Unlocking the Potential of Occupational Therapy with Sarah Lyon


Episode Summary

In today’s society, there is a bunch of research coming out for healthcare professionals to utilize and help guide clinical practice. Nowadays the amount of research is doubling at an outstanding rate. But there continues to be many barriers, i.e. time, accessibility, and generalizing of research across populations, for practitioners in order to incorporate research into their daily roles.

Sarah Lyon, OTR/L joins the show to discuss her passion of evidenced-based practice and how she has developed the OT Potential Journal Club to help therapists stay up-to-date on the research and ultimately develop confidence and competence in order to provide the best clinical care to their clients. Sarah is a firm believer in the power of evidenced-based practice in order to promote our profession by not only allowing OTs to have a seat at the table, but to have them be leaders at the table.

Show Notes

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Uncorking Topics in Occupational Therapy with Miranda Rennie


Episode Summary

Being a lifelong learner is something that is constantly brought up within the profession of occupational therapy. From being a student in OT school, to becoming a new practitioner, to doing research to further the knowledge base for our profession, we are constantly learning new ideas, picking up new skills, and gaining a deeper understanding of how occupations influence health for us as practitioners and for our clients.

Miranda Rennie, OTR/L, joins me today to share her journey into the field of occupational therapy, her current work in an outpatient neuro setting and in teaching, as well as her passion for research and evidence-based practice. Miranda constantly strives to challenge herself to be the best therapist that she can be and once listening to the episode you will realize that she is one of the most driven people that you will ever meet. She is dedicated to research and learning in order to advance our profession and add to the knowledge base.

Miranda and I instantly connected because she too is an OT podcaster and host of OT Uncorked. Her show is all about sharing a glass of wine while uncorking hot topics in occupational therapy. To hear more from her, definitely check out her podcast and resource blog: http://otuncorked.com/

Show Notes

Sarah and Miranda discuss:

  • Her current OT role working in outpatient neuro and also teaching at a local university
  • How she first heard about occupational therapy
  • Transitioning from student to new practitioner
  • Tips for incorporating evidence into practice
  • Advocating for evidenced-based practice
  • Collaborating with others using evidence to advance the profession
  • A fun fact about Parkinson’s medication interactions
  • Starting a PhD program
  • Research as a practice area
  • Surrounding yourself with people that support and challenge you to pursue your dreams
  • OT Uncorked
  • OT Potential
  • The Rainbow OT

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