Happy new year OTs!

The first issue of 2021 is out now and is packed with information and contributions from OTs sharing their work, experiences and knowledge.

This may not be the start we were hoping for in 2021 but a new year offers the chance to reflect on what you can learn from last year and use this to help guide your practice and ensure you are adapting to the “new normal”, and most importantly helping your clients adapt to the “new normal” – whatever that may be.

This issue we hear from OT Heather Manktelow, who has started a new online service for people living with dementia and their carers to help them create a LifeStory Book to be used for reminiscence therapy, as a communication passport and to be passed on as a family treasure. We also hear from Aaron Preston, a paediatric OT who took his therapy on the road to the Scottish Highlands to deliver OT to children living there, and we take a look at an organisation delivering adaptive martial arts from the comfort of your own home for people of all abilities. Plus our regular product focuses, our column from Kate Sheehan and much more.

Many opportunities and access to CPD channels have been put on hold for now, so we know it is time to get creative! Have you considered writing about your experiences for The OT Magazine? We love to hear about the amazing work you have been doing and it can be so important to share your work with other OTs as it may help them with their practice. If you are interested in getting involved simply email ros@2apublishing.co.uk.

This may be a difficult start to the year and we may be in for a few more months of restrictions, but there is light at the end of the tunnel, so let’s make sure we emerge from it stronger, more understanding, and more resilient than ever before.

Don’t forget you can subscribe to The OT Magazine for only £9.99 for one year! It’s a great addition to your CPD portfolio and can offer a great insight into the profession and your fellow OTs work.

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