe.com/17/Upcoming episode with Effie ParksJoin in the Discussion: Answer the Question of the MonthChime in your thoughts on the episodeCatch the full episode: https://ot4lyfe.com/79
Amirra and Sarah discuss:  What is early intervention?How can families be referredTypical assessments and frequency of evaluationsInformed Clinical OpinionIndividualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)Team Based ModelWhat a day in early intervention looks like (pre-covid)Coaching Model in EIWhat about all the driving?The skill of scheduling and autonomyGoing baglessPros and cons of working in EI as a new gradTips for new grads working (or wanting to work) in EIResourcesotplan.comPinterestConnect with AmirraWebsite: https://www.marvelousmirracles.com/Email: marvelousmirracles.ot@gmail.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/marvelousmirracles.ot/URL: www.marvelousmirracles.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/marvelousmirracles.ot
Advice for OT & OTA Students

Advice for OT & OTA Students

2020-09-0701:07:201

Talking Points:Question of the Month- What’s your best advice for current OT & OTA students?Alvin Pineda @ot.outside.the.boxRobyn @spill_the_otCandie Cintron @spunky_sightseerNicole Paneque @otwithmisspKarena Sabinski @whatabout_themamaAlexis Joelle @8alexisjoelleCurtis Lubic @cjlub924Debra Batistella @creativeconceptsot Emilia Dewi @the_lymph_therapistNancy @lovelly_ot Lyfer of the MonthInstagram: @jhenny_berry_otYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/jhennyberryWebsite: https://jhennyberry.com/Answers to questions from the communityThe 30 Day Movement ChallengeGot OT questions that you want answered, head on over to ot4lyfe.com/communityAnswer the question of the month and be eligible to win some OT 4 Lyfe swag: ot4lyfe.com/questionofthemonthTo subscribe to the podcast, click hereMentioned resources: Being a Lifelong Learner: https://ot4lyfe.com/77/The Very First Steps in Becoming an OT: https://ot4lyfe.com/13/Becoming an OT: Starting an OT Program: https://ot4lyfe.com/32/Should Every OT Practitioner Be a Fieldwork Educator? http://www.theotroundtable.com/05/Leave me a voicemail: ot4lyfe.com/voicemail
Takeaways:The importance of networking and always learningPaying attention to moving and your lymph systemKnowing our role as therapy practitionersMentioned Resources: @the_lymph_therapist #7dayselfcarechallengeThe Movement MaestroCan Movement Change the World: https://ot4lyfe.com/71@ot.4.lyfe #30daymovementchallengeCreating Confidence and an Occupation-Based Mindset: https://ot4lyfe.com/39Join in the Discussion: Answer the Question of the MonthChime in your thoughts on the episodeCatch the full episode: https://ot4lyfe.com/76
Emilia and Sarah discuss:  Why the lymphatic system is important to herLong term effects of lymphedema Overview of lymphatic systemGlymphatic system Importance of sleepLink between autoimmune system and lymphatic systemDr. Perry Nicholson- Lymph Mojo Body Aquarium Cancer related lymphedema Changes due to cancer related lymphedema Cancer and TraumaLymphedema and lifestyleRisk reduction practiceChange Readiness Theory Planting the seedAllowing choice after cancerJohn Barnes Myofascial ReleaseHer favorite manual therapy techniquesKinesio Taping for lymphedema management Cording Lipedema Connect with EmeliaEmail: emilia@thelymphtherapist.comInstagram: Http://www.instagram.com/the_lymph_therapistURL: Https://www.thelymphtherapist.com
Takeaways:Entrepreneurship is a journeyMindset is key The importance of making mistakes in businessMentioned Resources: The OT RoundtableMaestro on the MicThe PT Entrepreneur PodcastHow I Built This Mind Your OT BusinessJoin in the Discussion: Answer the Question of the MonthChime in your thoughts on the episodeCatch the full episode: https://ot4lyfe.com/74
Joseph and Sarah discuss: The why behind starting Friendly ShoesSafety and aesthetics of adaptive shoesThe deeper meaning behind shoesSneakerheadsWhy you can’t just go bigger to fit AFOs in showsThe OT brain in shoe developmentImportance of making mistakesTaking the first step to starting a businessWhy Friendly?Bringing occupational therapy to the forefrontCoupon Code for 25% off Friendly Shoes for Lyfers: OTRULESConnect with Joseph:Email: Joseph@friendlyshoes.comWebsite: www.friendlyshoes.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/befriendlyshoesFacebook: https://facebook.com/befriendlyshoesTwitter: https://twitter.com/befriendlyshoes
Question of the Month- How do you keep your OT brain and materials organized?Stephanie from @theorganizedotKhalilah Johnson from @theacademicdivaAnnabeth Knight from @thefannypacktherapistEmilia from @the_lymph_therapistLauren Burns from @burns_lauren_otNikki Lopez from @mypedsotAmy Thakkar from @littlemotorboxAmirra Johnson from @marvelousmirracles.otAdreanna BeaumontHillary from @original_therapy_resourcesSarah’s Recommendation: Osprey Cyber BackpackLyfer of the MonthThe 30 Day Movement ChallengeGot OT questions that you want answered, head on over to ot4lyfe.com/communityAnswer the question of the month and be eligible to win some OT 4 Lyfe swag: ot4lyfe.com/questionofthemonthTo subscribe to the podcast: click here
Takeaways:Power of social mediaInfluence of movement on all the body systemsWhy we need to fallMovement during the pandemicMentioned Resources: #ABCsofOT @shannenmarie_ot30 Day Movement Challenge @ot.4.lyfeJoin in the Discussion: Answer the Question of the MonthChime in your thoughts on the episodeCatch the full episode: https://ot4lyfe.com/71
Kim and Sarah discuss:  Influence of movement across the lifespanEffects of movement disruptionsOverview of vestibular systemDevelopment of the nervous systemWhy crawling is so importantMaking it fun is all that mattersFocusing on the underlying reflexes to address higher level skillsThe under appreciated systemIdentifying the issue and then taking a step backImportance of movement for geriatric populationDr. Harold Blomberg Rhythmic MovementsConnect with Kim:Kim’s Ted TalkEmail: kim.a.lowack@gmail.comWeb: https://www.theotway.net/Instagram Link: @the_ot_wayTwitter Link: @KimLowack
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Juan Carlos Hernandez

Jhenny! your YouTube channel was so helpful during my application process to OT programs. Thank you for the continuing encouragement, support, and keep up the good work!

Sep 15th
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