Moxie OT Podcast

The Moxie OT Podcast invites occupational therapy practitioners (OTPs), consumers of OT, and friends of OT, to talk about evidence based practice. The Moxie OT Podcast provides evidence based resources for OT advocates, building their moxie.

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Sally Wasmuth, PhD, OTR

Tuesday, September 20 2022

On this episode Sally Wasmuth, PhD, OTR discusses arts-based recovery initiatives as a means of stimulating community conversations.

Dr. Sherrie All, PhD

Tuesday, September 6 2022

Sherrie All, PhD is the founder and owner of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness. On this episode we discuss how OT and neuropsychology can collaborate to best serve our clients’ needs.

Karrie Stanley, OTR

Tuesday, August 23 2022

On this episode occupational therapist Karrie Stanley discusses her practice supporting clients with dementia and their caregivers.

Moira P. Bushell OTD, MEd, OTR/L, BCP

Tuesday, August 9 2022

On this episode Moira P. Bushell OTD, MEd, OTR/L, BCP talks about how occupational therapy practitioners can use their knowledge of education law to advance their practice.

Lauren Koch, OTD, OTR/L, CAPS

Tuesday, July 26 2022

On this episode Lauren Koch, OTD, OTR/L, CAPS discusses her capstone project providing education on fall prevention for care managers and others. Lauren describes the resources she created and helpful lessons learned while implementing her capstone project.

Clarice Grote, MS, OTR/L

Tuesday, July 12 2022

On this episode Clarice Grote, MS, OTR/L talks about her work helping occupational therapy practitioners to understand policy.

Angela Fuentes, MOT, OTR/L, BCTS discusses how to address occupational justice in every occupational therapy practice.

Wednesday, June 29 2022

Angela Fuentes, MOT, OTR/L, BCTS discusses how to address occupational justice in every occupational therapy practice.

Breanne Grasso, OTD, OTR/L discusses how to address sexuality with your clients

Tuesday, June 14 2022

Breanne Grasso, OTD, OTR/L discusses how to address sexuality with your clients

Kira Meskin, OTD, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM and Laura VanPuymbrouck, PhD, OTR/L discuss their role in advocacy and policy change

Tuesday, May 31 2022

On this episode Kira Meskin, OTD, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM and Laura VanPuymbrouck, PhD, OTR/L talk about their creation of the PPE for People with Disabilities coalition which led to their work helping to draft and pass Illinois Bill SB 921.

Jeffrey Despommier, OTR, OMS, CUA, ATP Discusses OTs Role in Bowel and Bladder Management.

Wednesday, May 25 2022

On this episode Jeffrey Despommier OTR, OMS, CUA, ATP, founder of AppleTree CEU discusses how OTs can support their client's bowel and bladder management.

Dana Lingle, OTD, OTR/L, CHT Discusses OT's Role in Ergonomics

Tuesday, May 10 2022

On this episode Dana Lingle, OTD, OTR/L, CHT discusses how she has incorporated two of her passions in OT: ergonomics and education.

Amanda Speights, DHSc, OTR/L discusses culturally-informed interventions to support Autistic student participation during virtual instruction.

Tuesday, April 26 2022

On this episode Amanda Speights, DHSc, OTR/L discusses her post professional doctoral project focusing on culturally-informed telehealth interventions for Autistic students.

Hannah Brock, OTD, OTR/L

Tuesday, April 12 2022

Hannah Brock, OTD, OTR/L discusses OT's role in advocacy and population based interventions.

Amanda Conway, OTD, OTR/L

Tuesday, March 29 2022

On this episode Amanda Conway, OTD, OTR/L discussed her capstone project, "Enhancing Participation & Engagement in meaningful Activities Among Persons with Dementia."

Kyle Fahey, PT, DPT and Adaptive Yoga

Tuesday, March 15 2022

On this episode Kyle Fahey, PT, DPT discusses adaptive yoga and his exciting evidence based book.

Andrea LeFlore, OTD, OTR/L and Nina Robins, PhD, OTR/L

Tuesday, March 1 2022

On this episode Andrea LeFlore, OTD, OTR/L and Nina Robins, PhD, OTR/L, discuss their work in Homeless and Community-based services.

Hannah Philipp, OTD, OTR/L

Tuesday, February 15 2022

On this episode we talk with Hannah Philipp about her capstone project, "Enhancing Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Education & Intervention in Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab". Want to see us in action? Watch our rough cuts on our website www.moxieot.com/podcast

Patricia Motus, OTR/L RYT

Tuesday, February 1 2022

On this episode we talk to Patricia Motus. Patricia is an occupational therapist with many years of experience working with underserved populations in the community. She is also the host of the UnCommon OT podcast.

