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Written by Dominic Lloyd-Randolfi, Published on April 26, 2018

I was lucky enough to interview Mandy Mack, who I met when she joined the clinical field team at MGH Institute of Health Professions while I was a student. Here's a bit about her:

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Topics:Careersinterviewnon-clinical careers

Written by Denae Asel-Templin MS, OTR/L, Published on April 24, 2018

Occupational therapists (OTs) use a wide variety of physical agent modalities (PAMs) in a wide variety of settings as a preparatory activity to functional intervention. As a new grad, if you work in a setting that utilizes PAMs you should understand:

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Topics:Clinicalheat modalitiesmodalitiesmodalitytips for new grads

Written by Shilah Todd, Published on April 19, 2018

We all learned intervention ideas in occupational therapy school. We heard all the research. But once you get into practice, being occupation-based is a little harder to achieve with productivity standards, patient diagnoses, and different settings we may be working in. I’ll be discussing how I’ve been able to achieve occupation-based practice with one population in an acute care setting in hopes that you can carry these ideas over into your own different areas of practice!

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Topics:Clinicalinterdisciplinaryoccupation-based therapypatientstotal hip replacementtotal knee replacement

Written by Nikolai Wedekind, Published on April 18, 2018

The national AOTA conference is in SLC this year, and I couldn't be more excited to share my city with my favorite profession. Some may label SLC as boring . . . like, “hey your night life isn’t that great,” or “there isn’t as much to do downtown as (NYC, LA, San Fran, Des Moines).” Yes, I know. But the thing is, it’s an outdoor state. It will blow your mind, especially if you’ve never had a chance to experience the great outdoors. Get outside if you can over the 4 days of AOTA — or stay longer!

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Topics:AOTAAOTA conferenceNew Grad Successsalt lake cityTemporary or Jokes

Written by Dominic Lloyd-Randolfi, Published on April 17, 2018

Almost all working occupational therapists should be expecting and receiving some sort of tax return this year. It’s tempting to spend it on tangible goods, but before spending it frivolously, remember this is money the Fed is returning to you. The money is not a gift — it was yours all along.

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Topics:Financefinancesmoneytax returntaxes

Written by Devin Diedrich, Published on April 12, 2018

With the ever-expanding world of technology, it’s only fitting that we assume robots will eventually attempt to take over our profession, right?

At only a 0.35% chance of becoming automated (Barber, 2017), OTs should remain gainfully employed in the years to come . . . as long as Boston Dynamics stays out of the therapy-robot world, that is. Robots are starting to make their presence in our OT world, but maybe not in the capacity that popular sci-fi would suggest.

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Topics:Clinicalhand therapyneuroplasticityroboticsstroke therapytechnology

Written by Jessica Broughton, Published on April 10, 2018

Congratulations, my friend: you have finished applying to occupational therapy school!

You shadowed for many hours, studied for the GRE, and conquered the OTCAS beast. You are now on to the next step of the process and are faced with the decision of what OT program to choose. Now, before you go ahead and send in that deposit for the first school that accepts you, take a moment to consider your options. Choosing an OT program is a major personal, professional, and financial life decision.

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Topics:applying to grad schoolchoosing a programGrad Schoollevel IIot schoolResearchundergrad OT

Written by Dominic Lloyd-Randolfi, Published on April 5, 2018

I was lucky enough to interview Rafael Salazar, a consulting OT in Georgia, Member of the State OT Board, and owner of Rehab U Practice Solutions. Here's a bit about him:

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Topics:Careersconsultinginterviewnon-clinical careersUEupper extremity

Written by Antonio Chirumbolo, Published on April 4, 2018

Finding your first occupational therapy job after graduating from occupational therapy school can be challenging. There are many hurdles to overcome and big decisions you’ll need to make when starting the search for your first job.

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Topics:applying to OT jobsCareersinterviewNBCOTNew Grad Successoccupational therapy cover letteroccupational therapy interviewoccupational therapy resumePRNpros and consstudyVideoswebinarsyoutubeyoutube live

Written by Kyla Salisbury, Published on April 3, 2018

In the clinic and school-based setting, each patient and child we see is different.

Individuals come to occupational therapy with a different set of experiences, perspectives, and even sensory systems functioning when compared to others. This is why I like occupational therapy.

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Topics:Clinicalpediatric occupational therapypediatricssensory systemstips for new grads

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