58 episodes

Animals and Aquatics is the podcast for occupational therapy providers who are passionate about a career outside the box. It's where we go behind the scenes and take a deep dive into the world of incorporating animals and aquatics into authentic occupational therapy sessions.We are obsessed with helping you elevate your interventions and get one step closer to starting your dream career.We are a husband and wife, mama and dad to three littles, COTA and OT, and business partners. Each episode, we chat about our weekly sessions and problem solve better outcomes for our clients, review interesting research around nature-based therapy, the benefits of partnering with animals and the healing powers of water. We love to interview industry professionals who share their experiences, insights, and advice on the building a dream career.From how to find facilities to partner with (if you don't own a horse or a pool), intervention planning, to fieldwork placements and sites, we'll provide actionable tips & tools, systems & processes, resources & training you need to make your dream a reality.So whether you’re just starting out on your animals and aquatics journey or you’re a seasoned provider, join us today as we talk all things Animals and Aquatics in occupational therapy!

Animals and Aquatics Gina and Ryan

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Animals and Aquatics is the podcast for occupational therapy providers who are passionate about a career outside the box. It's where we go behind the scenes and take a deep dive into the world of incorporating animals and aquatics into authentic occupational therapy sessions.We are obsessed with helping you elevate your interventions and get one step closer to starting your dream career.We are a husband and wife, mama and dad to three littles, COTA and OT, and business partners. Each episode, we chat about our weekly sessions and problem solve better outcomes for our clients, review interesting research around nature-based therapy, the benefits of partnering with animals and the healing powers of water. We love to interview industry professionals who share their experiences, insights, and advice on the building a dream career.From how to find facilities to partner with (if you don't own a horse or a pool), intervention planning, to fieldwork placements and sites, we'll provide actionable tips & tools, systems & processes, resources & training you need to make your dream a reality.So whether you’re just starting out on your animals and aquatics journey or you’re a seasoned provider, join us today as we talk all things Animals and Aquatics in occupational therapy!

    Burnout Busters and Taking a Break

    Burnout Busters and Taking a Break

    Send us a Text Message. In this episode, Gina delves into the nuances of prioritizing work and family life in the realm of occupational therapy. With a focus on avoiding burnout, she explores strategies for balancing competing priorities, from client care to personal obligations. Through insightful anecdotes and practical advice, Gina guides listeners through the process of identifying strengths, managing workload, and embracing burnout busters for sustainable practice. Business Bar...

    • 19 min
    Turning Passion into Profit: Animals, Aquatics, and OT Side Hustles

    Turning Passion into Profit: Animals, Aquatics, and OT Side Hustles

    Send us a Text Message. Looking to turn your passion for animals, aquatics, and nature-based therapy into a thriving side hustle? Join us on "Animals and Aquatics" as we delve into the essential steps for occupational therapy providers (OTPs) looking to incorporate these elements into their practice. From gaining experience and obtaining certifications to finding the perfect practice location and leveraging technology, this episode covers everything you need to know to kickstart your OT ...

    • 20 min
    Horse Sense: Evaluating Equine Partners for Therapy

    Horse Sense: Evaluating Equine Partners for Therapy

    Send us a Text Message. In this episode of "Animals & Aquatics in Occupational Therapy," our host explores the intricate process of assessing horses for therapy work. From evaluating conformation and movement to gauging temperament and soundness, every aspect is carefully considered to ensure the suitability of the horse for occupational therapy practice. Through insightful anecdotes and practical advice, listeners gain valuable insights into the challenges and considerations involve...

    • 20 min
    Learning Curves: The Top 5 Mistakes We Made in Our Occupational Therapy Practice

    Learning Curves: The Top 5 Mistakes We Made in Our Occupational Therapy Practice

    Send us a Text Message. In this episode of Animals and Aquatics, Gina reflects on the mistakes made in their occupational therapy practice. Joined by her husband, they share insights into common pitfalls such as spreading themselves too thin, failing to set clear boundaries, and reinventing systems unnecessarily. They discuss the importance of prioritizing tasks, simplifying processes, and choosing a memorable business name. Tune in for valuable lessons from their journey in occupational...

    • 19 min
    Strengths-Based Programming in Occupational Therapy

    Strengths-Based Programming in Occupational Therapy

    Send us a Text Message. In this episode of "Animals & Aquatics," host Gina wraps up Occupational Therapy Month with reflections on the month's journey and plans for what's next. She delves into strengths-based programming, exploring its impact on both clients and teams, while sharing strategies for effective therapy. Gina also discusses the transition from winter to spring and the preparations for summer programming. Listen in for insights on maximizing client success, balancing team...

    • 20 min
    Building Student Confidence: How the OTPF Enhances Fieldwork Experience

    Building Student Confidence: How the OTPF Enhances Fieldwork Experience

    Send us a Text Message. Join host Gina as she delves into the world of occupational therapy education, focusing on the crucial role of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (OTPF) in student fieldwork experiences. Learn how the OTPF can empower students to navigate the transition from academia to clinical practice with confidence and competence. Gain practical insights and strategies for incorporating the OTPF into your fieldwork placements and maximizing your learning potential. T...

    • 20 min

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