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  • Blog Post: Documentary highlights OT program using surfing to help veterans with PTSD

    Many of us relax at the beach this time of year as an escape from our everyday stress. But what if your stress is as severe as the post-traumatic stress symptoms that approximately 1 in 3 combat-exposed military personnel currently experience? Research says that the ocean’s waves are even powerful...
  • Blog Post: When OT is left out of a news story

    As members of the occupational therapy community, we all LOVE mentions of OT in the media. Especially positive ones. Here are a few (hundred). But sometimes <sigh> OT is portrayed inaccurately. Or called physical therapy. Or even left out of the story entirely. The inaccuracies can be blood...
  • Blog Post: 92nd Annual Conference & Expo attracts media

    Here is a brief round-up of media coverage of AOTA’s 92nd Annual Conference & Expo in Indianapolis: • Former POW Jessica Lynch attracted some media attention at the plenary session on Saturday morning. WTHR-TV, NBC 13 in Indianapolis ran this story: http://www...
  • Blog Post: OT Month-inspired ‘OT in the News’

    OT Month-inspired ‘OT in the News’ Here’s a quick and simple way to promote your profession this OT Month. The following articles featuring occupational therapy are a sampling of those published within the last month. Read a few and share one of your favorites with your social media...
  • Blog Post: OT featured in Good Housekeeping article

    Good Housekeeping readers may notice a familiar name in the September 2012 issue. Nancy Baker, ScD, MPH, OTR/L, an associate professor of occupational therapy at the University of Pittsburgh, offers tips for combating pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Tips include sleeping with a brace...
  • Blog Post: OT in the News (January)

    January was a busy month for occupational therapy in the media! Here are just a few stories worth checking out that feature fellow OTs and members of AOTA: • On January 10, a story titled, Back from war, fear and danger fill driver’s seat , appeared in The New York Times. This story provides...
  • Blog Post: Using letters to the editor wisely

    We all know that letters to the editor are a great way to share a message in your own words about occupational therapy. Typically, newspapers require them to be short which makes creating one less daunting. However, linking the content of your letter to a current event can sometimes present a challenge...
  • Blog Post: OT in the News (February)

    Phew! February may have had just one extra day this year, but occupational therapy practitioners across the country have packed a lot into this shortest of months. Here are some highlights of media placements for this month: • The March 2012 edition of Woman’s Day magazine features a Q&A...
  • Blog Post: OT video coming to your waiting room

    See a familiar face on the TV in your doctor’s waiting room? You just might. Occupational therapist and accessibility consultant Carroll Fernstrom is featured in a discussion on “Home Safety and Fall Prevention for Older Adults” produced by Guiding Lights. The video was released...