42017Dec
Harmony and Disharmony in Health and Wellness

Harmony and Disharmony in Health and Wellness

By Michael Gagliano, OT/L, Reiki Master and Tai Chi Practitioner Isn’t it time to challenge our response to health, disease & healthcare? Our journey starts by re-framing disease and health into the concepts of Harmony and Disharmony. Let’s change our assumption on “how things are supposed to be.” The following are some thoughts for you…

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172017Nov
How an Attitude of Gratitude Can Improve Your Life

How an Attitude of Gratitude Can Improve Your Life

By Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L What are You Grateful For? Taking a few moments each day or weekly to have an attitude of gratitude may improve your life. Research supports findings that there is an association with gratitude and an overall sense of well being. “Gratitude is the appreciation of what is valuable and meaningful to oneself…

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22017Nov
A New Paradigm to Get Us Back to Our Roots: Biotensegrity – Beyond Biomechanics and the Mind/Body Split

A New Paradigm to Get Us Back to Our Roots: Biotensegrity – Beyond Biomechanics and the Mind/Body Split

By Kelly Clancy, OTR/L, CHT “Biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of biological systems by means of the methods of mechanics.” (Herbert Hatze,1974 In biomechanics, the physical body is understood as ‘a machine made up of parts.’ The biomechanical model has been driving physical medicine since Aristotle, who saw in animals’ bodies mechanical…

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202017Oct
Wholism in Health Care

Wholism in Health Care

By Michael Gagliano, OT/L, Reiki Master and Tai Chi Practitioner Wholism – Uncovering Harmony It would be so simple if all disharmonies could be traced to just one root cause. This is actually the practice in the current allopathic “western” state of healthcare. Root causes are routinely discussed & researched, and if not found only…

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172017Oct
Please Provide Feedback to ACOTE for a Complementary and Integrative Health Standard

Please Provide Feedback to ACOTE for a Complementary and Integrative Health Standard

Occupational Therapists, Please provide feedback asking for Complementary Health Approaches and Integrative Health to be included in the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) standards by November 3, 2017. The standards for OT education are reviewed every 7 years, and we don’t want to wait that long for this to get adopted! Please take…

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252017Sep
Holistic Hand Therapy: Improve Your Silver Ring Fitting Skills

Holistic Hand Therapy: Improve Your Silver Ring Fitting Skills

New Class! Holistic Hand Therapy: Improve Your Silver Ring Fitting Skills Date: Saturday October 28th, 9:00am – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time Where: Holistic Orthopedics 911 N 145th St Seattle, WA 98133 CEUs: 8​Cost: $225​Instructor: Molly Allison, M.S., OTR/L, CHT, SMS Open to: OT’s, CHT’s, PT’s, LMP’s Course to include: Essential Oil treatment Mindfulness meditation for structural alignment of the…

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212017Sep
Holistic OT Research: CATs and CAPs

Holistic OT Research: CATs and CAPs

Complementary and Integrative Health in AOTA’s CATs and CAPs The American Occupational Therapy Association puts out lists of Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) and Critically Appraised Papers (CAPs) to support our profession’s mission to use evidence-based practice. Many of us in the Holistic OT community are witnessing a return to roots of holistic care, and these…

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82017Sep
Meet a HOT Community Practitioner: Barbara Hall

Meet a HOT Community Practitioner: Barbara Hall

HolisticOT.org is a community of occupational therapists that incorporate complementary and integrative healthcare into their practice. In our Meet a HOT (Holistic OT) Community Practitioner series, we learn about how our full members integrate mind, body, spirit medicine, prevention, and wellness into their practice. Join us as we learn more about this month’s featured practitioner. Meet Barbara Hall, COTA/L, RMT In addition to…

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302017Aug
New Yoga in Health Care Podcast

New Yoga in Health Care Podcast

Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L interviews Mandy Lubas, OTR/L, Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor about her experiences bringing yoga into health care and how it has helped her personally.  Learn about the full yoga philosophy that includes the 8 limbs, beyond only asana (yoga postures). Be inspired about how you can bring yoga into your life,…

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