OT Potential Podcast | Occupational Therapy EBP
Summary: This podcast is for occupational therapy practitioners and students looking to keep up with evidence based practice. Each week, we discuss one influential OT-related journal article.
This week, the podcast tackles a topic that can be confusing: sensory processing interventions for kids with autism.We look at a systematic review that tries to categorize different types of these interventions, then examine the evidence around each...
I’m sure most of us have experienced aspects of healthcare delivery that seem, shall we say, less than ideal. Maybe you’ve found yourself wondering just how, on earth, we managed to get where we are. How can our sophisticated healthcare systems,...
I was reaching the end of this week’s article when my eyes suddenly flooded with tears.That’s because I encountered something we had not yet seen in the OT Potential Podcast: strengths-based recommendations. And I don't mean strength training. I mean fo...
This week's article provides a helpful overview of what we know (and don't know) about MELAS Syndrome, as well as considerations for our OT care.
This week's article explores chronic low back pain (LBP) and the biopsychosocial approach.
This week's discussion on a specific soft neurological sign in ADHD gives you a window into where the research is at with soft neurological signs—as well as their potential future clinical applications.
The incidence of dementia is skyrocketing, and I believe OTs have a vital role to play in caring for these patients.
This week's discussion is all about knowledge translation, and it will present a somewhat sad reality: we're not exactly sure of the best ways to translate knowledge into practice.
There is a lot to learn from this article, which looks at OT vs no therapy for mild to moderate Parkinson's Disease, and I think it might be one of the most important articles for us to take in this year.
This particular article looks at exergaming for patients with MS, but it also brought up larger questions about the role of OT in exercise and habit formation—and, ultimately, in identity transformation.
I believe that the future of occupational therapy will involve more intentional incorporation of learning strategies into our treatment sessions— that's why I think it is very important that we all pay attention to the evidence that is piling up behind the CO-OP Approach.
This week's article seems to lay the groundwork for arguing that instead of restricting OT, we should be seeking to expand the role of occupational therapy practitioners.
We absolutely must look into the broader challenge of connecting with patients who could potentially benefit from our services, and I hope this week's article about referrals for older adults with cancer will serve as a conversation starter.
This week, we are looking at promising research behind a cognitive rehabilitation program for Parkinson's.
This article subverted my expectations, to say the least. The researchers looked at the effects of early mobilization in the ICU, and their findings might surprise you, too.