Here are the latest episodes.

Chronic Pain in College Students with Taylor Yenko

Listen to Chronic Pain in College Students with Taylor YenkoI interviewed Taylor Yenko, a recently graduated OT, about her research project. She and her team conducted a community-based group to address chronic back pain in college students. She shares about the research process, and what they found.

BONUS Resource: Guided Mindfulness Meditation with Rochelle Mclaughlin

Listen to BONUS Resource: Guided Mindfulness Meditation with Rochelle MclaughlinEnjoy this bonus resource, facilitated by Rochelle Mclaughlin, my guest co-host on episode 18 of OT Uncorked. We hope you use this guided meditation as a resource whenever you need to reset and recenter.

Mindfulness-Based Healthcare with Rochelle Mclaughlin

Listen to Mindfulness-Based Healthcare with Rochelle MclaughlinIn this episode, you’ll hear my interview about living mindfully as a healthcare professional with Rochelle Mclaughlin, the founder of Ways of the Rising Woman, and a celebrated teacher, life coach, and inspirational speaker. Plus, this episode comes with some awesome bonus content to help get us on the path toward more mindful living, so keep listening to the end to find out more!

Graphic Novels, Health Literacy, & Intercultural Collaboration with Julie Thiel & Julia Norkitis

Listen to Graphic Novels, Health Literacy, & Intercultural Collaboration with Julie Thiel & Julia NorkitisIn this episode, I talked with Julie and Julia, two newly registered OTs. Their research project aimed to improve health literacy among mothers of children with disabilities in Morocco through graphic novels. We uncorked the value of this medium and considerations when creating health resources. Keep listening after the interview to find out about a new resource for new grad OTs and an announcement about a new collaboration that OT uncorked is part of!

Cultural Fluidity with Sarah Putt

Listen to Cultural Fluidity with Sarah PuttSarah Putt, MA, OTR/L and I uncork the topic of cultural fluidity. While we don't claim to be experts on culture and its influence on practice, we have both experienced first hand the positive outcomes of partnering with clients and fellow practitioners who identify differently than us, and we are continuing to grow in our own cultural fluidity. We explore some of the challenges and beauty of collaborating with people when there isn’t a shared culture or language. We welcome your feedback and input into what we hope is an ongoing conversation!

OT in the Jail System with Caitlin Clark

Listen to OT in the Jail System with Caitlin ClarkCaitlin Clark is a soon-to-be OT who went into a county jail to complete her graduate capstone project. This episode explored her process for identifying the needs of incarcerated women and implementing programs to support wellness and their transition back to the community. OT has an important role in the criminal justice system, but few OTs work in this area.

Moving Through Life with Kathleen Davidson

Listen to Moving Through Life with Kathleen DavidsonI interviewed Kathleen Davidson, an OT student whose background is in professional dance performance and choreography. She talks about her love of movement, which is a common thread throughout her life, and how it has served her mind, body, and soul.

February Growth Goals

Listen to February Growth GoalsI introduce the reflective process I have used for the past 4 years for creating opportunities for growth for a new year

Culture-Transforming Occupation-Based Practice with Becky Piazza

Listen to Culture-Transforming Occupation-Based Practice with Becky PiazzaBecky brings 18 years of clinical experience, including time as a clinical coordinator and academic fieldwork advisor. She and her team transformed the culture of their workplace and demonstrate the distinct value of OT

Collaborating with non-Health Professionals

Listen to Collaborating with non-Health ProfessionalsAmanda Jozkowski, a pediatric occupational therapist, saw a need among young children with SMA and their families for technology that facilitates communication and engagement. She had an idea for an important product, and took the next step of assembling a diverse team of specialists to approach the design and implementation from a holistic perspective. In this episode, Amanda shares the triumphs and trials of working with an inter-professional team, and how their collaboration has led to the creation of YCAT, which is increasing engagement for children with SMA

Passion Meets Paycheck: Pediatric Outpatient with The Devoted OT

Listen to Passion Meets Paycheck: Pediatric Outpatient with The Devoted OTIn this episode, we talk with Amanda Wiles, a pediatric therapist and blogger who offers advice you can apply TODAY to your job search and interview processes. You’ll hear more about her blog, Devoted OT, and ways to access more of her helpful tips and tricks to navigating the confusing post-graduation life.

