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Best of Occupational Therapy (06/10/2020)

This week, the best of occupational therapy includes: Diversity in occupational therapy, how to be an ally, and a doctor’s perspective on disparities in health care.

Curious What “The BOOT” is?

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

I’ll consume all sorts of wonderful occupational therapy content. This includes podcast episodes, blog posts, videos, journal articles, social media posts, you name it.  Then, I’ll pick my favorites for you to enjoy.

Moreover, if you want to get all of this amazing OT content sent right to your inbox, make sure to sign up here.

Is there anything that you think should be included in the BOOT? Email me and let me know: sarah@ot4lyfe.com.

More importantly, let’s find out who gets “The BOOT” this week…

best of occupational therapy

I’ve Been Listening

This past week has been difficult for all of us. I took time away. I did a lot of thinking, a lot of reflecting, and a lot of listening. And in true #podcastjunkie form I turned to podcasts to hear thoughts from others during this time. Here are 3 podcasts that I listened to over the past week that I wanted to share with you. If you have any episodes you think should be added, add them in the comments below.

Diversity and OT

OT and Chill shared thoughts and feelings from Black occupational therapists and opened up the discussion about the importance of increasing diversity within the occupational therapy profession.

Want To Be an Ally?

Maestro on the Mic brought on Dr. Jennifer Hutton (both physical therapists) to talk about the work that needs to be done in order to be an ally and why we need to “get comfortable with being uncomfortable”.

A powerful message from Dr. Nii Darko about his reflections and thoughts about the current state of the world and disparities in health care.

A Message From OT 4 Lyfe

I posted my thoughts and views on social media the other day. In case, you don’t follow me, here’s what I said.

connection + inspiration

These words mean so much to me. So much so that they are the very framework that the mission of OT 4 Lyfe is based upon them.  

Being someone who has always struggled to find and use her voice, I knew I wanted to provide a place for others to share their voices. The voices of our wonderful occupational therapy community.  

Whether you are an OT or OTA student (even pre-OT students) or seasoned practitioner. Whether you are an expert speaker or someone who has never spoken up before.  The voices of our community are what matter.

OT 4 Lyfe’s mission is to inspire OT practitioners through connection and collaboration to develop leaders within our profession. To bring awareness to topics within our field.  To promote equity, inclusion, and diversity for the advancement of occupational therapy as a whole.

I have been quiet this past week, but that does not mean that I haven’t been doing the work. I have been reflecting, thinking, learning, and most importantly listening. I have had a million and one things to say, but haven’t found the right way to say it. 

I don’t know if this is the right way to say it. But I’m done being quiet. 

Black voices matter.  Black lives matter. I wholeheartedly stand behind that and I believe that their voices, their stories, and their experiences need to be heard. 

My mission is to connect and inspire occupational therapy practitioners and Black voices play a huge role in that.

Do you have questions or comments or just wanna say “Hi!”? Wanna suggest something for the best of occupational therapy? Reach out to me! I would love to hear from you:


– Sarah

For us, OT is more than just a job!

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2 Responses

  1. Thank you Sarah – looking forward to listening to these podcasts; I haven’t come across them yet. BLM.

    1. Three great shows and three amazing episodes! Would love to know your thoughts once you listen. If you ever need any more podcast recommendations, just let me know. And if you are looking for any specific topics. Thanks for commenting.

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