Adventures of starting as an Occupational therapist in a large rehab company

If you have followed along with my blog since I started it in 2020, you might already know that I am an occupational therapist who graduated in November 2019 (my first blog post ever talks a bit about me). My first clinical OT job was with a tiny private pediatric occupational therapy practice. The companyContinue reading “Adventures of starting as an Occupational therapist in a large rehab company”

Walking as a meaningful leisure occupation – OT Journal Club

This article is titled “Walking as a meaningful leisure occupation: the implications for occupational therapy” (Wensley & Slade, 2012), published in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy. This article falls into the category VI level of evidence as seen in the above table, which is based on the effectiveness rating system by Ackley, Swan, Ladwig,Continue reading “Walking as a meaningful leisure occupation – OT Journal Club”

How to start a blog as a self identified non writer

It’s been four months since I put together this website and started sharing my ideas here. I had just graduated from my masters degree and started a job as an independent contractor working with an Occupational therapy pediatric practice when COVID-19 shut down the world. As many people were experiencing, I went from being constantlyContinue reading “How to start a blog as a self identified non writer”

What skills do Occupational Therapists bring to your life?

If you have met an occupational therapist, chances are you experienced a small part of our scope of practice in the one context you met them in. Perhaps your elderly parent or grandparent was in the hospital after a surgery and their occupational therapist helped recommend some grab bars for their shower or a walkerContinue reading “What skills do Occupational Therapists bring to your life?”

Getting into an online yoga practice

This year has flipped a lot of our worlds upside down. Not only can we not see many of our friends any family due to COVID-19, but many of us our unemployed or underemployed, and many of our mental health strategies have been taken from us with various closures. Toronto, Peel and Ottawa region haveContinue reading “Getting into an online yoga practice”

How sourdough, plants, and my cats have helped my anxiety

Like many of us are, whether we realize it or not, I am a creature of routine. I thrive off of having a busy schedule where I have a place to be at least once a day, and I have always been like that. Looking back to high school, I was student council president, wasContinue reading “How sourdough, plants, and my cats have helped my anxiety”

Healthy ways to decompress and leave work worries at the office (or home office)

These days life looks different for everyone, and this might mean your work space is now in your home space. If you’re someone who is a chronic worker, always thinking about the next task, working unpaid overtime, or constantly stressed about your clients when you’re supposed to be cooking dinner and relaxing, learning how toContinue reading “Healthy ways to decompress and leave work worries at the office (or home office)”

Unwell – Diving into the oily waters of the Health and Wellness Industry in the new Netflix series

The global health and wellness industry is now worth trillions of dollars according to the Global Wellness Institute. The Health and Wellness industry includes all activities that promote physical and mental wellbeing; from healthy eating to personal care, yoga and fitness to meditation, spa retreats and wellness tourism. With any industry, there comes a mixContinue reading “Unwell – Diving into the oily waters of the Health and Wellness Industry in the new Netflix series”