Best of Occupational Therapy (02/03/2020)

This week: occupational therapy’s role in primary care, how a team of therapists saved a wedding, when less is more in therapy sessions, brewing up abilities and beer, and an OT video from Tallinn, Estonia.

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Here’s the Deal: This is where I bring you the best of the best from the field of OT.

Throughout the week, I’ll consume all sorts of wonderful occupational therapy related material, from podcast episodes, to blog posts, YouTube videos, journal articles, social media posts, you name it.  Then I’ll pick a few of my favorites and feature them here for you to enjoy.

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Let’s find out who gets “The BOOT” this week…


OT in Primary Care

Matt Brandenburg, the host of the The How To OT podcast, interviews Dr. Sherry Muir and explores the important and pivotal role that OT has in primary care.

Not Letting Cancer Get in the Way of a Wedding

A hugely uplifting story of how a team of therapists helped a father walk his daughter down the aisle. Trust me, you might want to grab a kleenex before reading this article.

Therapy is Not Always Linear

This past week, Michelle DeJesus (@Michelled_ot) went ahead and broke the internet with her Instagram post about this very topic. Chime in on the conversation.

Beer for a Cause

Brewability, a brewery in Englewood, CO, is making a point to provide gainful employment to folks with varying abilities. I can’t wait to toast a pint with these guys!

A Fun Video from Estonia

During my most recent trip, I had the honor to meet and talk with several students and faculty at Tallinn Health Care College. As a relatively new profession in Estonia, occupational therapists and students are working hard to make a difference in their country and put together a great video promoting occupational therapy’s role. Great job and keep up the good work Estonian OTs!!


Football and an OT Podcaster Friend

On Saturday, I had an absolute blast hanging out with Miranda from the OT Uncorked podcast. We spent the morning hiking along the cliffs to a lighthouse and the afternoon enjoying a beer at a new brewery in town.

Then yesterday, the San Fransisco Forty Niners battled the Kanas City Chiefs in the biggest football game of the year. While I am ecstatic that my boys from the bay made it to the Super Bowl, the result of game did not work out in my favor. But there is always next year!

Looking ahead, the AOTA 2020 conference is only 7 weeks away. I’ll be there, will you?

I hope you have an amazing week!

Cheers- Sarah

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