Top Occupational Therapy Blogs

The number of good occupational therapy blogs is growing. I thought it was time I shared with you some of my favourites. So first up is:

June 15th

Skills for healthy living: A resource blog for health providers this is a fantastic blog to learn about chronic pain, and to develop understandings about and skills in working with clients with chronic pain. Written by an occupational therapist it’s a great way to upgrade on this specialist area. And as a bonus it also has some fabulous photo’s.

16th June – No. 2 (please note these are currently not being ranked they are just coming in the order I think about them)

Thriving in School this blog is from Hosmer Road School in the US. Funny thing is until I went back in to write this I had always thought Hosmer Road School was in the UK!! – So sorry Beth. This blog is full of practical hands on tips and ideas for therapists working with children. I think part of my love of this blog is that it takes me back to my days of being a Paediatric Occupational Therapist. But with over 17,000 visits to this blog since January 2007 it must be one of the busiest Occupational Therapy Blogs IN THE WORLD.

17th June No. 3

OT Students (B)E(LO)N(G) You have to give it to Karen she wins hands down for being the most prolific occupational therapy blogger. She’s a student in her SECOND YEAR of training. It is a blog with an interesting mix of: how my day has been from the exciting to the dreary (did I really need to know she has just done the laundry!), glimpses into what being an OT student in the US is like, thinking associated with her ongoing learning, insights into working with clients and how applying her training goes. But overall what comes through is a huge motivation and commitment to becoming the best therapists she can. I find myself just having to go see what she is up to.

June 25th – No. 4

Advance OT This next blog is an outside somewhat surprising entry in my best blogs (even to me) as it is a trade publication. What I like about this blog is that it reports on what is happening in the American Association of Occupational Therapy. I think blogs like this are a great way of ensuring the everyday happenings and events of professional bodies are visible to all and able to be discussed. I’d love to see the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists with a blog and blogger. It’s a great way of getting up to date information to members and to enable non members to see the benefits of the Association. So how about it NZAOT?

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7 responses to “Top Occupational Therapy Blogs

  1. Thank you!! It’s fun to use the web as a forum for communicating about a subject that I love…and to see the number of people who visit and where they’re from.

  2. You are sure quick off the mark adiemusfree! your blog is looking fantastic by the way – must do some spring cleaning on mine!

  3. I’m a student at the University of Alberta and a blog enthusiast. To make my life easier I just built a site at http://www.otblogs.org to follow daily feeds from OT bloggers like yourself. I’ve added your site plus links and feeds to drive traffic to your site. Any feedback is welcome, especially if there is a blog missing I don’t know about. Thanks for the postings! Joan

  4. For questions regarding otblogs.org, my email is joan.guetschow@ualberta.ca. I still need to load a contacts page.

  5. You should also check out MDI Medical’s travel therapy blog for stories, job opportunities and resources: http://cirrusalliedblog.com/

  6. You should also check out MDI Medical’s blog for travel therapist jobs, stories and advice at http://www.cirrusalliedblog.com

  7. I’m a OT student at the centennial college seeking for information related to Occupational Therapy. This blog is very nice for students like me I have read lots of posts related to Occupational Therapy.
    It’s very useful blog to gain lots of knowledge about OT !

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