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Best of Occupational Therapy (08/12/2020)

This week, the best of occupational therapy includes: occupational therapy Facebook Groups.

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.

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Is there anything that you think should be included in the BOOT? Email me and let me know.

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


best of occupational therapy

Alright, I am on a theme kick these past few weeks. I have already shared my favorite IG accounts and YouTube Channels, so this week let’s chat Facebook Groups. Find out below some of my faves, but if you got any you’d recommend, feel free to drop them in the comments below.

4OT

There are a ton of 4OT Facebook Groups and each group has their own focus, i.e. pediatrics, mental health, jobs, hands, mindfulness, women’s health, you name it ,there’s a 4OT group for that. Two of my faves are MH4OT (Mental health) and OT4OT (online technology).

OTpreneur

If you are an OT entrepreneur or looking to get into entrepreneurship, then the Occupational Therapy Entrepreneurs group is a must. Having support along the journey of entrepreneurship is definitely a must and this group is all about empowering and fostering OTpreneurs.

Peds

One of my fave groups that focuses on pediatric occupational therapy is the Pediatric Occupational Therapists group. I absolutely love all the creative ideas and support offered for those working within the pediatric realm.

Fieldwork Education

Sometimes being a fieldwork educator can feel like we are alone on an island. That’s why I was so happy to discover the OT Fieldwork Educators FB group and to be able to connect and learn from other FW educators across the nation.

Teletherapy

Many of us have been pushed into teletherapy over the past few months and let’s just say there has been a to learn. Fortunately, there’s a Telehealth OT Facebook group that is a wealth of knowledge on the subject.


The Housing Saga Continues

Seriously, houses in Seattle are flying off the shelves like hot cakes these days, some only being on the market for 3 days. It is crazy! We looked at a bunch of places over the weekend and some were gone even before we made it home. So if you got any good housing vibes, please send them my way.

On a good note though, Seattle has a TON of craft breweries and my hubby and I are making our way around to check out the beer scene up here. On Saturday we hit up Narrows Brewing. Verdict? Really good beer and an amazing location. We enjoyed our beverages out on the patio watching the the sunset over the harbor and watching fishermen bring in the day’s fresh catch. It was glorious (especially after a long, stressful day looking at houses).

On Monday, I released a new podcast episode where I interviewed Joseph DiFrancisco, MS, OT/L from Friendly Shoes. He shared amazing insight into his journey as an OT entrepreneur and how he is creating shoes for people of all abilities. Seriously, this guy is changing the world, one shoe at a time.

Don’t forget to chime in your answer to the “Question of the Month”- What’s your best advice for OT and OTA students? To answer, leave a comment in the community and also a voicemail so I can feature you in an upcoming podcast episode.

And we’re still going with the #30daylungechallenge. That’s 50 lunges (25 a side) for 30 days. If you wanna 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.

Got resources you want to share? Hit me up because I would love to feature them or have you as a guest blogger for “The BOOT”. Contact me here.

Cheers!

– Sarah

For us, OT is more than just a job!

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