Maud Makoni, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Tuesday, January 18 2022

On this episode Dr. Maud Makoni discusses occupation-based hand therapy. She has created helpful resources for OTPs entering the world of hand therapy. Maud is passionate about occupation-based practice and provides great examples of how she has incorporated occupation into hand therapy.

Benjamin Keeling, OTR/L and James Garwacki, OTR/L

Tuesday, January 4 2022

On this episode we talk to Benjamin Keeling and James Garwacki about their occupation based private practice Sawdust Occupational Therapy. Ben and James share great examples of how occupation based interventions address a number of different performance skills and client factors.

Kelly Wilk-Downs, OTR/L

Tuesday, December 21 2021

On this episode, occupational therapist Kelly Wilk-Downs talks about her business Junction of Function and her resources to facilitate shoe tying for children. Kelly is incredibly creative and has developed helpful tools for occupational therapy practitioners, parents, and teachers.

Hillary Napier-Gondek, OTD, OTR/L

Tuesday, December 7 2021

On this episode we talk Dr. Hillary Napier-Gondek, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor at DePaul University. She discusses her role as a fieldwork coordinator and how fieldwork can support OT’s role in the community.

Piper Hansen, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR

Tuesday, November 23 2021

On this episode, Piper Hansen discusses the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM). She discusses her OTD project supporting practitioners in the use of the COPM and helpful tips and tricks for using it in your clinical practice.

Jazmine Mack, MS, OTR/L and Kate Breen, MS, OTR/L

Tuesday, November 9 2021

On this episode we talk with Jazmine Mack and Kate Breen about OT’s role in the treatment and recovery of COVID-19. Jazmine and Kate are occupational therapists who have worked throughout the spectrum of care during the pandemic. Their commitment to occupation based practice is inspiring and making a huge impact on their client’s lives.

Caitlin Newman, MOT, OTR/L

Tuesday, October 26 2021

On this episode we talk to Caitlin Newman about her role as an occupational therapy researcher. Caitlin is an Occupational therapist and therapy manager at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. She shares some of her many experiences as a clinician and a researcher.

Evguenia S. Popova, PhD, MS, OTR/L and Hannah M Hartz, OTD

Tuesday, October 12 2021

On this episode we recognize Down Syndrome Awareness Month by talking with Evguenia Popova and Hannah Hartz about their work at GiGi's Playhouse. GiGi's is a community-based organization that provides educational and career opportunities for people with Down syndrome across the lifespan.

Evguenia S. Popova, PhD, MS, OTR/L and Hannah M Hartz, OTD

Tuesday, October 12 2021

On this episode we recognize Down Syndrome Awareness Month by talking with Evguenia Popova and Hannah Hartz about their work at GiGi's Playhouse. Gigi's is a community based organization that provides educational and career opportunities for people with Down Syndrome across the lifespan.

Evguenia S. Popova, PhD, MS, OTR/L

Tuesday, September 28 2021

On this episode we talk to Dr. Evguenia Popova, about the Intentional Relationship Mode (IRM). Jenny is an Occupational Therapist, a faculty member at Rush University, and serves on the Board of Managers at GiGi’s Playhouse Chicago. Jenny shares her vast understanding of the IRM and lessons learned from her research on the model.

Episode 16: Kelsey Watters, OTR/L, BCPR, CBIS

Tuesday, September 14 2021

On this episode we talk to Kelsey Watters about interventions to address cognitive deficits. Kelsey is an OT and the Clinical Practice Leader Occupational Therapy the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. In the past year she has received both the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association OT of the Year Award and the NBCOT Impact Award. Kelsey shares her experiences as a clinician and a researcher, as well as which strategies work best for her clients with cognitive deficits.

Episode 15: Allyson Loris, OTD, OTR/L

Tuesday, August 31 2021

On this episode we talk to Dr. Allyson Loris, an occupational therapist with Community Aging in Place - Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) program. This innovative program teams a nurse, an OT, and a handyman to address the needs of seniors in their homes.

Episode 14: Elizabeth Vanderlaan, MS, OTR/L

Tuesday, August 24 2021

This episode we're discussing OT's role in the intensive care unit with Elizabeth Vanderlaan. Elizabeth is an occupational therapist at Advocate Children’s Hospital and recently worked on a study exploring early mobility and delirium management in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Episode 13: Diane Knoll, OTR/L

Tuesday, August 3 2021

On this episode we talk about sensory processing disorder in adults with Diane Knoll. Diane is an occupational therapist and owner of Cascadia Therapy Services. She is also the founder and executive director of Vibrant Palette Arts Studio.

Episode 12: Alisa Jordan Sheth, PhD , OTR/L and Laura VanPuymbrouck, PhD, OTR/L

Tuesday, July 20 2021

This episode we talk with Dr. Alisa Jordan Sheth and Dr. Laura VanPuymbrouck about incorporating disability studies into OT practice, education, and research. Alisa and Laura both received their doctoral degrees in disability studies and have contributed to an article that will be included in this month’s AJOT special issue focusing on disabilities studies.

