OT Potential Podcast | Occupational Therapy EBP

OT Potential Podcast | Occupational Therapy EBP

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This podcast is for occupational therapy practitioners and students looking to keep up with evidence based practice. Each week, we discuss one influential OT-related journal article.


Translating Evidence into your OT Practice
Dec 8 • 12 min
This week’s discussion is all about knowledge translation, and it will present a somewhat sad reality: we’re not exactly sure of the best ways to translate knowledge into practice.
OT vs. No Therapy— which is better?
Dec 1 • 12 min
There is a lot to learn from this article, which looks at OT vs no therapy for mild to moderate Parkinson’s Disease, and I think it might be one of the most important articles for us to take in this year.
OT, Exergaming, and MS
Nov 23 • 12 min
This particular article looks at exergaming for patients with MS, but it also brought up larger questions about the role of OT in exercise and habit formation—and, ultimately, in identity transformation.
OT and the CO-OP Approach
Nov 16 • 10 min
I believe that the future of occupational therapy will involve more intentional incorporation of learning strategies into our treatment sessions— that’s why I think it is very important that we all pay attention to the evidence that is piling up behind…
Extending OT’s Scope of Practice
Nov 9 • 9 min
This week’s article seems to lay the groundwork for arguing that instead of restricting OT, we should be seeking to expand the role of occupational therapy practitioners.
OT and Referral of Older Adults with Cancer
Nov 2 • 9 min
We absolutely must look into the broader challenge of connecting with patients who could potentially benefit from our services, and I hope this week’s article about referrals for older adults with cancer will serve as a conversation starter.
OT, Cognition, and Parkinson’s
Oct 27 • 11 min
This week, we are looking at promising research behind a cognitive rehabilitation program for Parkinson’s.
Early Mobilization in the ICU
Oct 20 • 11 min
This article subverted my expectations, to say the least. The researchers looked at the effects of early mobilization in the ICU, and their findings might surprise you, too.
OT and Food Selectivity
Oct 13 • 9 min
This week, we are looking at an article that explores the feasibility of a protocol designed to address food selectivity in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
OT and Ataxia
Oct 5 • 11 min
Hereditary ataxia is a rare condition, and you probably don’t see it on a regular basis, but there are some important takeaways from the discussion.
Cerebral Palsy and High Repetition UE Rehab
Sep 28 • 15 min
The article we look at this week is a great introduction to and robot-assisted therapy and massed practice—and, even though this is our first time looking at cerebral palsy, you will find that this article builds on previous discussions we’ve had on motor…
Conventional OT versus high tech approaches
Sep 22 • 10 min
Is virtual reality better than conventional OT in acute stroke? This weeks discussion contributes to an ongoing discussion about conventional versus high-tech OT.
OT and High-Repetition, Task-Specific Training
Sep 14 • 15 min
Are you familiar with high-repetition, task-specific OT interventions; I think all OTs should be watching the discussions around this treatment.
OT and Belonging
Sep 8 • 10 min
Have you ever felt like our understanding of occupation doesn’t fully capture what matters to people and motivates them?If so, you are not alone.In this week’s article, we find an argument that our current models of occupation are miss…
OT and Cortical Changes from Therapy
Aug 31 • 19 min
Research about biomarkers to assess the efficacy of occupational therapy has become a trend in the OT Potential Podcast.
OT and The PLAY Project
Aug 25 • 21 min
This week in the OT Potential Club, we look at a randomized control trial of the PLAY Project, which is an early-intervention program that treats young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
OT and Parkinson’s Disease Research Priorities
Aug 18 • 19 min
This week’s podcast, looks at 10 priorities that have been set for future Parkinson’s Disease (PD) research.
Why Timing Matters for OT
Aug 11 • 20 min
This week’s article examines how the time of day (and day of the week) that a patient is admitted to the hospital can impact the quality of care (including OT care) that he or she will receive.
