Jess and Natalie explore the anatomical changes that contribute to lymphedema, and talk with Certified Lymphedema Specialist Kaye Rubio about strategies for daily management of chronic lymphedema following breast cancer treatment.
Jess and Natalie talk with Nicole Habovick about the emerging science supporting infant-driven feeding protocols to be used in the NICU.
Jess and Natalie discuss the ways in which OT can intervene to make positive changes for individuals with diabetes.
This episode reviews the available training programs for job training and return-to-work training. The scope of options are addressed, including for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and acquired disabilities.
Inside the Episode In this bonus episode, Natalie and Jess review their AOTA experiences and highlights. Roger Smith (Eleanor Clark Slagle lecture) information: http://uwm.edu/healthsciences/directory/smith-roger/ Centennial history video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XwxFvP5zKA&t=9s
In this episode, Natalie and Jess talk with pediatric OT Amy Seymore about the range of sensory based and sensory integration treatments for children. They also discuss strategies to implement in a classroom to help children with sensory processing and modulation difficulties to remain focused and engaged.
In this episode, recent changes to documentation, billing and coding are discussed. Jess and Natalie interview guest speaker Sabrena McCarley, who helps explain the details of the updates and the purpose of the changes. She also provides tips for advocacy in the current state of uncertainty in the healthcare industry.
In this episode, Natalie and Jess talk with US Navy Seal veteran Rusty Noesner, who sustained multiple head injuries during his time in Afghanistan. Rusty talks about his therapy process, particularly the multiple benefits he discovered through art therapy. He also talks about his new nonprofit, War Paints.
This episode was inspired by the article "10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should be Banned for Children Under Age 12" which was published in the Huffington Post by a pediatric OT. Natalie and Jess review the evidence behind each argument and how as practitioners, we can better educate parents on safe and appropriate use of digital media.