Here are the latest episodes.

OT and Parkinson's Disease Research Priorities

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This week’s podcast, looks at 10 priorities that have been set for future Parkinson’s Disease (PD) research.

Whether or not you work with PD patients, I encourage to check the article out, because we discuss some interesting points on how research agendas are set.

To discuss the article further, you can sign up for The OT Potential Club, your online occupational therapy journal club

Why Timing Matters for OT

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There is a growing body of research studying how timing impacts the quality of medical interventions.

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.

You'll be intrigued by the findings, and I am sure you will walk away eager to learn more about your facility's staffing processes!

To discuss the article further, you can sign up for The OT Potential Club, your online occupational therapy journal club

OT and Osteogenesis Imperfecta

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When patients with rare conditions come through our doors, it can be a little nerve-racking. We want to feel confident that we are giving them the OT interventions possible—and that means having a foundational knowledge and understanding of their diagnoses.

That's why I'm thankful to have spent time reviewing this week's article on osteogenesis imperfecta (OI).

To discuss the article further, you can sign up for The OT Potential Club, your online occupational therapy journal club.

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OT and CRPS

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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.

As the article itself states, OT's role is ESSENTIAL in providing treatment and functional recovery for these patients.

I hope this review makes you feel confident in the care you can provide to CRPS patients.

To discuss the article further, you can sign up for The OT Potential Club, your online occupational therapy journal club.

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OT and Cost Analysis

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This week's article is technically about analyzing the cost of different lumbar fusion techniques.

But, in actuality, it is about so much more than that.

At the end of the day, this article illuminates the problems of the fee-per-service and of the lack of transparency regarding healthcare costs. And, these are issues that we are facing in almost all OT settings.

Here's the article:  A perioperative cost analysis comparing single-level minimally invasive and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion 


OT and Biomarkers

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Is my OT care helping my patients?

That is one of the primary questions we all want answers to in our work. And, biomarkers represent a new frontier in helping us answer this question.

In this week's OT Potential Potential article review, we will look at how biomarkers can be used in stroke rehab and take a high-level look at this medical trend that we should all be following.

Here's the article we'll review: Connectivity measures are robust biomarkers of cortical function and plasticity after stroke.

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The Pillars of Parkinson's Rehab

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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

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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 usability test and two clinical experiments.

To discuss the article further, you can sign up for The OT Potential Club.

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OT and Autism Screening

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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.

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OT and Early Arthritis

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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.

To discuss the article further, you can sign up for The OT Potential Club.

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Pain, Virtual Reality and OT

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In the 12th episode of the OT Potential Podcast, we review the article Feasibility of articulated arm mounted oculus rift virtual reality goggles for adjunctive pain control during OT in pediatric burn patients. This is a great listen for any occupational therapy practitioners who are interested in pain management and/or rehab technology. 

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OT and Congenital CMV

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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? This is an important topic not only for NICU and pediatric OTs, but CMV infection is important for all practicing occupational therapy practitioners to have on their radar.

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The evidence behind the ALERT Program®

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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®.

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OT and Stroke: Best Practices for UE Rehab

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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.  The article gives direction on which interventions have the most robust research backing them up, and which interventions work best at various stages of stroke.

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OT and Cognitive Therapy in the ICU

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Our 8th episode of the OT Potential Podcast is perfect for anyone who is interested in OT in the ICU and cognitive therapy. 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" and talk about its implications for practice and the opportunities it presents.

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OT, Geriatric Oncology, and Phoenix history

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It this episode, I discuss the article "Geriatric assessment-guided care processes for older adults: A Delphi consensus of geriatric oncology experts" and the algorithm it puts forth fo oncologists to provide a geriatric assessment of their older cancer patients. I also share a little bit of OT history I've been investigating relating the Phoenix and the motto "beauty for ashes."

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OT, Autism, and Sensory Integration

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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 difficulties.

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OT Guidelines for Parkinson's

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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. We discuss the associated treatment guidelines for OT and Parkinson's.

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OT and an Interdisciplinary Approach to Breathlessness

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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. This is a great episode for OTs that work with clients during the advance stage of their diseases.

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Outpatient OT after Stroke

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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. The article reviewed article is Effect of a Task-Oriented Rehabilitation Program on Upper Extremity Recovery Following Motor Stroke: The ICARE Randomized Clinical Trial.

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OT, Stem Cells, and Stroke

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In the 2nd episode of the OT Potential Podcast, I discuss how influential OT articles are chosen for review and the journal article Stem Cells as an Emerging Paradigm in Stroke 3: Enhancing the Development of Clinical Trials.

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OT after the ICU

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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", which was published in JAMA in 2015.

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