OT and Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Aug 1 • 17 min
Occupational therapy has an important role to play in the care of patients with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and I hope this podcast helps you understand why.
OT and CRPS
Jul 28 • 20 min
This week on the OT Potential Podcast, we are looking at a very timely and important issue: OT’s role in pain management, specifically with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
OT and Cost Analysis
Jul 21 • 15 min
This article review illuminates the problems of the fee-per-service and of the lack of transparency regarding healthcare costs.
OT and Biomarkers
Jul 14 • 17 min
Is my OT care helping my patients? Biomarkers represent a new frontier in helping us answer this question.
The Pillars of Parkinson’s Rehab
Jul 7 • 24 min
If your caseload contains patients with Parkinson’s Disease, you’ll definitely want to listen in to this episode, which summarizes the article “Rehabilitation for Parkinson’s disease: Current outlook and future challenges.”
Virtual Reality, Stroke, and OT
Jun 30 • 15 min
In this episode of the OT Potential Podcast, we review the article A task-specific interactive game-based virtual reality rehabilitation system for patients with stroke: A …
OT and Autism Screening
Jun 22 • 12 min
In this episode of the OT Potential Podcast, we look at the article Screening for autism spectrum disorder in young children: US preventive services task force recommendation statement.
OT and Early Arthritis
Jun 16 • 14 min
In the 13th episode of the OT Potential Podcast, we look at the 2016 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of early arthritis.
Pain, Virtual Reality and OT
Jun 9 • 11 min
In the 12th episode of the OT Potential Podcast, we review the article
OT and Congenital CMV
Jun 2 • 10 min
The 11th episode of the OT Potential Podcast features a review of the article, Universal newborn screening for congenital CMV infection: What is the evidence of potential benefit?
The evidence behind the ALERT Program®
May 26 • 17 min
In the 10th Episode of the OT Potential Podcast, I teamed up with pediatric therapist, Katie Caspero, MS, OTR/L to discuss the journal article, A critical review of research on the ALERT Program®.
OT and Stroke: Best Practices for UE Rehab
May 18 • 14 min
In the 9th episode of the OT Potential Podcast, we review the article Rehabilitation of motor function after stroke: A multiple systematic review focused on techniques to stimulate upper extremity recovery.
OT and Cognitive Therapy in the ICU
May 12 • 12 min
In this episode we review the journal article “Feasibility and safety of early combined cognitive and physical therapy for critically ill medical and surgical patients: The Activity and Cognitive Therapy in ICU (ACT-ICU) trial.”
OT, Geriatric Oncology, and Phoenix history
May 5 • 13 min
It this episode, I discuss the article “Geriatric assessment-guided care processes for older adults: A Delphi consensus of geriatric oncology experts.”
OT, Autism, and Sensory Integration
Apr 28 • 11 min
In episode 6, we review our first pediatric OT article, “An intervention for sensory difficulties in children with autism: A randomized trial.” This is a great article for any OT practitioners that work with children with autism and sensory difficul…
OT Guidelines for Parkinson’s
Apr 21 • 10 min
In episode #5 of the OT Potential Podcast we give an overview Efficacy of occupational therapy for patients with Parkinson’s disease: A randomised controlled trial.
OT and an Interdisciplinary Approach to Breathlessness
Apr 14 • 7 min
In the fourth episode of the OT Potential Club, we discuss access to research along with a randomized control trial of an interdisciplinary approach to breathlessness.
Outpatient OT after Stroke
Apr 7 • 10 min
In episode three of the OT Potential Podcast, we review an article that looks at what kind and how much outpatient OT is most beneficial for stroke patients, who have UE impairment.
OT, Stem Cells, and Stroke
Mar 29 • 10 min
In this episode, I review the article, Stem Cells as an Emerging Paradigm in Stroke 3: Enhancing the Development of Clinical Trials.
OT after the ICU
Mar 22 • 12 min
In the first ever OT Potential Podcast, we review the journal article “Increased hospital-based physical rehabilitation and information provision after intensive care unit discharge: The RECOVER randomized clinical trial.”