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🌈OT_Expert 🌻 @OT_Expert
Look forward to this week's #OTalk.... It's great we can always catch up with the discussion afterwards, if unable to attend live ☺️ ____ #OccupationalTherapy #MenstrualCycle #Occupation #CPD
Eleanor Cecil @El_Cecil_
RT @OT_Expert: Look forward to this week's #OTalk.... It's great we can always catch up with the discussion afterwards, if unable to atten…
Katie Major @KatieCMajor
RT @OTalk_: Their is a lot of interesting in tonight’s #OTalk looking forwards to hearing what you all have to say. Set yourself a reminde…
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @OT_Expert: Look forward to this week's #OTalk.... It's great we can always catch up with the discussion afterwards, if unable to atten…
OTNorthumbria @OTNorthumbria
RT @OTalk_: Their is a lot of interesting in tonight’s #OTalk looking forwards to hearing what you all have to say. Set yourself a reminde…
OTNorthumbria @OTNorthumbria
#powerofoccupation #OccupationalTherapy
OT@EdinNapier @OTEdinNapier1
RT @Kirstie_OT: Now I know what you wanted that quote for @RCOT_Paul 😉. Be sure to check out this months @OTnews to learn more about techno…
Poole Hospital Therapies @Pooletherapies
@OTjme @BeccasheltonOT and @LyndsaycourtOT are hosting an @OTalk_ next Tuesday (27th August) from 8 pm - 9 pm. Their focus is on 'Evidenced Based Practice and Approaches to Intervention'. Please get involved in this CPD opportunity. #OTalk #Occupationaltherapy
Lauren @OTLaurenC
RT @OTalk_: If you’re planning on joining tonight’s #Otalk, but you’re a bit rusty I haven’t engaged in a chat before. Check out our blog f…
Lyndsay Court @LyndsayCourtOT
Join us when we host our @OTalk_ next Tuesday to explore ideas around evidenced based practice and intervention with children. #occupationaltherapy Poole OT's on a Mission!
Jamie Cardell @OTJme
RT @LyndsayCourtOT: Join us when we host our @OTalk_ next Tuesday to explore ideas around evidenced based practice and intervention with ch…
Jamie Cardell @OTJme
We’re hosting our first @OTalk_ next Tuesday and we are all super excited. Please join us and get involved with the discussion! See you there! @LyndsayCourtOT @BeccaSheltonOT #paediatric #childrens #OccupationalTherapist
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
RT @OT_rach: I’m hosting #OTalk again this week, looking at what affect the menstrual cycle has on functioning and engagement in occupation…
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
RT @Kirstie_OT: Now I know what you wanted that quote for @RCOT_Paul 😉. Be sure to check out this months @OTnews to learn more about techno…
Alexander @AP_almost_an_OT
The plus side of no #venesection today is an increased chance of being able to mostly observe the #OTalk tonight.
Kelly S @KellyOT
RT @OT_rach: I’m hosting #OTalk again this week, looking at what affect the menstrual cycle has on functioning and engagement in occupation…
Holly Sprake-Hill @HollytheOT
RT @Pooletherapies: @OTjme @BeccasheltonOT and @LyndsaycourtOT are hosting an @OTalk_ next Tuesday (27th August) from 8 pm - 9 pm. Their fo…
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
RT @OTalk_: If you’re planning on joining tonight’s #Otalk, but you’re a bit rusty I haven’t engaged in a chat before. Check out our blog f…
OTalk @OTalk_
Tonight! Who is joining us? #OTalk Tuesday 20th August 2019. Do Occupational Therapist routinely assess clients menstrual cycle, it’s affect on functioning and ability to engagement in occupations? – OTalk https://t.co/PaTymZAuXt
NorthWest RCOT @NW_RCOT
RT @OTalk_: Tonight! Who is joining us? #OTalk Tuesday 20th August 2019. Do Occupational Therapist routinely assess clients menstrual cycle…
Holly C @ot_hollyc
RT @OTalk_: Tonight! Who is joining us? #OTalk Tuesday 20th August 2019. Do Occupational Therapist routinely assess clients menstrual cycle…
Suzanne K @Suzie_kidsOT
Hoping to follow this this evening....I've set an alarm and everything to remind me!
