• 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 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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Occupational Therapy in My Backyard

by Cheryl Hall on January 17th, 2023

As an OT provider, you know that OT and its practice and purpose can be a bit obscure, but not this week for this OT! First, I went over to say hello to the neighbor who just moved in behind me and found out she is an OT too! How…

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Happy Anniversary to the OT Toolkit!

by Cheryl Hall on December 15th, 2022

Earlier in the year I was asked how long I had been creating and sharing patient education handouts with fellow OTs. Well, I quickly realized that 2022 is an anniversary year for the OT Toolkit! It was 25 years ago that I created my first website on Geocities and posted…

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My Life, My Story

by Cheryl Hall on November 27th, 2022

Patient-centered care is one of the primary reasons I love our profession of occupational therapy. Before it became trendy, OT always focused on the person first. OT best practices promoted active listening and open-ended questions, so you learned about your patient beyond their current health challenge. In my work as…

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