Meet Your Colleagues from Around the World

Wow! May and June were busy months at Vital Links! In this month’s newsletter, we wanted to highlight some of the visionary therapists from our recent travel to South Africa, Boston, and Malaysia. After spending quality time both in and out of the clinic, we were struck by each therapist’s passion and commitment to improving the lives of the people they serve…
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Everything does not have to be perfect: Reflections of an Occupational Therapist career mom

As a working mom of two children, I find it easier than ever to become overwhelmed with simply managing the day-to- day responsibilities of career, kids, life. I think we all feel like that from time to time regardless of whether or not children or a career are present. It is in this state that we tend to lose sight of the…
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Sensory Integration and Neuro-Developmental Tx (NDT) – Mini Clinical Conversation

In this 10 minute video, discover how and why Gail Ritchie, OTR/L, C/NDT uses specific therapeutic handling techniques to enhance this sensory and motor based treatment activity. Gail shares her thought process behind blending sensory and motor treatment strategies with specific handling to enhance functional performance for her client within the treatment session. Want to learn how to enhance your therapeutic handling…
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Tomatis® Convention PowerPoints

I was honored by my invitation to speak at the Tomatis® Convention this past weekend. It was a privilege to be among so many experts and fellow life-long learners. That’s why I’ve made my PowerPoints from this weekend’s presentations available below. If you’re looking for more information on the topics covered in the presentations, I go into much greater depth in my…
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Making Therapy Delicious

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.  -Virginia Woolf I decided to start a blog with the encouragement of many of my close friends and colleagues, as well as my family. The thought was to write about my clinical practice, giving other therapists a window into how to translate the discoveries we make from Sensory…
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