A Comparison of Neuro-Focused Certifications with Shanon Macintyre, OTR/L, NDT, CNS, CBIS, BCPR, CSRS

Shanon attended OT school at Dominican University of California, graduated in 1998 and has been practicing for 23 years! She worked mainly in the ICU and acute care settings, though sometimes works in inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab. Some fun facts about her are that she loves the water and anything to do with swimming, … Continue reading A Comparison of Neuro-Focused Certifications with Shanon Macintyre, OTR/L, NDT, CNS, CBIS, BCPR, CSRS

Lymphedema Therapy with Emilia Dewi, OTR/L, CLT

Do you know whaat lymphedema is? Did you know that as an occupational therapist, you can specialize in lymphedema therapy? Today, Emilia Dewi, answers all the questions about why she chose to become certified in lymphedema therapy, what a typical day looks like for her, and how to become certified in lymphedema therapy! First of … Continue reading Lymphedema Therapy with Emilia Dewi, OTR/L, CLT

ImPACT Certification with Jeanette Barajas, OTR/L, LSVT, ITOT

Welcome back to the Occupational Therapy Specialties and Certifications series! For today's installment, we are talking about the ImPACT certification, a certification focused on concussion management. I had never heard of this certification until Jeanette reached out to me to share her experience as an ITOT (ImPACT Trained OT). After looking into it, it seems … Continue reading ImPACT Certification with Jeanette Barajas, OTR/L, LSVT, ITOT

DIRFloortime® with Emily Nguyen, OTR/L

Have you heard of DIRFloortime®? Until I started this series on OT specialties and certifications, I hadn't heard of DIRFloortime® - not a single clue! But Emily, a pediatric OT practicing in Hong Kong reached out to share about her experience with this certification and how it has impacted her practice! Before we dive into … Continue reading DIRFloortime® with Emily Nguyen, OTR/L