OTalk @OTalk_
That’s what we like to read! #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Three facts to remember about #Otalk 1. It’s pronounced O TALK (not OT Talk) 2. Always put the hashtag #OTalk in every tweet, when joining in the conversation or tweeting about #Otalk - it’s the hashtag that connects the conversation. 3. It’s great free weekly CPD! https://t.co/YldgxJ3UvF
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @OTalk_: Three facts to remember about #Otalk 1. It’s pronounced O TALK (not OT Talk) 2. Always put the hashtag #OTalk in every tweet,…
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @OTalk_: Tonight! Who is joining us? #OTalk Tuesday 20th August 2019. Do Occupational Therapist routinely assess clients menstrual cycle…
Dr Rhian Noble-Jones @rhianlymph
RT @uk_james: Do you know someone living with #dementia? Work in health or #socialcare? Are you an #occupationaltherapist or OT student? Ot…
Suzanne K @Suzie_kidsOT
RT @OTalk_: Three facts to remember about #Otalk 1. It’s pronounced O TALK (not OT Talk) 2. Always put the hashtag #OTalk in every tweet,…
Eleanor Cecil @El_Cecil_
RT @OTalk_: Tonight! Who is joining us? #OTalk Tuesday 20th August 2019. Do Occupational Therapist routinely assess clients menstrual cycle…
OTalk @OTalk_
2 hours until tonight’s #otalk with @OT_rach https://t.co/PaTymZAuXt
Fiona C Wilson @fionacwilsonahp
RT @Kirstie_OT: Now I know what you wanted that quote for @RCOT_Paul 😉. Be sure to check out this months @OTnews to learn more about techno…
Austin Claffey @austinclaffey
O Talk 😱
Sarah Sharland @SarahSharland19
@OTalk_ I’ll be there if I can get the kids in bed on time! #OTalk 😂
The Occupational Therapy Hub @theOThub
RT @OTalk_: Tonight! Who is joining us? #OTalk Tuesday 20th August 2019. Do Occupational Therapist routinely assess clients menstrual cycle…
Emily OT Student 🌿 @emilyOTstudent
RT @OTalk_: Tonight! Who is joining us? #OTalk Tuesday 20th August 2019. Do Occupational Therapist routinely assess clients menstrual cycle…
OTalk @OTalk_
1 hour warning for #Otalk tonight https://t.co/PaTymZAuXt
OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk in 30mins with @OT_rach - Do Occupational Therapist routinely assess clients menstrual cycle, it’s affect on functioning and ability to engagement in occupations? Check out the blog here: https://t.co/1a8NG2UVd2 https://t.co/tIHqnCul7F
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @OTalk_: #OTalk in 30mins with @OT_rach - Do Occupational Therapist routinely assess clients menstrual cycle, it’s affect on functioning…
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
Great topic! And in case I am no longer awake for #otalk - yes, I do this. Menstrual cycles affect many aspects of daily living.
Katie Major @KatieCMajor
RT @OTalk_: #OTalk in 30mins with @OT_rach - Do Occupational Therapist routinely assess clients menstrual cycle, it’s affect on functioning…
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
#OTalk
Kelly M @OTontheTracks
RT @Kirstie_OT: Now I know what you wanted that quote for @RCOT_Paul 😉. Be sure to check out this months @OTnews to learn more about techno…
OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk in 15 mins... time to grab a drink and catch up on the blog before we start this evening's chat with @OT_rach - Do Occupational Therapist routinely assess clients menstrual cycle, it’s affect on functioning and ability to engagement in occupations? https://t.co/1a8NG2UVd2 https://t.co/wcjLbECU0Y
Kirstie @Kirstie_OT
RT @OTalk_: #OTalk in 15 mins... time to grab a drink and catch up on the blog before we start this evening's chat with @OT_rach - Do Occup…
Kirstie @Kirstie_OT
RT @OTalk_: Three facts to remember about #Otalk 1. It’s pronounced O TALK (not OT Talk) 2. Always put the hashtag #OTalk in every tweet,…
Rachael L @RachL_OT
RT @OTalk_: Tonight! Who is joining us? #OTalk Tuesday 20th August 2019. Do Occupational Therapist routinely assess clients menstrual cycle…
🌈OT_Expert 🌻 @OT_Expert
RT @OTalk_: Three facts to remember about #Otalk 1. It’s pronounced O TALK (not OT Talk) 2. Always put the hashtag #OTalk in every tweet,…
🌈OT_Expert 🌻 @OT_Expert
RT @OTalk_: #OTalk in 30mins with @OT_rach - Do Occupational Therapist routinely assess clients menstrual cycle, it’s affect on functioning…
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Excited but slightly nervous for tonight #OTalk Need a sugar hit before we start, I wonder if this is related to my cycle?
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @OTalk_: #OTalk in 15 mins... time to grab a drink and catch up on the blog before we start this evening's chat with @OT_rach - Do Occup…
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @teohjouyin: Great topic! And in case I am no longer awake for #otalk - yes, I do this. Menstrual cycles affect many aspects of daily li…
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
RT @OTalk_: Three facts to remember about #Otalk 1. It’s pronounced O TALK (not OT Talk) 2. Always put the hashtag #OTalk in every tweet,…
Helen OTUK @Helen_OTUK
I am ready.... #OTalk https://t.co/6Com5vA5gP
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Hi all looking forward to tonight's chat, here to help me tonight is @KatieCMajor, the questions will come form my account, but look out for her tweets to. say hi if your here. #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Good evening #OTalk @Helen_OTUK on the account this evening. just shout if you have any questions.... https://t.co/r8CpO1BW5T
OTalk @OTalk_
Good evening all, well it is 8pm (UK) so that means time for #OTalk, just a little reminder of the house rules.... but most of all enjoy the chat, engage as much as you feel able and comfortable to... have fun! https://t.co/vxtc7ukieQ
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Welcome all, I hope you enjoy tonights #OTalk - The subject might be a sensitive one for some, so please bare this in mind, and please only disclose what you are comfortable with.
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
House rules! #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
So has anyone read/listen to @MaisieHill_ book Period Power? before we get on tonight questions did you have any thoughts? #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Welcome one and all... who is with us this evening, please say hi even if you intend to lurk... #OTalk https://t.co/2nbPudTd6S
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @OTalk_: Good evening #OTalk @Helen_OTUK on the account this evening. just shout if you have any questions.... https://t.co/r8CpO1BW5T
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @OTalk_: Welcome one and all... who is with us this evening, please say hi even if you intend to lurk... #OTalk https://t.co/2nbPudTd6S
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
Good evening everyone :-) Been a while since I’ve joined in an OTalk. Think tonight will be an interesting topic and one we should talk about more!! #Otalk
Holly C @ot_hollyc
Joining in with #OTalk this evening. Plonked on sofa with lemsip and a severe hobnob shortage.