Episode 11: Bridget Hahn, OTD, OTR/L and Arielle Ramirez, OTD, OTR/L

Tuesday, July 6 2021

This episode we're moving away from practice but we're still exploring the evidence as we discuss holistic admissions processes in occupational therapy programs. We have two guests, Dr. Bridget Hahn, academic coordinator and chair of the admissions committee at Rush University and Dr. Arielle Ramirez, an occupational therapist at Chicago Public Schools. Dr. Ramirez has recently completed a research project titled "Exploring Inclusion within Occupational Therapy Education"

Bonus Episode: Darcie Jaremey, MSc, CPE

Tuesday, June 29 2021

On this episode we talk to Darcey Jaremey about ergonomics. Darcie is a kinesiologist and specializes in ergonomics. She is also the founder of ergonomicsHelp, where she coaches professionals on the business of ergonomics. Darcie has worked with many OTs on their ergonomics journey and provides many great resources for OTPs who want to get started in ergonomics.

Episode 10: Jorge Ochoa, OTR/L

Tuesday, June 22 2021

On this episode we talk to Jorge Ochoa, occupational therapist, group drumming facilitator, and founder of TamboRhythms. TamboRhythms promotes fun and function through rhythmic expression.

Bonus Episode: Karen Dilfer, MS, OTR/L

Tuesday, June 15 2021

On this episode we talk to Karen Dilfer about the Get Permission approach to pediatric feeding. Karen is an occupational therapist, and the founder of Eat with Karen, an in-home occupational therapy service that works with families and children who are experiencing mealtime challenges. She is also a founding member of the Chicago Feeding Group, a non-profit organization that seeks to support parents and professionals who work with children who struggle to eat. Karen shares not only why it’s important for OTPs to address feeding but strategies to increase your knowledge and skill set.

Episode 9: Jessica Weiler, OTD, OTR/L

Tuesday, June 8 2021

On this episode we talk to Dr. Jessica Weiler about pediatric mental health. Jessica is an occupational therapist and owner of Thrive Therapy LLC, a mobile OT practice that provides services for children and families in Madison, Wisconsin.

Episode 8: Laura Hayes talks about OT in Low Vision

Tuesday, May 25 2021

This episode we talk with Laura Hayes; an occupational therapist who specializes in the treatment of low vision. Many OTs are uncomfortable when addressing low vision, but it’s a diagnosis that OTs may need to address in almost any setting.

Episode 7: Rachel Bennett shares her breast feeding story

Tuesday, May 11 2021

This episode we talk to Rachel Bennett about her experiences as a consumer of occupational therapy. Rachel shares her and her daughter Veronica’s experiences of returning to breastfeeding after Veronica’s open heart surgery at 3 months old.

Episode 6: Monika Robinson discusses occupational therapy in home based primary care

Tuesday, April 27 2021

This episode we talk to Monika Robinson, occupational therapist, faculty member at Midwestern University and owner of Living Fully at Home, about integrating occupational therapy into home-based primary care. While primary care might not always be the first place we think about implementing occupational therapy interventions, when it comes to health, wellness, and preventive care, it’s the perfect place to be.

Episode 5: Rachel Vaughn discusses Client Centered Goals in the Pediatric Population

Tuesday, April 13 2021

This episode we talk to Rachel Vaughn, an occupational therapist, about using client centered goals with the pediatric population. Rachel helps us think critically about what we consider is a client centered goal and how our goals guide our interventions.

Episode 4: Carson Mumma talks about Holistic Practices in Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Tuesday, March 30 2021

This episode we talk to Carson Mumma: Occupational therapist and clinical manager in a privately owned pediatric clinic about holistic approaches to pediatric interventions.

Episode 3: Bridget Hahn discusses the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS)

Tuesday, March 16 2021

This episode we talk to Bridget Hahn: Occupational therapist and faculty member at RUSH University about the Assessment of Motor and aProcess Skills (AMPS). The AMPS is an occupation based standardized assessment that can be used with many different populations and is backed by an extensive level of evidence.

Episode 2: Safe Patient Handling with Matt Clinger

Tuesday, March 2 2021

This episode we talk to Matt Clinger: Occupational therapist and Program Director, Safe Patient Handling & Mobility at UI Health. Matt explains what unique contributions OT can bring to this position and how he interlaces OT theory, best practice, and evidence to provide excellent services for his clients.

Episode 1: Eileen Brodecki talks about the Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) approach

Monday, February 8 2021

This episode we talk to Eileen Brodecki about the Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) approach. This metacognitive strategy training approach is client centered and demonstrates evidence of client’s achieving not only their goals but improving their problem solving skills.