This week, the best of occupational therapy includes: accessibility advocacy, mindfulness via teletherapy, OT’s role in mental health, being minimal in therapy, transitions, and advice for OT & OTA students.
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I love scrolling Instagram to find activities, inspiration, and nuggets of wisdom from the OT community. So this week, I’m pulling out some of my favorite accounts from over on the the gram to share with you. Got some you’d recommend? Drop their handles in the comments below.
@theamplifiedot is a huge advocate for people with limb differences or who have experienced limb loss. This week she’s doing a special challenge all about promoting accessibility.
Thinking Outside the Box
@ot.outside.the.box is always coming up with OT ideas that are creative, fun, and like his name suggests outside the box. Check out a recent post of his where he does a mindfulness and grounding exercise via teletherapy.
OT in Mental Health
@thematureotstudents have been doing some amazing series detailing different areas that occupational therapy practitioners work in. This week they are covering occupational therapy’s role mental health.
Leave it to @thefannypacktherapist to throw it back and encourage us to be minimal in our therapy practices. Some people think you need all the bells and whistles and fancy equipment in order to be a good therapist. But most of the time, all you need is your therapy brain and whatever you can fit into a fannypack. Gotta love fannypacks!
@ot_mama_of_twins always keeps it real sharing about her OT and mom lyfe. She recently shared a post about taking advantage of transitions and it was pure gold.
Advice For Students
@dear.ot.student shares inspiration and #realtalk about what students need to hear. Boy do I wish this account existed when I was in school because it is an absolute game changer.
On The Move Again
I’ve now been in Seattle for over 3 weeks and we have moved from one part of the city to another. My hubby and I are trying to figure out where we want to live so we’re trying out different parts of the city. Can I just say that today I had a deer join me during my lunch and it was so cool. I can definitely get used to this.
Also, don’t forget to tune in to my IG Live with Kim Lowack on 7/30/2020 at 9:00am PST. The replay will be up on my IG profile afterwards so if you can’t make it, you can watch it later. You can also hear some of my reflections in the podcast episode I put out this week.
Goodbye planks, hello lunges! The #30dayplankchallenge is over and now we are lunging it out. The mission: 50 lunges (25 a side) for the next 30 days. To join in, post a video on your Instagram story, tag me @ot.4.lyfe, and use the #lunges4lyfe so we can hold each other accountable #accountabilOT. Check out my IG stories everyday to see all the lungers in action.
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