122 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 • 74 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.

    What I Would Tell My Fieldwork Student Who Just Finished

    What I Would Tell My Fieldwork Student Who Just Finished

    Want to know what I would tell a student who has just finished fieldwork? Today I’m sharing 5 things that I would tell my fieldwork student who just finished their placement with my private practice. I only wished that I had heard this as a student or a new grad just entering the field of occupational therapy. If you’re a student, listen up. If you’re a practitioner who takes students, listen up too!

    • 27 min
    Talking About Self-Talk

    Talking About Self-Talk

    Do you engage in negative self talk? Guess what, I do and I feel like I’ve gotten pretty negative with the negative self talk. And to be honest with you I was just called out for it and I have been thinking about it ever since. And of course I’ve found lots of occupational ties and insights with all this thinking about self talk.

    • 21 min
    Would You Change Your OT Speciality?

    Would You Change Your OT Speciality?

    If you had to do it all over again, what occupational therapy specialty would you choose and why? Wanna know my answer, just listen to today’s episode.

    • 19 min
    Want to Be an OT Entrepreneur?

    Want to Be an OT Entrepreneur?

    Are you an occupational therapy practitioner or student who dreams of maybe one day starting an OT business? Maybe you have a million and one ideas of what you want to do and don’t know how to narrow it down or maybe you want to start a business but don’t even know the first step in order to make that dream a reality. Today I’m sharing something super special for anyone that is considering OT entrepreneurship.

    • 31 min
    Mindfulness in Occupational Therapy

    Mindfulness in Occupational Therapy

    Have you ever used mindfulness in your occupational therapy sessions? Today on the show Michelle Amussen joins us to dig into the wonderful practice of mindfulness and how it can be used in occupational therapy.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    4 Ways Podcasting Made Me a Better Practitioner

    4 Ways Podcasting Made Me a Better Practitioner

    Would you believe me if I said that becoming a podcaster has changed my lyfe? Spoiler alert, it has. And after some reflection I realized that being a podcaster has also made me a better OT practitioner. Now lyfe has been a little busy over at the OT 4 Lyfe HQs, so busy that I didn’t have a chance to celebrate my 4 year anniversary of the OT 4 Lyfe podcast (which don’t judge but happened back in October). So since it’s been 4 years, I figured why not share 4 ways that podcasting has made me a better OT practitioner. And head on over to ot4lyfe.com for more resources and to connect with the show.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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G_neuman ,

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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Enjoy these podcasts

I’ve learned a lot from these podcasts.
Not just for students who are thinking about OT path but also for others. Great resources for parents, caregivers, healthcare professionals, patients, law/policy enforcements/makers, ...

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Not just for the therapists

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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