92018Feb
New Podcast – Nutrition & Health: Feed Your Family Healthy

New Podcast – Nutrition & Health: Feed Your Family Healthy

Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L interviews Tina Gilberti, FDN, OTR/L for the Healing Connections Podcast – Episode 4: “Nutrition & Health – Feed Your Family Healthy: Improve Mood, Behavior, and Immune Function” Learn: Suggestions for families to eat well. How to make healthy food choices on the run. How to help transition diets for children and adults….

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192017Dec
Harmony and Disharmony in Health and Wellness

Harmony and Disharmony in Health and Wellness

By Michael Gagliano, OT/L, Reiki Master and Tai Chi Practitioner Isn’t it time to challenge our response to health, disease & healthcare? Our journey starts by re-framing disease and health into the concepts of Harmony and Disharmony. Let’s change our assumption on “how things are supposed to be.” The following are some thoughts for you…

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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 Your 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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302016Nov
New “Healing Connections” Podcast

New “Healing Connections” Podcast

Healing Connections Podcast – Episode 1 Healing Connections was created by Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L. The first episode was just recorded this November with her Fieldwork II student, Carisa Hillman. In Episode 1 we discuss how most of us are affected by negative stress with tips and suggestions on how to manage stress, induce the relaxation…

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262016Apr
Integrating Functional Medicine Health Coaching into OT Practice

Integrating Functional Medicine Health Coaching into OT Practice

Join us for the Holistic OT Conversation: “Integrating Functional Medicine Health Coaching into OT Practice” with Guest Speaker Patty Sherman Campbell MS, OTR/L, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central Time, May 10, 2016. Join the Conversation and Learn: * Explaining the Functional Medicine (FM) paradigm – synergy with OT * Using the FM paradigm – why…

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252016Apr
Holistic/Integrative Medicine in OT Can Improve “Occupations”

Holistic/Integrative Medicine in OT Can Improve “Occupations”

What are occupations? They are key areas that Occupational Therapists address and what gives the profession its distinct value.  Occupations are all of the activities of daily living a person engages in. It include a person’s work or career and all areas of a person’s life that ‘occupy’ their time, such as playing, engaging in meaningful…

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82016Apr
Learn about Reflexology Health Benefits on 4/9/16

Learn about Reflexology Health Benefits on 4/9/16

Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L will be interviewed on the health benefits of Reflexology by the very cool and spunky “Aging But Dangerous” community on Saturday, 4/9/16 at 9:30 a.m. CT on KLBB 1220 AM – you can stream it online anywhere for free! If you will not be able to listen to the live broadcast you can…

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312016Mar
Incorporating Mind-Body Concepts into Clinical OT Practice Webinar Series

Incorporating Mind-Body Concepts into Clinical OT Practice Webinar Series

Incorporating Mind-Body Concepts into Clinical OT Practice A Three-Part Webinar Series This 3 part live webinar series will consist of practical skills and training related to cutting edge, evidenced-based practices in the field of mind/body medicine.  Each 1 1/2 hour on line webinar will be offered as a participatory class where students can learn new…

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162016Mar
What is the Difference Between Pilates and Yoga Breathing?

What is the Difference Between Pilates and Yoga Breathing?

What is the Difference Between Pilates and Yoga breathing? By Naomi Aaronson and Ann Marie Turo As an Occupational Therapist, many patients come to me who are in pain and are suffering from a variety of issues including breast cancer, repetitive stress injuries, musculoskeletal problems, and back pain. I use both Yoga and Pilates in…

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302015Jun

OTs as Leaders in Prevention & Wellness

Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L recently wrote an article for ADVANCE Magazine for OT Practitioners on how OTs can be leaders in Prevention and Wellness. It was originally published on June 16, 2015. OTs as Leaders in Prevention & Wellness: Identifying Barriers and Helping patients Make Choices for Healthy Living.  Prevention and wellness have come to the…

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