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Animals and Aquatics

Gina and Ryan

Animals and Aquatics is the podcast for occupational therapy providers who are passionate about a career outside the box. It's where we go behind the scenes and take a deep dive into the world of incorporating animals and aquatics into authentic occupational therapy sessions.We are obsessed with helping you elevate your interventions and get one step closer to starting your dream career.We are a husband and wife, mama and dad to three littles, COTA and OT, and business partners. Each episode, we chat about our weekly sessions and problem solve better outcomes for our clients, review interesting research around nature-based therapy, the benefits of partnering with animals and the healing powers of water. We love to interview industry professionals who share their experiences, insights, and advice on the building a dream career.From how to find facilities to partner with (if you don't own a horse or a pool), intervention planning, to fieldwork placements and sites, we'll provide actionable tips & tools, systems & processes, resources & training you need to make your dream a reality.So whether you’re just starting out on your animals and aquatics journey or you’re a seasoned provider, join us today as we talk all things Animals and Aquatics in occupational therapy!
The Occupation-Based Phase: Navigating the Transition into PracticeFebruary 27, 2024
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Purposeful Preparation: Steps for Success in Animal-Assisted and Aquatic TherapyFebruary 20, 2024
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From Preparation to Purpose: Getting Started in Unique OT NichesFebruary 13, 2024
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Connecting with OTs: Season Two Invitations and InsightFebruary 06, 2024
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Buoyant Beginnings: Looking Back on Season 1November 28, 2023
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From Goals to Gratitude: A Thanksgiving special with Gina and RyanNovember 21, 2023
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Efficient and Effective Session PlanningNovember 14, 2023
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Strategies for Thriving in Seasonal Changes as an OT Working with Animals & AquaticsNovember 07, 2023
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Creeping Shadows of Risk: OT's Nightmare ScenariosOctober 31, 2023
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Pumpkin Quest with the Headless Horseman: OT Magic Interventions UnveiledOctober 24, 2023
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From Clinician to Trailblazer: Growth in Unique OT settingsOctober 17, 2023
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Stressors Unveiled: A Closer Look at Non-Traditional OTOctober 10, 2023
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Hippotherapy and Beyond: A Comprehensive Look at OT with HorsesOctober 03, 2023
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Harnessing Hope: The Horse CARE Protocol for Mental HealthSeptember 26, 2023
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Mental Health and Horses: A Deeper Dive into OT ApproachesSeptember 19, 2023
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From Stable to Strong: Harnessing Horses for Mental HealthSeptember 12, 2023
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Campus Currents: Carrying Aquatic Therapy's Lessons from Fieldwork September 05, 2023
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The roles of OTR and OTA: Professional and PersonalAugust 29, 2023
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Off Topic Tuesday: A vacation ramble.August 22, 2023
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From Campus to Corral: A Student's Epona Therapy JourneyAugust 15, 2023
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What does YOUR ideal therapy pool look like?August 01, 2023
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Thriving in Private Practice: OTs in Unique Settings and Human MotivationJuly 25, 2023
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The Quest Log: A Practical Tool for Innovation in Therapy and Volunteer ProgramsJuly 18, 2023
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The Unicorn Quest: Finding your perfect practice locationJuly 11, 2023
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Therapeutic Nature: Unleashing Independence with OTJuly 04, 2023
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