040 – Michelle Perryman Hijacks Occupied

Hijacked

A while ago I asked Michelle to come and be a guest on Occupied. As I had expected she agreed but then retorted, “I’m going to interview you”. We both laughed and that was that for a couple months while we tried to nail down an appropriate time. When we did find a time Michelle […]

039 – From Army OT to Adaptive Gaming

Adaptive Controls

The release of the adaptive XBox controller might have been something you saw cross your news feed a while back. You may even have thought “damn that’s awesome, I wonder how OT’s are going to use this”. What you may not have known is that an OT was heavily involved in its development! Erik Johnson […]

037 – An Occupational Analysis of Coffee

Coffee

“Coffee, a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds of berries from certain Coffea species.” I can guarantee you that many people reading this did not know that a coffee bean comes out of a cherry! Why? Because, for most of us, it’s not important to our engagement with it. Some of you may not even be aware that it […]

032 – The Rocket OT returns to Earth: Occupation in Action

Occupational Therapy

You may remember Simone from episode 2! She is the creator of the Regulation Rocket and an amazing occupation based pediatric OT. Simone has definitely been one of our most popular guests. She has just got back to Australia after spending a year traveling the world (pretty sure the last episode was recorded from Japan!). […]

029 – OT After Dark: Sex as an ADL

Occupational Therapist

SOME CONTENT IN THIS PODCAST MAY BE CONSIDERED EXPLICIT BY SOME PEOPLE. SEX AND INTIMACY TOPICS ARE DISCUSSED AND MAY INCLUDE SOME COLLOQUIAL TERMINOLOGIES. EXERCISE COMMON SENSE IF YOU ARE OFFENDED BY THESE OR RELATED TOPICS. I discovered the OT After Dark podcast only 4hrs after they released their first episode (Sex as an ADL). […]

027 – Occupational Observations of a Natural Disaster

I’d like to reflect on a natural disaster. At the beginning of February 2019 the city where I live was stuck under a monsoonal rain even for over a week. This event dumped over 1.6m (5ft) of water in 7 days. Townsville being a typically dry place was not designed or ready to drain and […]