• 3 Emerging Trends in OT Telehealth and Technology Image

    articleMar 15, 2019 | 10 min. read

    3 Emerging Trends in OT Telehealth and Technology

    If you’ve been to Ascend —or any business-related rehab therapy event—you’ve certainly heard this common complaint: “There are so many patients who would benefit from OT, PT, and SLP—but they aren't making it into our clinics.” To make matters worse, we therapy professionals aren't very good at retaining the patients who do come to see us. And, of the few patients who complete an entire course of therapy, many don’t comply with their home exercise programs (HEPs) …

  • 20 GIFs That Perfectly Describe What It’s Like to be an Occupational Therapist Image

    articleSep 12, 2018 | 3 min. read

    20 GIFs That Perfectly Describe What It’s Like to be an Occupational Therapist

    These 20 hilarious GIFs describe exactly what it’s like to be an occupational therapist (ups and downs included). 1. That moment when you finally get to treat patients without needing a cosign on your notes. Score! (Source: https://gph.is/1BNHr7A ) 2. Then, you’re on such a roll that you get a tad overzealous—and prescribe your patient nearly every exercise in the HEP program. (Source: https://gph.is/2ejEDHh ) 3. But, you know it was worth it when your patient meets …

  • Social Networking with Purpose: A Guide for OTs Image

    articleMar 10, 2017 | 4 min. read

    Social Networking with Purpose: A Guide for OTs

    1.86 billion Facebook users and myself agree: online networking platforms represent one of the best technological advances in recent years. If you aren’t leveraging the online sphere to grow your occupational therapy network, you may be missing out. However, we all know by now that the online world can be a rabbit hole of dead ends and misadventures. It is, therefore, critical to approach social networking with purpose.  Here are three steps to help you do just …

  • Getting the Value Conversation Right in Occupational Therapy Image

    articleApr 27, 2015 | 6 min. read

    Getting the Value Conversation Right in Occupational Therapy

    “Value” is a buzzword in health care right now. Unlike most buzzwords, though, this one isn’t buzzing off anytime soon. As value-based reimbursement models gain momentum in our country and our patients become more savvy customers, the value of your occupational therapy services may come into question. Proving your value may sound extremely daunting, but it doesn't have to be. You don’t need to speak to the value of the whole occupational therapy profession. You just need …

  • 5 OT Trends You Can Influence in 2015 Image

    articleFeb 4, 2015 | 4 min. read

    5 OT Trends You Can Influence in 2015

    When it comes to improving the value we bring to our clients, there’s no time like the present. These five trends will help our profession grow in 2015. These trends are in motion, but not etched in stone. To bring them to fruition in the OT world, we all have to make an effort. 1. Numbers We need to focus on objectively demonstrating the effectiveness of our care—not only in the interest of increasing reimbursements, but also …

  • Be Mentorable Image

    articleFeb 2, 2015 | 4 min. read

    Be Mentorable

    Right out of OT school, I spent a lot of energy worrying about who would be my mentor. Looking back, I should have put more energy into making myself mentorable. I left school convinced that to have a good career, I needed a good mentor. When the only other OT in my department left to spend more time with her family, I was devastated. I’ve since met other new grads with similar mentorship anxieties; some of them …

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