115 episodes

OT 4 Lyfe looks to connect and inspire occupational therapy practitioners of all kinds.

Join us as we go in depth to explore the research, issues, and people that influence the lives of OT students, practitioners, and their clients.

Because for us, occupational therapy is more than just a job.

OT 4 Lyfe Sarah Putt, MA, OTR/L

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 73 Ratings

OT 4 Lyfe looks to connect and inspire occupational therapy practitioners of all kinds.

Join us as we go in depth to explore the research, issues, and people that influence the lives of OT students, practitioners, and their clients.

Because for us, occupational therapy is more than just a job.

    Attending a World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress

    Attending a World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress

    Are you curious to know more about what it is like to attend a world federation of occupational therapists congress? In this episode I bring on two amazing guests, Dr. Emma George, a senior lecturer from the University of Adelaide in Australia and Olga Asrun Stefánsdóttir an adjunct professor from the University of Akureyri in Iceland to share their experiences attending a World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress. We talk about what it’s like to travel to a new country, especially if we haven’t been there before, tips for making the most of the congress, what we’ve learned from attending, and the impact that it has had on us both professionally and personally. We also share some fun stories that we experienced while at a WFOT congress.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Power of Showing Up

    The Power of Showing Up

    There are some things in lyfe that we strive for. And then there are opportunities that just happen in lyfe that we could have never expected. This episode is about the later. Recently, I had the honor to be a part of something that I never could have expected. Here’s a hint, it has something to do with the number 100. In the episode, I share about what that opportunity was and why it is such a big deal. I also share a clip or two from this opportunity that really stood out to me as important things to think and talk about in the field of occupational therapy.

    • 19 min
    Limb Differences and Occupational Therapy with Audrey Spikes

    Limb Differences and Occupational Therapy with Audrey Spikes

    Do you work with people with limb differences? Whether it be congenital or acquired, occupational theory plays a huge role working with people who have limb differences. In this episode, I bring on Audrey Spikes to share her experience from both the personal and professional lens as she has limb differences and also works with clients who have them. Get ready for a jam packed episode with so much insight into limb differences and how we as OT practitioners can best support those who have them. For links to anything mentioned in the episode, head to www.ot4lyfe.com.

    • 1 hr
    We Bought A... And Other Lyfe Insights

    We Bought A... And Other Lyfe Insights

    It’s been awhile OT 4 Lyfe fam. But rather than let it get longer and longer before putting out another episode, I’m showing up imperfectly to give you a little update about what has been going on behind the scenes of OT 4 Lyfe. If you’re new here or just want to hear OT content, feel free to skip this episode and listen to any of the other 100+ episodes I have released so far. But if you’re curious what’s been going on in my lyfe and also want to hear what’s in store for OT 4 Lyfe in 2022, then stay on the line. I’ve got some deep reflections and some fun news to share with you.

    • 31 min
    12 Lessons From 12 Years as an Occupational Therapist

    12 Lessons From 12 Years as an Occupational Therapist

    Want to know what I wished I would have known as an occupational therapy student? As I have just hit my twelfth year as an occupational therapist, I’ve been doing some reflecting recently and recognized just how much I have learned since I was a student. If only I could go back in time and tell myself all that I know now, but the next best thing is to tell current and future students in hopes that it might help them on their journey. The other week I was honored to get the opportunity to present for the student occupational therapy association (SOTA) group at Winston-Salem State University. This episode is the audio from that presentation sharing the 12 lessons I have learned from 12 years in the field as an occupational therapist. I reference slides that were used during the presentation which are linked in the show notes.

    • 28 min
    Pregnancy, Perspective, and an Emergency Procedure

    Pregnancy, Perspective, and an Emergency Procedure

    Imagine being 32 weeks pregnant, waking up in intense pain and not knowing what it was? Well that's exactly what happened to me. What started as pain eventually turned into requiring emergency surgery. In today’s episode I share a little more about this experience and my perspective since it happened. I also answer some questions that I received about being pregnant as an occupational therapist.

    • 59 min

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FW Level II Episode

As a current Level 2 student at a rural SNF in NYS, I needed nothing more than to listen to this podcast. Thank you all so much for the inspiration, hope, stories, and tips. I also have came home everyday in tears struggling to “save the world”, shake off the ethical dilemmas, pass my FW, and feel like a competent future OT. It makes me feel so much better to not be alone in this. Thank you again for taking the time to make this podcast, I really needed it!

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As a mom to a son with a rare disease I know how deep the passion runs in the therapists who choose to work with kids. I have gotten so much great insight from this podcast about the back end of their professions and it just solidifies how driven and empathetic they are. This is so full of important information and I’m so grateful it’s out there. Love all the collab with others.

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