• About Me

    Cheryl Hall
    Occupational Therapist
    Maryland, United States

    Welcome to a site devoted to sharing experience, knowledge and resources to make your job of being a great therapist a lot easier.

    I have been an occupational therapist for more than 30 years. I graduated from San Jose State University with degrees in Occupational Therapy, Gerontology, and Early Child Development. My passion is working with adults and children in home health but I have also worked in rehab, sub-acute rehab, hand therapy, transitional living for TBI, and hospital-based outpatient settings.

  • Previous Posts

OT and the Therapeutic Use of Walking Poles

by Cheryl Hall on December 15th, 2018

The physical and emotional health benefits of a walking program are astounding! For patients recovering from an illness or injury, adding walking poles can provide stability, improve gait and posture, and strengthen the upper body. I was first introduced to walking poles while teaching the evidence-based falls prevention program, Stepping…

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Occupational Therapy and Older Driver Safety

by Cheryl Hall on December 1st, 2018

Occupational therapists play a key role in keeping older drivers safe while on the road. While older drivers tend to be some of the most compliant drivers, a driver over 65 is much more likely to suffer fatal injuries than a younger driver. In addition, the likelihood of having an…

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Can OT Help the Homeless Find Their Home?

by Cheryl Hall on November 15th, 2018

I keep thinking of one man I met at the AOTA National Conference in Salt Lake City last April. No, he wasn’t a teacher, a colleague, a student or other member of the OT community – he was a member of the homeless community. He and his little dog stood…

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Is Home Health a Good Fit For Your OT Career?

by Cheryl Hall on November 1st, 2018

I think the best place to practice occupational therapy is in a person’s home. There is no theory or simulation, just the actual challenges and supports your patient has to navigate each day. While home health is a good place for occupational therapy, an OT might wonder if they are…

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Celebrate OT Day on Oct 27th!

by Cheryl Hall on October 15th, 2018