How to Make the Most of Level I Fieldwork

Hey readers! It feels like so long since I last posted an OT advice post! I recently completed my third out of five level I fieldwork placements. Level I fieldworks are essentially an opportunity to observe OT in various settings. Level I students cannot provide or assist in therapy, however there are lots of ways … Continue reading How to Make the Most of Level I Fieldwork

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My Experience in Splinting Lab

Hey readers! Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to engage in a 3-day splinting lab led by certified hand therapists (CHTs). We learned all about splinting, how to fabricate custom orthoses, and different diagnoses that would require an orthosis. I had so much fun during this lab! The CHTs were so knowledgeable and it … Continue reading My Experience in Splinting Lab

Level 1 Fieldwork: Inpatient Rehabilitation

Hey readers! This week I had an incredible experience completing my third level 1 fieldwork placement. I was placed at an inpatient rehabilitation facility where I observed an occupational therapist for three days. Level 1 fieldwork is comprised of 24 hours of observation in various settings, so that's why I was only there for 3 … Continue reading Level 1 Fieldwork: Inpatient Rehabilitation

Journal Club Discussion #18: ADLs Among SCI Patients 20 Years After Injury

Hey readers! Last week was my first week of the condensed summer semester, so I am about to get very busy! (I can already feel the stress piling on...) This summer I am taking OT in Physical Dysfunction, which relates to the topic we are discussing this week: spinal cord injuries (SCI). The article that … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #18: ADLs Among SCI Patients 20 Years After Injury