The Moxie OT Podcast
The Moxie OT Podcast invites occupational therapy practitioners, consumers of OT, and friends of OT, to talk about occupational therapy practice with adults. The Moxie OT Podcast provides evidence based resources for the professional development of occupational therapy practitioners, building their moxie.
Wednesday, January 17 2024
Two Year Anniversary Episode! Exploring the Sensory Experiences of Autistic Mothers as Occupational Beings
Wednesday, December 20 2023
Addressing Body Image with the Oncology Population
Wednesday, November 15 2023
Occupational Therapy’s Role in Cancer Rehabilitation
Wednesday, October 18 2023
Living Well While Aging With Breast Cancer
Wednesday, October 11 2023
We're making some exciting changes!
Wednesday, October 4 2023
Occupational Therapy’s Role in Work Rehab
Wednesday, September 20 2023
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Wednesday, September 6 2023
Incorporating Postpartum Mental Health into Pediatrics
Wednesday, August 23 2023
Social Emotional Learning in the School System
Wednesday, August 9 2023
The Role of Researchers in Allied Health Professions
Wednesday, July 26 2023
Dignity of Risk
Wednesday, July 12 2023
Providing Equitable and Culturally Responsive Care
Wednesday, June 28 2023
International Interprofessional Mentorship
Wednesday, June 14 2023
International Occupational Therapy Collaborations
Wednesday, May 31 2023
The Early Skills Vocational Program (ESVP)
Wednesday, May 17 2023
Health and wellness programming for cancer survivors.
Wednesday, May 3 2023
How adult learning theory impacts professional development.
Wednesday, April 19 2023
Geriatric Care Management
Wednesday, April 5 2023
On this episode we talk with Nicole Thonn, OTR/L, CDRS, CDI and disability advocate Riley Spreadbury about driver rehabilitation. Driving impacts so many of our occupations day to day and drivers rehab is a vitally important service for our clients.
Wednesday, March 22 2023
On this episode we talk with Asha Rao, OTD, OTR/L about her OTD project developing a screening tool for mothers experiencing perinatal loss. Increasingly as a profession we are identifying emerging areas of practice. Spaces where a person's life events or health has led to or is likely to lead to occupational imbalance. Perinatal loss is certainly one of those spaces.
Wednesday, March 8 2023
On this episode we talk with occupational therapist Liz Graczyk, OTD, OTR/L about her use of self-management interventions for chronic pain. Occupational therapy practitioners are increasingly using self-management approaches and Liz's project is a great example.
Wednesday, February 22 2023
On this episode we talk with Mark Pedziwiatr OTR/L, ATP and Navzer Engineer, MD, PhD about Vivistim - Vagus nerve stimulation for clients with chronic hemiplegia after a stroke. Rarely in OT do we have interventions that have been so rigorously evaluated so this is an exciting opportunity to dive into the evidence.
Wednesday, February 8 2023
On this episode we'll be talking to Danielle Costanzo, MS, OTR/L about OT's role in adolescent mental health in the school system. Danielle co-authored a recent article about her program in OT Practice and is an adjunct faculty member at Moravian University.
Tuesday, January 24 2023
On this episode we talk with occupational therapists Lindsay Davis, OTR/L and Megan McKim, MOT, OTR/L about their use of the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) Approach with youth with mental and behavioral health challenges.
Wednesday, January 11 2023
On this episode we talk to Dr. Lara Barros about her evidence-based clinical practice guideline, (CO-OP) Principles for Participation (P4P). Her guideline utilizes intervention principles from the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance Approach to frame school-based occupational therapy practice.
Tuesday, January 10 2023
On this episode we talk with Ana Paula Mehhia-Ramos, OTD, OTR/L and Michelle Marchetti, OTD, OTR/L about their capstone projects exploring how to support fieldwork students in challenging situations.
