12019May
Relational Anatomy

Relational Anatomy

Why our understanding of anatomy is changing and how this impacts rehabilitation                                   By Kelly Clancy, OTR/L, CHT It is time for us to revisit the biomechanical model. To understand why it is time to move beyond what has become…

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302018May
Meet a HOT Community Practitioner: Jahara Jane Seitz

Meet a HOT Community Practitioner: Jahara Jane Seitz

HolisticOT.org is a community of occupational therapists that incorporate complementary and integrative health, wellness, and prevention 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 Jahara Jane Seitz, OTR/L,…

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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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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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