312019Mar
Yoga for Fall Prevention

Yoga for Fall Prevention

By Tauni Malmren, OT/S, Mandy Lubas, OTR/L, C-IAYT, AWP and Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L Falls are an important consideration when treating the older adult population because they are the leading cause of injury and death among older adults aged 65+ in the United States. In 2014 alone, there were 29 million falls where 37.5% of those…

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52019Mar
OT with Integrative Health at AOTA Conference 2019

OT with Integrative Health at AOTA Conference 2019

This year’s conference is in the beautiful city of New Orleans, Louisiana. As a part of the Holistic OT Community, we are excited to see complementary health and integrative health (CHAIH) offerings represented at this year’s AOTA Conference. Here is the round up! Pre-Conference Institutes and Seminars 6-hour sessions that will be presented on Wednesday,…

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222019Jan
Holistic OT, COTA or PT Job

Holistic OT, COTA or PT Job

Are you ready to shift your practice to encompass holistic treatments? Holistic Orthopedics is growing, and are looking for a stellar OT, PT, and/or COTA with a heart for getting their patients back to full function in Seattle, WA. Please send your resume to seattlewellness@me.com with “Position Available” in the subject line.

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292018Nov
How Healing Works with Dr. Wayne Jonas

How Healing Works with Dr. Wayne Jonas

How Healing Works Healing Connections Podcast Episode 9 – Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L interviews Dr. Wayne Jonas about “How Healing Works.” Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L interviews thought leaders and health care practitioners about integrative health, wellness, prevention, spirituality, and consciousness on the Healing Connections Podcast. Dr. Wayne Jonas is a practicing family physician, an expert in integrative…

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42018Apr
Happy OT Month 2018

Happy OT Month 2018

Happy OT Month! We’re celebrating with a new low full membership rate of $5/month or $60/year. Join Here  Occupational Therapy month is the time of year when we raise awareness about what it is OTs do and how an OT can help you. Please visit our blog, FAQ, Podcasts and other resources at HolisticOT.org. What…

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12018Mar
OT and Integrative Health: AOTA Conference 2018

OT and Integrative Health: AOTA Conference 2018

Are you going to the AOTA Conference in Salt Lake City, UT April 19 – 22, 2018?  We’ve compiled a list of OT and complementary and integrative health, wellness, and prevention presentations and workshops for you to attend.  Wed, April 18th, 12:00 PM – 6:30 PM Institute 029 – Healing Power of Reiki and Occupational…

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22018Feb
Do You Use Yoga in Your OT Clinical Practice?

Do You Use Yoga in Your OT Clinical Practice?

By Arlene Schmid, PhD, OTR Are you an occupational therapist who uses yoga with your clients? We want to hear from you! Our research team is surveying clinicians around the world who use yoga as a part of therapy or medical care. Please fill out the survey to tell us about your practice, including why…

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302017Dec
Top 10 Holistic OT Blog Posts 2017

Top 10 Holistic OT Blog Posts 2017

We’ve had another amazing year learning, sharing, and growing Occupational Therapy with Complementary and Integrative Health, Wellness, and Prevention! Thank you to every practitioner who is expanding in these much needed areas, those practicing self care, and receiving the benefits of these approaches. After all, 75% of chronic health care conditions can be prevented with…

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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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