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Written by Kyla Salisbury, Published on October 16, 2018

Stress is a physical or psychological factor that causes tension in the body. Anxiety is emotions or behaviors produced by perceived threat. Both are all too common symptoms of this fast paced, high expectation society in which we live. Common universal stressors in the United States today include money, family, work, health, traffic . . . the list goes on. Anxiety can be an intermittent feeling of nervousness or worry, or it can be a diagnosable disorder defined by a state of excessive uneasiness and/or apprehension. Historically, stress and anxiety were protective responses to promote survival. Too much stress and anxiety can actually have a negative impact on our health and bodies.

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Topics:anxietyClinicalmindfulnesspatient educationpatientsquality of life

Written by Kyla Salisbury, Published on May 8, 2018

In the therapy clinic, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can be a challenging and difficult chronic disease with a wide range of variable symptoms to treat. Within American Occupational Therapy Association’s Practice Framework, MS can impact several occupations including activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, work, leisure, sleep, and social participation depending on impairments.

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Topics:Clinicalearly interventionmultiple sclerosispatient educationquality of life

Written by Kyla Salisbury, Published on January 30, 2018

Mindfulness is the latest buzzword in health and wellness. You may have noted its increased appearance in blogs or newspapers, noticed a Mindful magazine at the grocery store checkout, or recalled your general practitioner mentioning it at your last health check-up. Mindfulness and occupational therapy can go hand in hand.

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Topics:appsbody scansClinicalmeditationmindfulnessquality of lifeyoga

Written by Matthew Alpert, OTR/L, Published on October 19, 2016

Since graduating and landing your first clinical position, it might be time to bring your resume up-to-date.

For those who have been successfully practicing as an occupational therapist, your resume might need updating for the all important promotion, internal interview, or a new position at a different facility.

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Topics:New Grad Successoccupational therapy resumequality of liferesume

Written by Matthew Alpert, OTR/L, Published on December 9, 2015

Now that you have graduated, it is time to write your resume to get your first occupational therapy job.

Occupational therapy school has provided you with all of the clinical skills and acumen to succeed; however, it has not provided you with the tools to obtain that first job, which includes the all important RESUME!

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Topics:Careersquality of liferesumetips for new gradstips for occupational therapy students

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