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Welcome #OTalk
Suzanne K @Suzie_kidsOT
I made it, I'm ready with my brew for #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Welcome #OTalk
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
RT @OTalk_: Good evening all, well it is 8pm (UK) so that means time for #OTalk, just a little reminder of the house rules.... but most of…
Millie @feministOT
@OT_rach @MaisieHill_ Hi Rachel, first time on OTalk and really impressed OTs having the conversation. I have been interested in this topic for many years, since before I knew what OT was, so looking forward to the chat #OTALK
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Fab welcome #OTalk
Janelle Gullan @GullanJanelle
@OTalk_ Janelle from Melbourne Australia joining #OTalk at 5am!!
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@OTalk_ Hello from Malaysia it's 3am #OTalk
Mary Booth @MaryBoothOT
#OTalk I’m ready https://t.co/iztFYc7mZH
OTalk @OTalk_
Now that is dedication! #OTalk welcome.
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Great to have you here, Helen is on the @OTalk_ Account tonight so if you get lost or struggle give her a shout and she’ll help you out. #otalk
Mary Booth @MaryBoothOT
RT @OT_rach: House rules! #OTalk https://t.co/4sylk9KVZU
Rachel OT 🌻 @_rachelOT
@OTalk_ Hello #otalk ☺️
Joanne Adamson @joannegadamson
@OT_rach @MaisieHill_ I hadn't heard of it prior to this evening but it's jumping straight to the top of my 'to read' list! #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Amazing thank you for being here. #OTalk
Katie Major @KatieCMajor
Hi everyone, looking forward to seeing where the conversation takes us this evening #OTalk
Mary Booth @MaryBoothOT
RT @OT_rach: So has anyone read/listen to @MaisieHill_ book Period Power? before we get on tonight questions did you have any thoughts? #OT
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Question 1) Do you routinely ask about, assess for or provide interventions relating to your clients menstrual cycle? If so please give examples, if no why not? #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
even more dedication! #OTalk welcome
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
I’m overwhelmed with the amount of people that want to engage in this chat tonight, or this morning depending on where you are in the world. #otalk 🥰
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
RT @OT_rach: Question 1) Do you routinely ask about, assess for or provide interventions relating to your clients menstrual cycle? If so pl…
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Thanks mum 🙏🏼 #Otalk
Holly C @ot_hollyc
@joannegadamson @OT_rach @MaisieHill_ No it's on my kindle though so I'll be checking it out soon. Have been reading lots recently around cycles & hormones recently though, some podcasts from @EmpoweredbyIron have been helpful. #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk Question 1.....
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@_rachelOT @OTalk_ Welcome #OTalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@OTalk_ Hello! Very intrigued by this #OTalk 🤔 looking forward to some interesting conversation!
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@joannegadamson @MaisieHill_ I loved it, and really made me think about the occupations we are engage in #Otalk
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
Haven’t read it but the intro to tonight’s talk made me smile when I read some of the questions mentioned/answered in it! Seriously though, I did think - oh yeah - why don’t we address this more; definitely impacts on occupation #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OT_rach No- because that is not the population I work with at work at all. #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @KatieCMajor: Hi everyone, looking forward to seeing where the conversation takes us this evening #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@BillWongOT You don’t work with women bill? #otalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
👇🏼👇🏼 Happening now!
Mary Booth @MaryBoothOT
#OTalk remind me how to get only the OTalk stream
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Oh I will definitely check that podcast out! #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @OTalk_: #OTalk Question 1..... https://t.co/RvZnRYcayj
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Welcome #Otalk
Helen OTUK @Helen_OTUK
@OT_rach Yes, I do, most often related to personal care and how we manage with our needs to maintain personal care. But this often leads onto related issues... fatigue, pain etc... #OTalk
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@OT_rach Oops I didn't tag #OTalk
Millie @feministOT
@OT_rach Im a student bt wld be interested to know if there were specific areas in which OTs cld take this work - it wld be my dream to wrk in womens services specifically with hormonal / womens health issues, my background is in Nutritional Therapy so have followed this area 4yrs #OTalk
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
Honestly, no we don’t, and I haven’t so far in my OT work come across addressing this. Perhaps some services lend themselves more to this than others e.g. age groups, time spent with service users, types of interventions offered and the focus of the service? #otalk
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
Most of my clients are post menopausal so it’s not something I’ve asked about in this role as yet #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@EllenChisman That was my thoughts all the way through listening to the audiobook version! #OTalk
Katie Major @KatieCMajor
In adult learning disabilities this would maybe be included when exploring independence in toileting, but not sure I would have ever asked the direct question about periods. Does anyone directly as the question? #OTalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@OT_rach I work with children with ABI. It is common for a period to cease post Injury #otalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@OT_rach some need support to manage hygiene aspects of their period once it re-starts #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@MaryBoothOT Click on the hashtag then you’ll have to keep on refreshing the screen at the top! #otalk
Holly C @ot_hollyc
1) I predominantly see patients 70+ on stroke rehab wards so never asked! Worked with some younger women in acute MH but the rapport wasn't there to ask out right or discuss cycle 😅 #OTalk
Suzanne K @Suzie_kidsOT
@OTalk_ it is something i considered by chance when discussing a child's behaviours and engagement with intervention, and asked family to keep a diary and it rolled out of my mouth with no thought to consider her cycle, and after thought it is something i really should consider #OTalk
Chloe Kitto @chloe_kitto
@OT_rach @MaisieHill_ Not personally, but my OT colleague/good friend is currently reading it with great personal interest! #OTalk
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@OT_rach Malaysia is the fattest country in Asia / Southeast Asia hence the need for #occupationaltherapists to play a role in this area. #Otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @Helen_OTUK: @OT_rach Yes, I do, most often related to personal care and how we manage with our needs to maintain personal care. But thi…
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@Helen_OTUK How do you address it? #otalk
Rachel OT 🌻 @_rachelOT
@OT_rach Yes - depending on how open people are to discussing this I try to raise this where appropriate. I work in mental health and the menstrual cycle (and hormonal contraception) can cause so much disruption to how we are functioning #otalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@EllenChisman 🙋🏼‍♀️I second this, has never been a part of our assessment in my current role but maybe due to client group #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@teohjouyin Don’t forget the # otherwise you end up on Helens naughty step. @OTalk_ #otalk 😳
Sarah Sharland @SarahSharland19
@OTalk_ Hi #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Thoughts,? Is this a specialist area or should it be routinely provided through all occupational therapy practice with us who identify as women? #otalk
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@OT_rach From obesity rehab I expanded my practice to workplace health and well-being. So menses talk was necessary too. Health literacy low #OTalk
Katie Major @KatieCMajor
@Suzie_kidsOT @OTalk_ This is very similar in adult learning disabilities and I am now realising it's the same since I started working in paediatrics #otalk
Chloe Kitto @chloe_kitto
@OT_rach #OTalk Yes, every female patient. I work in chronic/complex pain and when I use the COPM for assessment I ask about “periods, sex and bum wiping” specifically citing that they can be part of the OT plan but rarely do people tend to volunteer this at first assessment.
