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Best of Occupational Therapy (10/14/2020)

This week, the best of occupational therapy includes: more amazing occupational therapy authors.

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


best of occupational therapy

When I put out the BOOT post featuring OT authors the other week, I had no idea there were so many amazing occupational therapy practitioners out there who had written books. Today, I’m going to feature a few more OT authors.

Live to Fly, Fly to Live

This book written by Sheri E. Roberts shares the story of an unlikely friendship between a girl and a royal albatross and their journey of discovery, connection, and recovery.

Self Care for the Healthcare Professional

Healthcare providers need to focus on their own self care in order to continue to do the work that they do. This book by Katie Tietz provides strategies to overcome burnout, imposter syndrome, incivility in the workplace, as well as many other things that we face on a daily basis.

The Telehealth OT

Over the past few months, telehealth has taken the world by storm and what better way to learn about teletherapy than from the queen of telehealth herself, Dr. Reina Olivera. This book is a guide for OT practitioners to teach them about telehealth.

Therapy in the Great Outdoors

Looking to start a nature-based pediatric practice but don’t know where to start? Look no further because Laura Park Figueroa details how to start one and also includes a bunch of nature-based activities to incorporate too.

Retro Baby & Retro Toddler

I picked up these books a few years ago and absolutely love them. The author Anne Zachary takes us back to the basics of child development, reminding us that we don’t need all the fancy gear, electronic toys, and educational videos in order for our children to learn and grow.


Feeling Stuck in a Rut of Boring Treatment Activities?

This week I released another Lyfer Community podcast episode sharing responses to this past month’s question of the month. And that question was: “What are you most outside the box treatment ideas when it comes to working with your clients. Well, the #communOT delivered! So if you’re looking for some inspiration and to get out of the rut of boring and mundane therapy activities, check out my latest episode for some creative inspiration.

I also announced the new question of the month. Check it out here and remember to get your voicemails in for this month’s question of the month. All you gotta do is call in and answer this- What are your favorite continuing education courses that you have taken and why? I will be sharing all the voicemails I get on an upcoming episode of the OT 4 Lyfe podcast.

We’ve got about one week left of the #steps4lyfe challenge. The goal is 5,000 steps a day totaling 35,000 steps a week. If you wanna join in, post a video on your Instagram story and tag me @ot.4.lyfe so we can hold each other accountable #accountabilOT. Check out my IG stories everyday to see all the steppers in action.

If you’re interested in starting an OT podcast or already have one and want to take it to the next level, I’m here to help. I am now offering podcast consulting services so if you’re interested in setting up a call, contact me here.

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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