162017Aug
Meet a HOT Community Practitioner: Kristine Giles

Meet a HOT Community Practitioner: Kristine Giles

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 Kristine Giles, OTR/L, RYT Kristine is a well-rounded,…

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292017Jul
OT Supports Inclusion and Nondiscrimination

OT Supports Inclusion and Nondiscrimination

The Holistic OT community embraces all of the unique abilities and gifts that each individual brings to the world. We support every person that makes up humanity—mind, body, and soul! “Nondiscrimination exists when we accept and treat all people equally. In doing so, we avoid differentiating between people because of biases or prejudices. We value…

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162017Jul
Meet a HOT Community Practitioner: Michelle Bonang

Meet a HOT Community Practitioner: Michelle Bonang

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 Michelle Bonang, OTR/L, RCYT Michelle Bonang is…

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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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