202017Jun
Holistic OT Yoga and Meditation Retreat : : September 29 & 30

Holistic OT Yoga and Meditation Retreat : : September 29 & 30

Holistic OT Yoga & Meditation Retreat: Restoring Mind, Body & Soul for You and Your Clients Instructors: Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L, BCTMB, ARCB and Mandy Lubas, OTR/L, RYT, AWC September 29 & 30, 2017 Description of Retreat: Join Emmy and Mandy, in person or online video, for two days of immersing yourself in yoga and meditation to…

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132017Jun
Meet a HOT Practitioner: Cara Koscinski

Meet a HOT Practitioner: Cara Koscinski

HolisticOT.org is made up of 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 members integrate mind, body, spirit medicine, prevention, and wellness into their practice. Join us as we learn more about this Holistic OT practitioner! Meet Cara Koscinski,…

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312017May
American Bowen Academy Modules 1 & 2 in Minneapolis this August

American Bowen Academy Modules 1 & 2 in Minneapolis this August

American Bowen Academy Modules 1 & 2 August 10-13th Minneapolis, MN Faculty: American Bowen Academy Senior Instructor Nancy Pierson and Associate Instructor Michelle Patterson 32 contact hours of Continuing Education approved through American Occupational Therapy Association (Provider #7074) California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP15344) Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (Provider #PDP-BOW) National Certification Board…

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262017May
New AOTA Course: OT with Complementary Health Approaches and Integrative Health

New AOTA Course: OT with Complementary Health Approaches and Integrative Health

The American Occupational Therapy Association created a new course “Occupational Therapy with Complementary Health Approaches and Integrative Health” that is now available as an online webinar.  Go Here to take the course. Presenter: Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L, BCTMB, ARCB Earn .15 AOTA CEU (1.88 NBCOT PDU/1.5 contact hour) Course Description Complementary and Integrative Health approaches may…

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102017May
Holistic Summer Camp: An Intensive Mentorship Model for Sensory Integration

Holistic Summer Camp: An Intensive Mentorship Model for Sensory Integration

by Jaymie Merry, MS, OTR/L Camp Avanti is an intensive program for children ages 6 to 15 who have learning disabilities and/or sensory processing dysfunction provided in a camp setting. Developed by Patricia Wilbarger (M.Ed., OTR/L, FAOTA) in 1983, the Avanti model holistically blends occupational performance in a natural environment with sensory integrative (SI) intervention,…

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82017May
Meet a HOT Practitioner: Hima Dalal

Meet a HOT Practitioner: Hima Dalal

HolisticOT.org is comprised of a community of occupational therapists that incorporate complementary and integrative healthcare into their practice. In our Meet a HOT (Holistic OT) Practitioner series, we learn about how our members integrate mind, body, spirit medicine, prevention, and wellness into their practice. Join us as we learn more about this Holistic OT practitioner! Meet Hima Dalal, OTR/L Hima…

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242017Apr
How Myofascial Release Therapy Can Improve Occupational Performance

How Myofascial Release Therapy Can Improve Occupational Performance

By Rachel Gottesman, OTR In my seventeen years of practicing occupational therapy, I have seen the impact pain has on clients and their performance of day to day activities. While I have helped people using adaptive equipment, therapeutic exercises and activities, there are times when, despite my best efforts, pain continues to limit a client’s…

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312017Mar
Happy Birthday to the OT Profession!

Happy Birthday to the OT Profession!

The Occupational Therapy profession is officially 100 years young this year!  Happy Birthday to all of the occupational therapists who have and continue to provide services that support people to engage in meaningful activities of daily living – occupations.   The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration is underway this weekend. Join…

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102017Mar
What can aromatherapy do for your practice?

What can aromatherapy do for your practice?

While the concept of aromatherapy is familiar to many of us, do you know how to use it therapeutically in your practice? In 2015, Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L wrote an article Aromatherapy Can Enhance Health and Healing that explores aromatherapy from the perspective of an occupational therapist. Here are some benefits that she has found: Research studies…

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