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Question 2) From your own experiences of having a menstrual cycle or from knowing someone that does, what impact does it have on engagement in occupations that you need to or want to do? #OTalk
Janelle Gullan @GullanJanelle
@feministOT @OT_rach I am combining my training as an Arvigo practitioner with OT to address menstrual challenges, body connection and activity participation #OTalk
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
Just looking up the audio book version now...I think listening to an audio version discussing menstruation would be even better! #otalk
Emily OT Student 🌿 @emilyOTstudent
@OT_rach Not in my current role as student OT and Support Worker, but I think it's needed! It seems to be a taboo or too private to address. I work with people who have learning disabilities, which may need support with this. #OTalk
Sarah Sharland @SarahSharland19
@OTalk_ It’s not actually included in our standard pre-admission assessment. I do ask about it but I can imagine it would get missed by male colleagues #OTalk
Josie @josiejo_OT
@OT_rach #OTalk working in learning disabilities, periods definitely come up - particularly when thinking about impacting factors on engagement and also in skills development work
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@CeeCeeOT How do you know they’re postmenopausal? Do you ask? #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @KatieCMajor: In adult learning disabilities this would maybe be included when exploring independence in toileting, but not sure I would…
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@feministOT @OT_rach If you look at my tweets in response to the main thread, obesity rehab and workplace health and well-being were where I did this #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Suzie_kidsOT: @OTalk_ it is something i considered by chance when discussing a child's behaviours and engagement with intervention, and…
Mary Booth @MaryBoothOT
RT @OTalk_: #OTalk https://t.co/F5nKcXw2Hv
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @Suzie_kidsOT: @OTalk_ it is something i considered by chance when discussing a child's behaviours and engagement with intervention, and…
Mary Booth @MaryBoothOT
RT @OTalk_: #OTalk Question 1..... https://t.co/RvZnRYcayj
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @chloe_kitto: @OT_rach #OTalk Yes, every female patient. I work in chronic/complex pain and when I use the COPM for assessment I ask abo…
Hannah McWilliamsOT @Hannah_Mcw
@OTalk_ Hello OTs! #OTalk
Millie @feministOT
@OT_rach #otalk clearly it should be dealt with routinely but definitely needs a whole heap of specialist training to thoroughly understand the cycles from a biomedical, hormonal, physical occupational perspective. Could definitely see this embedded into an OT curriculum
Janelle Gullan @GullanJanelle
@OT_rach @Helen_OTUK I’m using education about menstrual rhythms as a framework to understand the experience of mothering transitions and as a roadmap for self care #OTalk
#HelloMyNameIs Laura @laurareidOT
@OT_rach I do, in relation to personal care and increasing independence with teenagers and young adults within the special needs school I work in. I often use play as a practice tool, social stories and/or visual symbols to aid communication and learning in this area. #OTalk #ADL
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@emilyOTstudent @OT_rach In my role too. I think because it is not the primary scope of my work setting, it is seldom addressed. #otalk
Helen OTUK @Helen_OTUK
@OT_rach depends on the individual, it could be that the individual is unable to manage personal hygiene or knowing what products to use. Also aids to assist with tampon insertion etc..... or developing a strategy for support works to assist if required. #OTalk
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
Fatigue, pain, mood changes, roller-coaster of emotions that can mean you avoid occupations, they are a struggle, you choose different ones that suit what you feel more at the time, you adapt some to get through them. BUT sometimes you also take a cue to rest! #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
I’m glad you mentioned hormonal contraception, do others ask if their clients are using contraception and how that might impact on their mood? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @feministOT: @OT_rach #otalk clearly it should be dealt with routinely but definitely needs a whole heap of specialist training to thoro…
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@OT_rach Students who can't show up for class due to menstrual pain #OTalk working women who don't realise having menses every 6 months is unusual
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@OT_rach It's mood and nutrition for me in turn affecting occupations - I've never given it too much thought as I think we just accept it as part of life but, on reflection, it really can have an impact #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@beckycooper___ @EllenChisman What’s your client group? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@feministOT @OT_rach Maybe physical disabilities, or gerontology course curriculum? I think that section went like a blur to me in OT school. Wish they spent more time on this! #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Welcome #otalk
Suzanne K @Suzie_kidsOT
@KatieCMajor @OTalk_ It's funny you should mention LD, as I've also recently thought there could be better joint workings with our LD teams to understand behaviour more, in particular when trying to provide and encourage tolerance of equipment #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk Question 2.....
