4 Strategies to Remember as an OT

January 21st, 2015 by

Occupational Therapist with PatientGive clients an extra minute to figure it out themselves…

As occupational therapists, we’re used to problem-solving and providing real solutions for clients. When we know how to solve a problem, it’s natural to want to jump in and resolve it right away. Sometimes, our clients only need a little cueing and the right adaptations to succeed. [...] Read More

The Difference Between Rural and Urban Occupational Therapy

January 14th, 2015 by

Occupational TherapyWhether you’re relocating to the country or trying out the city for the first time as an OT, you’ll notice that the community type you work in completely affects the nature of your job. Everything from the pace, the type of clients you treat, and the lifestyle of your day-to-day work can largely depend on your geographical area. [...] Read More

Knowing Professional Boundaries as an Occupational Therapist

January 7th, 2015 by

professional boundaries for otWorking as a clinician comes with the advantages of connecting with people on a daily basis and directly impacting the lives of others. At times, maintaining a professional, neutral relationship can be challenged when you’re faced with uncomfortable requests. What should you do when these tricky scenarios present themselves? Keep the following in mind. [...] Read More

5 Tips to Overcome Traveling PT Challenges

December 31st, 2014 by

traveling pt challengesTraveling across the country as part of your career is a challenging but very fulfilling experience. Newbie healthcare travelers are especially enticed by the high income potential. For most veteran healthcare travelers, the flexibility and career opportunities keep them in this field. [...] Read More

PT/PTA Students: 5 Failproof Tips for Presenting Clinicals Inservice

December 24th, 2014 by

presenting clinicals inserviceOne of the dreadful things a PT/PTA student encounters during clinicals is to provide an inservice in the facility he or she rotates. As a clinical instructor, I have personally seen my students undergo this grueling task successfully and otherwise. The stress of speaking in front of accomplished professionals only adds to the burden of having to work in the real-world clinical setting. [...] Read More

4 Everyday Items That Can be Used for Therapy Equipment

December 17th, 2014 by

therapy rehab equipmentAs a therapist who travels from schools to homes to a clinic over a day, ingenuity is key. The act of lugging around therapy equipment in my bag leads to neck and shoulder strain and awkward and apologetic maneuvers through the subway crowds. Beyond the hassle of carrying a large load, therapy equipment can be very expensive and is not always covered under insurance. In cases when they are, a client may have to wait weeks to months to actually receive it, at which point the product may not be exactly what they need at their moment of the recovery process. [...] Read More

Dealing with Productivity Expectations vs. Quality Therapy

December 10th, 2014 by

<a href="http://blog.therapyjobs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/high-quality-speech-therapy viagra sofort kaufen.jpg”>high quality speech therapyIn a perfect world, quality and productivity would complement each other no matter what treatment setting we are in.  As speech therapists, we want to provide the best therapy we can.  Naturally thinking, “that’s productive, right?” [...] Read More

Fulfill Continuing Education Hours Using Free University Courses

December 3rd, 2014 by

<img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-2874" src="http://blog.therapyjobs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/continuing-education-for-therapists-ts-300×200.jpg" alt="continuing education for therapists" width="300" height="200" srcset="http://blog.therapyjobs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/continuing-education-for-therapists-ts-300×200.jpg 300w, http://blog viagra expresslieferung.therapyjobs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/continuing-education-for-therapists-ts.jpg 380w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />Every year, physical therapists and assistants need to fulfill continuing education hours to be able to renew their licenses. We usually get flyers, emails, mailers and subscriptions for available course topics. In this profession, we need to strive for advancement in our careers through continued learning. [...] Read More

What Kind of Education Do I Need to Become an Occupational Therapist?

November 26th, 2014 by

education for occupational therapistsHelping people live the independent lives they desire seems like a great way to help our aging population and the occupational therapy profession deals with just that. Occupational therapists are responsible for the rehabilitation of patients allowing them the opportunity to achieve their independence viagra 100mg ohne rezept. [...] Read More

Physical Therapy Trends

November 19th, 2014 by

physical therapy trendsThe demand for physical therapy services continues to rise with the aging baby boomers getting into the rehabilitation bandwagon. One unique attribute of the baby boomers is they are commonly leading active lifestyles and are well-informed about healthy choices and getting fit. [...] Read More