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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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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12016Nov
The Upper Extremity Fascia Network with Molly Allison and Tom Myers

The Upper Extremity Fascia Network with Molly Allison and Tom Myers

Tom Myers, author of “Anatomy Trains” & Molly Allison, Occupational Therapist and Hand Therapist come together to teach: The Upper Extremity Fascia Network: Shining New Light on Pathologies & Connections to the Entire Body December 2-5, 2016, 9am – 5pm Instructors: Tom Myers, renowned author of Anatomy Trains Molly Allison, M.S. OTR/L, CHT, SMS of Holistic…

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312016Mar
Bowenwork Module 1 Workshop

Bowenwork Module 1 Workshop

Bowenwork Module 1 Instructor: Kelly Clancy, OTR/L, CHT, LMP Date/Time: April 23-24, 2016 9am-6pm Description: You are invited to a series of workshops to learn the innovative system of muscle and connective tissue therapy developed by the late Tom Bowen, in Australia. Through a series of gentle and non-invasive soft tissue moves, Bowenwork® facilitates healing…

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182015Nov
Meet a HOT Practitioner: Ann Marie Turo

Meet a HOT Practitioner: Ann Marie Turo

Here at HolisticOT.org, we are thankful for our growing online community comprised of holistic practitioners who integrate mind, body, spirit medicine, prevention, and wellness into their holistic OT practice. Join us as we celebrate and feature a holistic occupational therapist in our directory so folks can become better acquainted with what Holistic OT is all about and how it can be helpful for…

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192015Apr

Simple Reflexology Video: A Treat for Your Feet

Reflexology is a wonderful holistic healing tool that feels good and has many health benefits. According to leaders in the reflexology community Barbara and Kevin Kunz, “reflexology is the physical act of applying pressure to the feet with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion, based on a system…

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62015Apr
5 Holistic Pain Relief Approaches

5 Holistic Pain Relief Approaches

Most of us have or will experience physical pain in our lives. For many, pain is an everyday or chronic experience, but does it need to be? For those looking for help that are natural and beyond or in conjunction with drugs or surgery, here are options. According to the National Institutes for Health: Pain…

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192014Mar

A Holistic OT Helps a Woman with Cancer Treatments

I recently had the honor and pleasure of helping a woman during her cancer treatments and one of the most difficult times of her life. She was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her medical treatment included surgeries for a lumpectomy, port placement, two rounds of chemotherapy, and radiation. I provided her with Intuitive Coaching, Spiritual Counseling,…

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282013Oct

Bowenwork: A New Concept in Pain Management

Greater understanding in the last ten years about the brain and pain has produced a plethora of data on the role of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in pain perception and the importance of creating a balance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems in pain perception and healing. As our society is dealing with the…

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