Wednesday, December 28 2022
On this episode we talk to occupational therapist Lindsey Vestal about her work in pelvic floor therapy. Lindsey is the founder of the Functional Pelvis, her goal is to empower women and men to listen to the wisdom of their own bodies — without resorting to invasive surgeries or prescription drugs — so they can heal and get back to enjoying life again.
Wednesday, December 14 2022
On this episode we are talking with Dr. Meena Harper and returning guest Dr. Maud Makoni about Meena's capstone project, "Neurodynamic Testing and Neural Mobilization Intervention in Occupational Therapy".
Wednesday, November 30 2022
On this episode Sheela Ivlev, MS, OTR/L, CIMHP discusses OT's role in mental health and how racism impacts mental health.
Wednesday, November 2 2022
On this episode occupational therapist and educator Fatima Hendricks B.OT, MBA, MS, MA, OTD, OTR/L discusses decolononial praxis in OT.
Monday, October 31 2022
This year, producer Bryan and I are dressing up as Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar from the 1992 Comedy "Wayne's World" for Halloween, so we’re also dressing up the Moxie OT Podcast as The Rewatchables, which is one of our favorite movie podcasts. If you’re ready for a Halloween treat of light-hearted, hopefully entertaining discussion about an early 90s film that launched a thousand annoying catch phrases, don't miss this episode.
Tuesday, October 18 2022
In this lighter episode we talk about our impressions of the WFOT 2022 congress but we also have some fun talking about a few of our other experiences while traveling.
Wednesday, October 5 2022
On this episode Meg Proctor, MS, OTR/L discusses her strengths based, neurodiversity-affirming approach for autistic clients. Meg is the owner and primary instructor of Learn Play Thrive which provides continuing education trainings for professionals working with autistic people. She is also the host of the Two Sides of the Spectrum podcast.
Wednesday, September 21 2022
On this episode Sally Wasmuth, PhD, OTR discusses arts-based recovery initiatives as a means of stimulating community conversations.
Wednesday, September 7 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.
Wednesday, August 24 2022
On this episode occupational therapist Karrie Stanley discusses her practice supporting clients with dementia and their caregivers.
Wednesday, August 10 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.
Wednesday, July 27 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.
Wednesday, July 13 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.
Wednesday, June 15 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
Wednesday, June 1 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.
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.
Wednesday, May 11 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.
Wednesday, April 27 2022
On this episode Amanda Speights, DHSc, OTR/L discusses her post professional doctoral project focusing on culturally-informed telehealth interventions for Autistic students.
Wednesday, April 13 2022
Hannah Brock, OTD, OTR/L discusses OT's role in advocacy and population based interventions.
Wednesday, March 30 2022
On this episode Amanda Conway, OTD, OTR/L discusses her capstone project, "Enhancing Participation & Engagement in Meaningful Activities Among Persons with Dementia."
Wednesday, March 16 2022
On this episode Kyle Fahey, PT, DPT discusses adaptive yoga and his exciting evidence based book.
Wednesday, March 2 2022
On this episode Andrea LeFlore, OTD, OTR/L and Nina Robins, PhD, OTR/L, discuss their work in homeless and community-based services.
Wednesday, February 16 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
Wednesday, February 2 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.
Wednesday, January 19 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.
Wednesday, January 5 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.
Wednesday, December 22 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.
Wednesday, December 8 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.
Wednesday, November 24 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.
Wednesday, November 10 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.
Wednesday, October 27 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.
Wednesday, October 13 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.
Wednesday, September 29 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.
Wednesday, September 15 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.
Wednesday, September 1 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.
Wednesday, August 25 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.
Wednesday, August 4 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.
Wednesday, July 21 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.
Wednesday, July 7 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"
Wednesday, June 30 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.
Wednesday, June 23 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.
Wednesday, June 16 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.
Wednesday, June 9 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.
Wednesday, May 26 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.
Wednesday, May 12 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.
Wednesday, April 28 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.
Wednesday, April 14 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.
Wednesday, March 31 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.
Wednesday, March 17 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.
Wednesday, March 3 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
Tuesday, February 9 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.