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@BillWongOT @feministOT Why just these areas bill? #otalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@OT_rach @EllenChisman Older people and adults- usually individuals over 65, rarely see individuals younger than this #OTalk
Holly C @ot_hollyc
@OT_rach 2- not sure if Implanon related, but PMS really worsens my depression and anxiety, the week before is a nightmare. Plus physical symptoms- fatigue, migraines, flu like symptoms #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @chloe_kitto: @OT_rach #OTalk Yes, every female patient. I work in chronic/complex pain and when I use the COPM for assessment I ask abo…
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@OT_rach We also need to talk more about endometriosis which affects menses of course #OTalk and daily functioning. Very much.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OT_rach @feministOT I was thinking about courses in OT curriculum that will fit in our education that are probably appropriate. #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@chloe_kitto How do your clients respond to these questions? #otalk
Janelle Gullan @GullanJanelle
@OT_rach I believe it is something all OTs should be asking about, but just like with sex or pelvic health an on-referral may be most appropriate depending on the clients challenges and clinicians experience #OTalk
Charlotte Pears @lottie_ps
@OT_rach #OTalk due to the nature of #endometriosis and its symptoms. It completely effects my engagement and function. Particularly, with patients I will find myself asking for them to repeat, because I've had a hit of horrendous pain in my abdominals, which has distracted me.
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Why do we just accept it? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@beckycooper___ @OT_rach @EllenChisman Same for the most part with me. People who are younger in my work... generally they have psych diagnoses. #otalk
Rachel OT 🌻 @_rachelOT
@OT_rach I have a complex cycle (endometriosis, which took 11 years to diagnose & sensitivity to hormonal changes which ruins my MH). For many people with these experiences, there can only 1 week per month where we feel anywhere near "normal". In short - it impacts everything #otalk
Chloe Kitto @chloe_kitto
@OT_rach #OTalk Time off work, reduced concentration/preoccupation with unseen physical symptoms, emotional dysregulation, low BP, reduced standing tolerance=poor work performance, social isolation, feelings of guilt, less physical activity, lowered motivation, tension in relationships.
Millie @feministOT
@OT_rach @BillWongOT Exactly #OTalk it’s so much more than physical. It’s not just about putting in a tampon and forgetting about it for the rest of the month
Holly C @ot_hollyc
@OT_rach I do powerlifting, and it's very interesting how different stages of the cycle can affect strength. You are actually strongest when menstruating- magic hormones! But the week before... it's a drag to even get myself to training. #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @GullanJanelle: @feministOT @OT_rach I am combining my training as an Arvigo practitioner with OT to address menstrual challenges, body…
Josie @josiejo_OT
@OT_rach #OTalk I feel a drastic change in my energy levels and frustration tolerance.. I definitely seek out more quiet, self-care occupations - also exercise really does help! (although I often feel too tired to do much)
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@BillWongOT @feministOT @OT_rach But menstrual issues are not unique only to these populations #otalk
Emily OT Student 🌿 @emilyOTstudent
@OT_rach I used to have an eating disorder, which also makes your periods completely stop. When I recovered, I was not prepared at all for the restarting of it. Some guidance and support would've helped, due to how the hormones affected my mood & energy levels. #OTalk
Janelle Gullan @GullanJanelle
@OT_rach I always ask what contraception someone is using - current and in the past #OTalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@OT_rach As OTs this comes under the umbrella of self care.We start by asking the child/family Qs as part of information gathering &initial Ax #otalk
Suzanne K @Suzie_kidsOT
@OTalk_ I've suffered migraines years, but it wasnt until I began this job have quite a regular lifestyle, I realised it could be linked to my own cycle. It is still something I am monitoring, but at times I have been unable to get out of bed, impacting and all aspects of life! #OTalk
Sarah Sharland @SarahSharland19
@OT_rach It really does affect mood and motivation, tolerance and dietary choices #OTalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@OT_rach We may gather information from school staff too and liaise with doctors to review medication as this can impact too #otalk
Charlotte Pears @lottie_ps
@_rachelOT @OT_rach 100% agree. Feel your pain as a fellow #endowarrior#OTalk
Mary Booth @MaryBoothOT
RT @chloe_kitto: @OT_rach #OTalk Yes, every female patient. I work in chronic/complex pain and when I use the COPM for assessment I ask abo…
Holly C @ot_hollyc
(cont) I used to take a lot of time off as my mood and physical health just plummets, believing it to be CFS but then made the link between the time of the month and when I would get these symptoms. #OTalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@OT_rach On a personal level, it's a part of life which is expected and just... Happens, I guess! But again, reflecting on it is making me think much deeper about the experience as a whole #OTalk
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@emilyOTstudent @OT_rach Yes this. Many clients I worked with who had obesity-related issues had signs of eating disorder too #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Interesting, any male occupational therapists in the chat tonight? How would you feel about asking a female client about their cycle? #otalk are there other subjects were shy away from, because of embarrassment, social norms?
