Occupational Therapy


Rehabilitation Trends to Watch in 2017

This figures to be a consequential year in rehabilitation. What are the most significant story lines? Ringing in the New Year can mean major changes for the billions of people…


Movement-based Pediatric Therapy

Group learning activities leverage the brain-building advantages of physical play. Physical therapists are movement specialists, and in the school setting they not only help children navigate their school environment, they’re…


A Better Grip on Hand Therapy

Interrupting the damaging downward spiral of desensitization, weakness and pain As I described in my article “The Four Pillars of Hand Therapy” [ADVANCE, May 2016], sensation is an important consideration…


De-clutter Your Workspace!

OTs are notorious pack rats We are two weeks into the New Year. When the calendar rolls over, many people make resolutions. We all know the standard resolutions: lose weight,…


Occupational Therapists in Community Fitness

Capitalizing on the desire of senior citizens to stay healthy, safe and functional As the U.S. population is growing older, with 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, access to…

Practice Management

Expanding Your Practice in 2017

Make no mistake: The outpatient rehabilitation industry is at war. Things are happening in the rehabilitation industry that will change the face of it forever.…

Home Care

Physical Therapy for Seniors Living at Home

A new standard in environmental design Occupational therapists work closely with clients who may require an individualized, comprehensive home assessment to maximize their independence, safety…

Business & Policy

Elevating Therapeutic Rapport, Part 2

How OTs can improve social awareness, increase emotional intelligence and build stronger therapeutic connections Part 2 of a 2-part series. The opportunity for change and…

Senior Care