Specialty Certifications: Value-added or Unnecessary?

When do you really need a specialty certification versus just capitalizing on your professional training?  Five reasons why you might want to go the extra mile and earn those extra letters for your professional signature. At this point in my career, I have earned three additional certifications that have advanced my practice skills and fulfilledContinue reading “Specialty Certifications: Value-added or Unnecessary?”

Now Open! The Virtual Yoga Studio with Embody OT!

Yoga with Embody OT has gone virtual! Join the e-mail list and check back for the updated class schedule. Contact me to schedule virtual private and small group classes. Follow along with past class recordings, click here. I hope to “see” you there!

Overcome Postpartum Wrist Pain with these Simple Tips to Improve Everyday Life

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” Princess diana Wrist pain after pregnancy doesn’t have to become a barrier to enjoying life with your new bundle of joy. While the cause is likely due to the extended time you now spend holding your baby and lugging around that car seat, there are someContinue reading “Overcome Postpartum Wrist Pain with these Simple Tips to Improve Everyday Life”

Therapist Tool: Scoring Spreadsheets for the Sensory Profile-2 and the Sensory Processing Measure

At Embody OT, most of the focus is on mind-body modalities; however, I wanted to share this tool that was very helpful to me when I was working in outpatient pediatrics. This is ONLY a scoring sheet for each version of the Sensory Profile-2 and the Sensory Processing Measure assessments. The purpose of this toolContinue reading “Therapist Tool: Scoring Spreadsheets for the Sensory Profile-2 and the Sensory Processing Measure”

The Embody OT Philosophy

The Embody OT Philosophy is built on the principle that establishing healthy habits is at the core of wellness.  The adage, “consistency is key” is so important when it comes to being healthy and managing chronic conditions. The foundation of Embody OT is built on the three concepts of embody, empower, engage and make upContinue reading “The Embody OT Philosophy”

Where Can I Get a Shower Chair?!

Getting and finding the durable medical equipment (DME) can be a challenge… here is a PDF for the current equipment lending closets/programs in Southern Arizona. I currently work in the home health setting with primarily older adults and many of our clients are in need of affordable options for durable medical equipment. Insurance companies, includingContinue reading “Where Can I Get a Shower Chair?!”

Meet Heidi

Heidi Carpenter, OTD, OTR/L, RYT®200, Pn1 Heidi Carpenter is a native of Arizona and grew up in Gilbert.  She completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Northern Arizona University in 2009 and earned her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Creighton University, in Omaha, Nebraska, December 2014. Following graduation, she completed a year-long pediatricContinue reading “Meet Heidi”