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
Mostly older adults so far. I have done small bits with younger people on placements and where I have just moved to. I dont recall it being addressed in those settings though either #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@feministOT @OT_rach I was thinking about physical disabilities or gerontology because this subject seems to fit the most based on the scope of topics that are taught in my uni. They are actually pretty comprehensive and do cover cognition and psych aspects of occupations. #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Question 3) What assessment tools could we use as occupational therapist to understand the impact clients menstrual cycles may be having on their functioning? #OTalk
Millie @feministOT
@teohjouyin @OT_rach Hell yes! #Otalk especially with the very late Dx of endo, PCOS etc women’s issues are routinely missed! Time for Dx up to ten years...
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@SammyRandallOT @OT_rach Sounds like a good way to incorporate this into the curriculum! #otalk
Rachel OT 🌻 @_rachelOT
@lottie_ps @OT_rach Oh no, not you too!! 💜 It sucks #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk Question 3.....
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@CeeCeeOT Does assumptions help? Also, just because you stopped having periods does your cycle stop I guess it’s a question I don’t know the answer to? #otalk
Janelle Gullan @GullanJanelle
@OT_rach We need a huge conversation about #commonnotnormal in regard to menstrual health, just like there has been in pelvic health #OTalk
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
RT @OT_rach: @CeeCeeOT Does assumptions help? Also, just because you stopped having periods does your cycle stop I guess it’s a question I…
Emily OT Student 🌿 @emilyOTstudent
@OT_rach I used to have an eating disorder, which also makes your periods completely stop. When I recovered, I was not prepared at all for the restarting of it. Some guidance and support would've helped, due to how the hormones affected my mood & energy levels. #OTalk
Millie @feministOT
@OT_rach #otalk because women’s issues are routinely undervalued and ignored... #patriarchy
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@OT_rach Consider patterns of mood or behaviour related to menstruation cycle, consider routines, environment and access to toilet #otalk
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
Just thinking should also consider the tasks involved in physically managing periods - just thinking back to my Hands placement for example - and being able use products and keep your routine and independence in this etc #otalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@OT_rach @CeeCeeOT This is interesting 🤔 is it just this physical symptom that stops or does everything that comes with the menstrual cycle stop too? #OTalk
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@feministOT @OT_rach Yes, working with those issues was so routine for me that I guess I forgot #occupationaltherapists don't talk about the much #OTalk
Suzanne K @Suzie_kidsOT
@beckycooper___ @OT_rach Completely agree, it is only something I have really considered the last 6 month's or so that it can impact your life so much #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
A few of you have mentioned you work with older people? It’s an honest question I don’t know the answer to just because your period stops does that mean your cycle does also? Similarly with hormonal contraception, that might stop your period but do you still have a cycle? #OTalk
Rachel OT 🌻 @_rachelOT
@chloe_kitto @OT_rach I feel that this encompasses the experience perfectly! #otalk
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
RT @beckycooper___: @OT_rach @CeeCeeOT This is interesting 🤔 is it just this physical symptom that stops or does everything that comes with…
Sarah Sharland @SarahSharland19
@OT_rach Fatigue is a big issue actually. Which affects engagement. The general discomfort and physical changes premenstrually also affect motivation to engage in exercise etc. #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@_rachelOT @lottie_ps What copy mechanisms do you use to help you engage in occupations? #otalk how open and honest are you with others about these?
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@GullanJanelle @OT_rach Should it be a topic that needs to be addressed in a wide array of areas in our textbooks- pediatrics, mental health, physical disabilities, gerontology, etc.? #otalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@Suzie_kidsOT @OT_rach It's so interesting to think about, isn't it! Really broadening my mindset on this topic #OTalk
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@OT_rach What is that assessment where we draw out times of the day to determine habits and routines? Occupational Questionnaire? #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@BillWongOT @feministOT Everyone who identifies as a woman will have a cycle. So it could potentially affect clients across the spectrum! #otalk
Helen OTUK @Helen_OTUK
@OT_rach does not always stop it... the implant for example can result in longer / shorter / lighter / heavier / more or less frequent menstruation.... #OTalk
Suzanne K @Suzie_kidsOT
@OT_rach Consideration/assement could be given ranges of movement and hand function regarding managing the actual period. #OTalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@OT_rach Workplaces are starting to recognise impact of menopause on performance &develop workplace policies & guidance to support employees #otalk
Katie Major @KatieCMajor
@OT_rach In older adults even if they dont continue to have a cycle, their change in hormones may be impacting their well being and function in a different way. So still worth asking the question #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Do you something to monitor this? #otalk also hormones are amazing?
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @josiejo_OT: @OT_rach #OTalk I feel a drastic change in my energy levels and frustration tolerance.. I definitely seek out more quiet, s…
Mary Booth @MaryBoothOT
RT @Suzie_kidsOT: @OTalk_ it is something i considered by chance when discussing a child's behaviours and engagement with intervention, and…
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@beckycooper___ @Suzie_kidsOT @OT_rach Doing this #OTalk is making me wonder why I didn't go on to do menstrual health research lol.
