OT and Mental Health

Mental Health

Occupational Therapy is a profession that assists people throughout their lifetime and believes that participation in daily activities (aka occupations) is vital to mental health and well-being. Your Washington University Occupational Therapist may help you utilize familiar activities as coping mechanisms, such as listening to music, playing cards, writing, doodling, cooking, or cleaning to help provide calming […]

Milliken Research in Journal of Hand Surgery

Milliken Research

Milliken Hand Rehabilitation Center Hand Therapists, Macy Stonner, OTD, OTR/L, CHT & Logan Berlet, OTD, OTR/L were recently published in The Journal of Hand Surgery for their paper, “The Impact of Social Deprivation and Hand Therapy Attendance on Range of Motion After Flexor Tendon Repair.” The purpose of the paper was to examine the influence […]

USAWR Brings Home Silver Medal!

USAWR Paralympics Tokyo 2020

Washington University Occupational Therapist & Instructor, Sue Tucker, OTD, OTR/L, ATP is an Assistant Coach for USA Wheelchair Rugby (USAWR), and this past week Sue was helping guide the team as they played on the big stage in the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020! The USAWR Team had an outstanding showing at the Paralympic Games Tokyo […]

COVID-19 Recovery Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Occupational therapy’s goal is to help patients utilize their strengths, maximize their potential, and counteract their limitations to help them meet their goals. As we continue to see rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, our team is here to work with patients recovering from the physical and emotional challenges patients may be facing from the virus. […]

Chronic Disease Self-Management for Diabetes

Diabetes Awareness

With November being National Diabetes Awareness Month, the timing seems appropriate to talk about Washington University Occupational Therapy and how our chronic disease self-management services provide strategies, behaviors, and principles to help patients who are experiencing life with diabetes both Type 1 or Type 2. Occupational therapy services are valuable in the management of many […]

Advice on careers in the field of OT!

BESt program

Earlier this month Washington University Occupational Therapy received the opportunity to host and provide a lecture for the St. Louis College of Pharmacy BESt Summer Institute. Duana Russell-Thomas, OTD, OTR/L gave an insightful look into the field of Occupational Therapy as a profession. The BESt program has been designed to provide local rising high school […]