052 – An OT Students Lived Experience of Chronic Pain

chronic pain

Taylah’s story and her insights are invaluable and I learned so much about the mindset, and the toll that pain can have on a person.

041 – How to Become an Entrepreneur in Private Practice

Diving into private practice? Want to be ab entrepreneur? Considering it but terrified? Let Laura ease your mind and inspire you to take the plunge!

026 – How and Why EVERY Occupational Therapist needs to Research with Dr Kitty & Dr Anna

Kitty (@truly_radical_) contacted me over Twitter some time ago and emphatically stated that she wanted to talk with me about research. She told me that herself and fellow OT, Anna (@aurbanowicz) had a huge passion for promoting research to Occupational Therapists. She wondered if I would like to talk about it with them on Occupied…. definitely! […]

025 – Mindfulness and Occupational Therapy with Leah Forman

Mindfulness Occupational Therapy

Leah Forman is a COTA and an OTD student whom I originally discovered from her Instagram. The very first post I saw was a photo of a pelvis and a comment about womens health, mindfulness and OT. This (strangely) caught my eye due to my good friend Melissa LaPointe and her business/interest/passion in the field.  […]

021 – In Depth on Diversity with Alondra Ammon

Diversity in Occupational Therapy

Alondra Ammon is an Occupational Therapist from California. She graduated with her masters in Occupational Therapy from Samuel Merritt University and is currently working as a school-based OT. Her passion is Diversity and the promotion of the profession! I first came across Alondra’s youtube channel and being a bit of a geek had a search around […]

020 – Is the Sex Disparity in Occupational Therapy all Bad?

Gender Sex Occupational Therapy

Today’s discussion stemmed from a number of observations of late. Seemed like too much of a coincidence that the topic came up multiple times in a very short space of time so I decided to put together my thoughts. I’m very aware that for some people this topic is quite sensitive. I do encourage you […]

019 – Occupation Based Practice with Dr Nicholson

Occupation Ellen Nicholson

Dr. Ellen Nicholson is the Head of Department at the Aukland University of Technology’s, Department of Occupational Science and Therapy and has had a vast and profound influence on my own career being the inspiration for Operation Occupation. We talked about everything from her journey into OT, the professions move back towards Occupation, and the […]

018 – Occupational Transition Periods

We’ve looked at values and how they may highlight a person’s occupational needs so the next logical progression is to have a look about what happens when someone changes the occupation that fills a need. That gap between occupations is a time that I feel OT’s can really have an incredible impact on peoples lives. […]

017 – Sarah Putt is an OT4LYFE pt2

We continue our chat about Sarah’s experiences overseas, what developed country OT’s could learn from these limited resource experiences, professional understanding of culture and OT’s use of diagnosis.   Sarah Putt is pediatric OT and fellow podcaster! She currently runs her own practice but has practiced in more countries than I was able to count […]

016 – Sarah Putt is an OT4LYFE pt1

Sarah Putt is pediatric OT and fellow podcaster! She currently runs her own practice but has practiced in more countries than I was able to count and has some amazing stories to go with it! As expected we discuss the amazing medium of podcasting and how OT’s can benefit and engage in it and she […]