• 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

Occupational Therapy and Alzheimer’s

by Cheryl Hall on June 24th, 2023

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain awareness month and a perfect time to talk about why OT is a key member of the healthcare team treating patients with this disease. While I worked with all ages as an OT, one of my most rewarding experiences was assisting patients and caregivers managing…

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2023 AOTA – Cheryl’s Favorites!

by Cheryl Hall on May 14th, 2023

The tradition continues with my fifth year of great products discovered at the annual AOTA Conference. Enjoy reading about these standouts from 2023! Note: I am not affiliated with any of these products or companies, nor am I receiving any compensation – just passing on product ideas I thought were…

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What is an OT?

by Cheryl Hall on April 16th, 2023

I love social media for its power to raise awareness. The occupational therapy online community does its part to answer the question “What is an OT?” every day. By engaging in positive conversations about OT and sharing stories of OT’s impact on patient well-being, purpose and health, they elevate the…

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Occupational Therapists Treat Arthritis

by Cheryl Hall on March 18th, 2023

Arthritis can significantly impact a person’s mobility and independence leading to poorer health and quality of life. The U. S. Centers for Disease Control finds arthritis is a leading cause of disability in the United States and currently impacts nearly 69 million patients with those numbers projected to continue to…

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10 Ways to Evaluate Patient Education Resources

by Cheryl Hall on February 24th, 2023

As all therapists know, time with an individual patient is extremely limited and the real progress is often the result of the work the patient completes between health care appointments. So how can therapists set patients up for the most successful outcome? One important component is deliberately incorporating pertinent and…

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