OT and Integrative Health: Holistic Care for Wellness and Prevention

Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L
Date: April 20, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT (7 a.m. – 2 p.m. PT / 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET)
Hours: 6 CEUs
Regular Price: $199  
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Course Description: Complementary and Integrative Health approaches may be used in occupational therapy practice to promote health, wellness, and prevention, and improve occupational performance. This course will give you an introduction to this area of growth in health care and researched approaches that can enhance your OT practice. Learn about Complementary and Integrative Health approaches such as yoga, meditation, and energy healing that can be used for self-care and in your OT practice. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify the role Complementary and Integrative Health can play in improving health, wellness, and prevention.
  2. Identify efficacy based research of Complementary and Integrative Health that supports the use in OT practice.
  3. Describe five Complementary and Integrative Health approaches that can enhance OT practice.
  4. Describe three ways to document OT interventions that include Complementary and Integrative Health.
  5. Understand how Complementary and Integrative Health health can improve rapport with clients, outcome, and overall patient satisfaction, and self-care for the OT practitioner. 

This course meets the NBCOT requirement as a Professional Development Activity. Participants will receive a certificate of completion that may be submitted to their professional board for professional development credits. A completed course evaluation is required to receive a certificate of completion. Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L, BCTMB, ARCB is a Holistic Occupational Therapist, who is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, an American Board Certified Reflexologist, and Intuitive Healer who specializes in integrative health, wellness and prevention. She graduated with her B.S. in occupational therapy and psychology from St. Catherine University in 1996. She is the founder and director of the Holistic OT Community that supports OTs interested in or practicing integrative health, wellness and prevention. She has a deep understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection having provided care as an OT and integrative health practitioner in the hospital setting, nursing homes, clinics, and private practice. She is trained in medical qigong energy healing, meditation, mindfulness, relaxation techniques, intuitive development and healing, guided imagery, massage therapy, acupressure, reflexology, aromatherapy, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, emotional freedom technique (EFT), and yoga. She has been studying and practicing holistic and integrative health for 20 years. She teaches continuing education and provides consultation to health care professionals about how to incorporate holistic and integrative health approaches into their practice and for self-care. She is in private practice serving children and adults in St. Paul, MN. Visit EmmyVadnais.com and HolisticOT.org.