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @emilyOTstudent: @OT_rach I used to have an eating disorder, which also makes your periods completely stop. When I recovered, I was not…
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
Start withmore common-place inclusion & discussion when talking about personal https://t.co/QZ8lsk2VJ1 it becomes more routine in discussions/assessments.Look at the person’s normal routine,current abilities (as much as they wish) & how we could enable,as usual #OTalk
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
@beckycooper___ @OT_rach So you mean PMS and so on? #OTalk #menopause
Holly C @ot_hollyc
@OT_rach I have a coach but I know not to be hard on myself during those weeks, and when I can push it! #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@emilyOTstudent It’s okay, and thank you for your honesty, any occupational therapist working on eating disorders? Is helping the patient manage their cycle part of your intervention? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @EllenChisman: Start withmore common-place inclusion & discussion when talking about personal https://t.co/QZ8lsk2VJ1 it becomes more ro…
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
Good point :-) #Otalk
Mary Booth @MaryBoothOT
RT @OT_rach: @emilyOTstudent It’s okay, and thank you for your honesty, any occupational therapist working on eating disorders? Is helpin…
Rachel OT 🌻 @_rachelOT
@OT_rach I wonder if it would be useful to repeat the MOHOST (or something similar) at different stages of the cycle, to promote reflection on those fluctuations in function. I guess something that is self reported (diary?) would be useful, as it can change so much even day to day #otalk
Mary Booth @MaryBoothOT
RT @_rachelOT: @OT_rach I wonder if it would be useful to repeat the MOHOST (or something similar) at different stages of the cycle, to pro…
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@CeeCeeOT @OT_rach Yeah, thinking like the hormonal changes - mood, fatigue, eating habits, weight loss/gain #OTalk
Janelle Gullan @GullanJanelle
@OT_rach @CeeCeeOT I believe these longer feminine rhythms continue around us regardless of where we are in the lifespan or what is happening with our actual cycle #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Do people agree it comes under self-care? Just a thought, does it affect your productivity and leisure also? #otalk
Holly C @ot_hollyc
RT @SammyRandallOT: @OT_rach Workplaces are starting to recognise impact of menopause on performance &develop workplace policies & guidance…
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@emilyOTstudent @OT_rach Thanks for sharing.This is similar to people post ABI. Raising awareness is important so appropriate support & treatment can be given #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@Suzie_kidsOT @OTalk_ Do you use anything to monitor this? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@KatieCMajor @OT_rach And probably an important question to ask during initial evaluation in many settings. #otalk
Rachel Reece OT @RRenable
I now work with under fives so this topic is not as relevant to me... However I’m curious if anyone has any better solutions for women with an upper limb amputation or shoulder restrictions due to surgery? #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Question 4) What are the possible interventions we could engage our clients in to enable them to manage the occupation of their dealing with their period? #OTalk
Katie Major @KatieCMajor
I wonder if women are able to not be so hard on themselves in the workplace when they know their performance is reduced?
Millie @feministOT
@teohjouyin @beckycooper___ @Suzie_kidsOT @OT_rach Wld love to do this for research have been interested in this area for years but there’s so much injustice around it makes me quite angry! #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
I use an app to help track my cycle, #otalk I’m on day 9 today. https://t.co/O6jOxayQ28
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@chloe_kitto @OT_rach I usually ask how their menstrual cycles are like, I think it could have been a box in my biomedical data collection form actually. #Otalk
Charlotte Pears @lottie_ps
@OT_rach @_rachelOT Coping mechanisms involve pain medication & adjusting my work load as possible to take physical lighter tasks where possible. I'm a total open book, with friend, colleagues and patients, if relevant. My management are fantastic, very supportive with my recent surgery #OTalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@OT_rach Absolutely affects leisure! I have sometimes actively avoided some leisure activities because of the menstrual cycle, eg. Swimming! #OTalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@OT_rach It could depend on age and stage as to whether it impacts mostly on self care, productivity, leisure or all 3 #otalk
Suzanne K @Suzie_kidsOT
@ot_hollyc @OT_rach Wow, another aspect to think about then....I had only thought about permanent affected hand function, but varying functions is another thing to consider #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OT_rach Lifestyle redesign comes to mind. We need to be holistic in addressing such needs in different occupational contexts. #otalk
OT Sophie @OTSophie
@OT_rach Not at all as all current patients are elderly, although menopause questions could be something we should include. #OTalk
Millie @feministOT
@OT_rach Definitely not! It can encompass all! #OTalk
Holly C @ot_hollyc
@KatieCMajor Having an understanding team helps, if you just need some quiet time to do some non-clinical stuff or some extra breaks. #OTalk
Janelle Gullan @GullanJanelle
@OT_rach I think seeing it as self care is only a small of menstruation and it’s impact on wellbeing and function #OTalk
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
From my own experience it used to have a huge impact, causing me to miss lectures, work and stay indoors where possible until medication helped
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @beckycooper___: @OT_rach Absolutely affects leisure! I have sometimes actively avoided some leisure activities because of the menstrual…
Mary Booth @MaryBoothOT
@OT_rach #otalk however fit many inter question may be more appropriate with leisure and productivity especially if they report fluctuations
OT Sophie @OTSophie
@OT_rach I use the same one. So good for pattern finding #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
👏🏽👏🏽👏🏻👏🏻👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾👏🏿 absolutely!! Couldn’t agree more, but what can we do as a female dominating profession, to combat this? #otalk
Katie Major @KatieCMajor
@OT_rach Really good question. I would say that is dependent on what is being most impacted. Maybe able to deal with physical management but emotionally it may impact leisure and productivity #OTalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@OT_rach For children I think it impacts on their independence with self management during their self care routine #otalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@OT_rach Have tried doing this also - you can track on fitbit as well as recording physical symptoms and how you are feeling mentally throughout your cycle. I guess would be interesting to see if there is a clear pattern between cycles #OTalk
Rachel OT 🌻 @_rachelOT