Passion Meets Paycheck: Travel Therapy with The Rainbow OT

Listen to Passion Meets Paycheck: Travel Therapy with The Rainbow OTThis episode features Devlynn Neu, aka The Rainbow OT (@therainbowOT), a travel therapist, blogger, and LGBTQIA+ advocate. We talk about his experience applying for and working as a travel OT, as well as his advocacy efforts.

Passion Meets Paycheck: 1 OT, 3 Jobs with Colette Chapp

Listen to Passion Meets Paycheck: 1 OT, 3 Jobs with Colette ChappIn the first episode of the Paycheck Meets Passion miniseries, we interview Colette Chapp, an occupational therapist based in Michigan who kicked off her OT career with three different jobs. She shares about her job search process and gives helpful tips for people applying for a job as an OT or OTA!

Passion Meets Paycheck

Listen to Passion Meets PaycheckOT Uncorked is launching a mini series called Passion Meets Paycheck, and it’s about finding the right OT job for you! Hit subscribe and follow us on social media @OTuncorked

Starting a Nonprofit with Dominique Keogh of Just Adapt

Listen to Starting a Nonprofit with Dominique Keogh of Just AdaptIn this episode, I talked with Dominique Keogh, founder of Just Adapt, a nonprofit start-up that is promoting justice by connecting people with the equipment they need. Dominique shares some of the wisdom she has gained through the process of starting a 501(c)(3) and a few resources she has found helpful.

Virtual Reality and Computer Therapy [Part 2] with Rob Ferguson

Listen to Virtual Reality and Computer Therapy [Part 2] with Rob FergusonIn this two part interview, I talked with Rob Ferguson, an occupational therapist in the University of Michigan Health System whose practice involves the use of virtual contexts, virtual reality, gaming, and other computer technologies to help clients reach their occupational goals.

Virtual Reality and Computer Therapy [Part 1] with Rob Ferguson

Listen to Virtual Reality and Computer Therapy [Part 1] with Rob FergusonIn this two part interview, I talked with Rob Ferguson, an occupational therapist in the University of Michigan Health System whose practice involves the use of virtual contexts, virtual reality, gaming, and other computer technologies to help clients reach their occupational goals.

Let's Talk about Sex [and OT] with Kate Eglseder

Listen to Let's Talk about Sex [and OT] with Kate EglsederLet’s talk about sex! Hear from expert Kate Eglseder, ScD, OTR/L, CLT about the role of OT in sex, sexuality, and intimacy.

The Opioid Crisis with Jenna Yeager

Listen to The Opioid Crisis with Jenna YeagerThe opioid epidemic is a crisis affecting people of all ages, races, and wealth. How do we as OTs respond to the urgent need we see around us? In this episode, you'll meet Dr. Jenna Yeager, an OT who is working to equip OTs with the skills and tools they need to treat our clients holistically in light of this epidemic.

OTs in Tech with Lauren Sheehan

Listen to OTs in Tech with Lauren SheehanI met with Lauren Sheehan from NeuroLutions to talk about the role of OT in the rehab tech industry

3 [Fun] Facts about AOTA President Amy Lamb You Probably Didn't Know

Listen to 3 [Fun] Facts about AOTA President Amy Lamb You Probably Didn't KnowHear from AOTA President, Amy Lamb, OTD, OT/L, FAOTA after her Farewell Presidential Address.

Introducing: OT Uncorked!

Listen to Introducing: OT Uncorked!Thanks for listening to OT Uncorked, where I uncork hot topics in occupational therapy with a bottle of wine and experts in the field!