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It is so exciting to finally be done with my graduate program. I am officially Kristin Damitz, OTD. Next step passing the board exam and earning my OTR/L. This journey has been incredible and I'm forever thankful for those who have supported me, and my amazing mentor!! .
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#doctorofoccupationaltherapy #finallydone #doctoratedegree #occupationaltherapy #lovewhatyoudo #funinfunctional #finishedgradschool #lastpresentation #boardexam #letsdothis💪

What is occupational therapy to you? And how has that changed over the few months or years?⠀

Level 2 Fieldwork Mini Series - Part 5 of 6 - Week 9: Struggling to Balance Fieldwork with Life⠀
🎧Link In Bio🎧⠀

#OccupationalTherapy #OccupationalTherapist #OccupationalTherapyAssistant #OccupationalTherapyStudent #Podcast #HealthPodcast #MedicalPodcast #OTFieldWork #OT4Lyfe

• This is a theme for us at the moment (and always!) because this message deserves to be repeated again and again until it’s a universal understanding. It’s not enough to talk the talk about diversity and inclusion, we need to also walk the walk. We need to live it, believe it and demonstrate it each and every day in the way we conduct ourselves personally, as organisations and as communities .. because diversity is truly what adds depth, strength and value to our lives • #celebratediversity #inclusion #walkthewalk #diversity #strength #value #occupationaltherapy #physiotherapy #ookamikids

Activities of Daily Living! You cannot live without doing them. They are the things you and I do every single day. Whether you know they are called ADLs for short or not, you are doing them.
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When you have an #injury , illness or disease it can affect your life in traumatic ways (like having a #stroke or #traumaticbraininjury ) and it can affect it in minor, but still significant ways (like #arthritis #carpaltunnel or #backpain ). The affect these injuries have on our life changes the way we do everything. Lack of proper #ergonomics at work or at the #gym leads to worse body mechanics causing headaches, low back pain, kyphosis (“hunchback”) which then keeps you from having the strength, pain-free comfort and endurance to do grocery shopping, laundry, dishes, bathing, getting out of bed and eating limiting what you used to do and sending you down a painful path that is hard to recover from without the knowledge, training and support of friends, family, #therapists and #healthcare professionals.
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#OT, #PT and #SLP make up the holy trinity of #Rehabilitation. We all contribute to our patients differently. You may need all 3️⃣ for #rehab and you may only need 1️⃣. OT gets you back, as close as possible, to doing all the #adl and IADLs on slide 3 that you’re used to doing.
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Occupational Therapy treats patients for physical, cognitive and mental illnesses which includes managing all of the diagnoses and symptoms someone has from #sensoryprocessingdisorder to spastic quadriplegia to a sprained finger.
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If you have ever done an ADL please share this post and let your network know about Occupational Therapy. It’s time the world knows! ✊ 🙌 ✊#occupationaltherapy #physicaltherapy #speechtherapy #otr #getwoke #therapy

So, I resigned from my “dream job” this week.⠀

(deep breath) I know. Kind of crazy, right? 😬⠀

I always felt like following the traditional route was the “right” thing for me to do. But once I found myself standing right in the “job position of my dreams,” I would constantly dream about the impact I could make outside of the confines of the corporate structure. ⠀

So here it goes. Traditional OT ➡️ Lifestyle Design Coach (not trading in my OT hat though, rest assured 🙂).⠀

When it came time to make this decision, it didn’t feel like a choice. It felt like a CALLING.⠀

Some may call this naive or unrealistic. But I want to share with you two points of view that have completely shifted my perspective from one of FEAR & SCARCITY ➡️ PURPOSE & ABUNDANCE. And gave me the confidence & clarity to go after my vision to be the person I needed 6 years ago.⠀

Talking about these points on insta just simply won’t do it justice! Click the LINK IN BIO to snag the 2 takeaways, with a link to a video that brought me to tears months ago thinking about the impact I could make by following my heart & intuition. Maybe it’ll do just the same for you 🙌🏻

With over three years experience at ACM Healthcare, Josh manages the Occupational Therapy and Social Work divisions. Are you looking for your next move? Josh is the man to help! For any questions or to hear about current opportunities, contact Josh on 0416 940 717 or josh@acmhealthcare.com.au #helpingyouhelpothers

USING YOUR PATIENTS FAVORITE HOBBY AND SHOWING SKILL

This patient is very hard to motivate to come to therapy, however, is a high fall risk so really needs to come.

In order to improve participation and motivation I incorporated his favorite hobby into our treatment sessions, golf.

Golf is such a great activity to work on balance with and he loved doing it.

To show my skill with this activity I progressed it as appropriate starting on the floor then to a foam pad and then to balance discs (scroll to the right to see all of the pictures.) And remember performing the same activity every time with the same cues does not show skill and therefore is not reimbursable through Medicare. For a skilled documentation cheat sheet go to the link in our bio

#physicaltherapy #physicaltherapist #physicaltherapyassistant #getiatrics #oldnotweak #geriatricpt #geriatricphysicaltherapy #geriatricoccupationaltherapy #geriatricot #occupationaltherapy #occupationaltherapist #PT #OT #thenoteninjas #physicaltherapystudent ##physicaltherapistassistant #physicaltherapistlife #occupationaltherapists #occupationaltherapyassistant #occupationaltherapystudent #getpt1st #physicaltherapytreatment #dptstudent #dpt #physiotherapy #physiotherapist #physio #physiotherapie #physiolife #evidencebased

Uma atividade tão simplinha mas que chamou a atenção da criança, envolvendo-a em antecipar a vinda das bolinhas e alcançar para papocar. Foi divertido!!! #to #terapiaocupacional #occupationaltherapy #ot #bolinhadesabao #brincar #desenvolvimentoinfantil #atenção #tokids #kids #infancia

Yesterday when driving from per diem job I came across this. 😍😍I could have just kept driving, but I decided to pull over and take in the moment. Sometimes we get so caught up with life, social media etc... we forget to or don’t have the time to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. Want to thank God for that moment, a moment to reflect on the little things that can give love, happiness, gratitude and peace. #blessedsundays #godsart #love #therapylife #occupationaltherapy #dopemoments #donaldduckwhereyouat 🧐😆

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It’s back to reality a bit for Mr 10 today with a VERY IMPORTANT review with his Orthopaedic Team down at @westmeadkids
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Blair has come SO FAR in the last 6 months because of his INTENSIVE THERAPY PROGRAM at @napacenter
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He’s a completely different child than the little boy who was last seen by Dr Axt👦🏼♿️👉🏼🌟💪🏼🌟
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It will be SO interesting to see what his team have to say given the massive difference in Blair from this time last year!
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(Did I mention it’s our LAST HOSPITAL APPOINTMENT for the year too! Those parents with a child like Blair will totally get the excitement)
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#noordinarymumma @napacenter @westmeadkids @noordinarymumma #mr10 #superblair #cerebralpalsy #cerebralpalsyawareness #quadriplegic #orthopaedicreview #orthopaedic #westmeadchildrenshospital #xray #reallife #intensivetherapy #physiotherapy #occupationaltherapy #smashit #gains #nevergiveup #coolkids #specialneedsmom #anythingispossible #strong #brave #myhero #myinspiration #mumlife #momlife #mumsofinstagram #momsofinstagram

Got to participate in some #SoundHealing this morning. Research has linked music to a number of health benefits, from boosting #immunefunction and lowering #stresslevels to even improving health of premature babies. Even more healing when your best friend gets to experience some good (and much needed) #selfcare with you. 😘 Thank you @theyogarden !! #soundhealing #meditation #drumming #vibration #music #neuroscience #yoga #occupationaltherapy #supsir #powerofconnection #beluga

The past 2 weeks I've been learning a lot serving as a translator for this lovely occupational therapists that came from UTICA, New York. It was a blessing for me to get to know each one of you. #rehab #therapist #to #ot #pt #terapiaocupacional #occupationaltherapy

Finishing up the semester with these lovely ladies 😍😘🥰 now for 6 months of fieldwork #almostOTs #occupationaltherapy #happyholidays

Time to strengthen your child's core this January school Holidays with our CORE group!

Core Strength is important for so many aspects of child development. Join us for a range of fun activities that you can also practice at home to build a strong core for your child.

By building a strong core you are building a strong foundation for life!

Call us on (02) 4959 8920 to book!
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Excited to be able to make a shirt for such an exception Occupational Therapist! #cricut #cricutvinyl #cricutmade #cricutexploreair2 #crafting #occupationaltherapy #htvvinyl #heattransfervinyl

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