@OT_rach @lottie_ps A tonne of planning - I track my cycle and try to determine how awful my symptoms will be when booking things in advance. Until I got my diagnosis I was probably less open, when disclosing to friends/colleagues I have been surprised by (both men & women's) understanding #otalk
Holly C @ot_hollyc
@Suzie_kidsOT @OT_rach I actually looked in to it and it's a very common symptom! Also slower cognition and processing. Or maybe that's just me pre-coffee #OTalk
OT Sophie @OTSophie
@OT_rach Mood booster, food and mood work, trigger work, #OTalk
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@feministOT @beckycooper___ @Suzie_kidsOT @OT_rach Maybe we can look into doing something together although I worry about whether I should take on more workload than I already have! #OTalk
Millie @feministOT
@OT_rach #OTalk I’ve used period tracking apps with my previous clients (NT) such as @clue who use their anonymised data for research purposes
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
This week’s #otalk is giving me a humble pie. Sure have to learn a lot more about this week’s topic and how overlooked it is in my area of practice. https://t.co/eTNjFoxoqS
Emily OT Student 🌿 @emilyOTstudent
@OT_rach There is also a menstrual management model, based on Kielhofner's model of human occupation MOHO. They may also be struggling with menstrual cycle due to period poverty! Some people struggle to buy pads etc, educating in use of moon cups etc... #OTalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@OT_rach Organising and planning ahead to have the tools to self manage #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @GullanJanelle: @OT_rach I think seeing it as self care is only a small of menstruation and it’s impact on wellbeing and function #OTalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@OT_rach Visual schedules or reminders can help. Analyse the steps in the task to promote independence #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @SammyRandallOT: @OT_rach For children I think it impacts on their independence with self management during their self care routine #ota
OT Sophie @OTSophie
@OT_rach So so many. Affects socialising, energy, sleep, concentration, exercise.... #otalk
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@OT_rach Mindful engagement with occupations, pacing #OTalk
Mary Booth @MaryBoothOT
RT @feministOT: @OT_rach #OTalk I’ve used period tracking apps with my previous clients (NT) such as @clue who use their anonymised data fo…
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach I feel this would be different depending on the individual person! All areas can be affected but some may be affected more than others! I believe it is entirely down to the individual and we should work with them on the area most affected first #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @SammyRandallOT: @OT_rach Visual schedules or reminders can help. Analyse the steps in the task to promote independence #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk Question 4......
Suzanne K @Suzie_kidsOT
@OT_rach @OTalk_ Just good old fashioned pen and paper in my diary at present. Try to not down how much impact it had, also the weather and if I have eaten anything random in the couple of days prior. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ARose_StudentOT: @OT_rach I feel this would be different depending on the individual person! All areas can be affected but some may be…
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Absolutely, and what products to people use? I prefer a pad, as due to my cerebral palsy I found putting a tampon in difficult. #otalk I recently tried a Menstrual cup, as I want to be more environmentally friendly but equally found this difficult to insert. #otalk
Millie @feministOT
@OT_rach #OTalk have more conversations like this, develop CPD, embed it into the curriculum #consciousnessraising and then force the issues... we need adequate robust research, policy, recognition of these issues! #OccupationalRights
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@OT_rach Providing education and signposting to relevant services #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @feministOT: @OT_rach #OTalk have more conversations like this, develop CPD, embed it into the curriculum #consciousnessraising and then…
Charlotte Pears @lottie_ps
@OT_rach I use Flo app, to track it all. So useful to help my self-manage #OTalk
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
Reflection and planning: how are they affected, what helps, what doesn’t? If possible to know around when next period will be, make some plans to adapt occupations, change occupations. Alternative products: for ease of use, or more able to do things e.g. swim with some #otalk
Holly C @ot_hollyc
@OT_rach Definitely more education needed around your own cycle and what to expect at each stage, kind of like a WRAP but for your cycle?! #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @KatieCMajor: @OT_rach In older adults even if they dont continue to have a cycle, their change in hormones may be impacting their well…
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @Helen_OTUK: @OT_rach does not always stop it... the implant for example can result in longer / shorter / lighter / heavier / more or le…
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @SammyRandallOT: @OT_rach Workplaces are starting to recognise impact of menopause on performance &develop workplace policies & guidance…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@feministOT @OT_rach Speaking of embedding into curriculum, lecturers and departments should creatively make space. If not, at least it can be an OT society brown bag lunch topic for students to learn. #otalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@SammyRandallOT @OT_rach It’s vital to consider patterns of mood and behaviour (PMDD for example can have a massive impact on occupational function and engagement), routines (how are these affected), environment, pain and fatigue levels etc. Other physical symptoms (e.g. bladder/bowel related) #OTalk
Millie @feministOT
@teohjouyin @beckycooper___ @Suzie_kidsOT @OT_rach Would love to #OTalk ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@OT_rach I would want to discuss with somebody who was approachable and mature about the topic so establishing a strong rapport would definitely be good #OTalk
Helen OTUK @Helen_OTUK
@OT_rach This is a very common situation for many women who I work with... important to have the discussion as my focus of practice would be personal care (physical ability to complete personal care routines) the type of product used has a significant impact.... #OTalk
MSOT @MSOT_sandwell
@OT_rach Yes, I regularly ask about menstruation, women’s health screening, menopause, intercourse & contraception in an initial ax w/ women with MS as it can affect the condition, treatment &be affected by the condition (both as a symptom &as a result of functional difficulties) #OTalk
Suzanne K @Suzie_kidsOT
@OT_rach Some of my kids it is relates to self care and their independence, but with some of the children with profound LD, id be interested to learn if their cycle affects how well an assessment for say equipment may go if I picked a better time of the month! #OTalk
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
Getting a mooncup was one of the best things I haven done!! But understand different things will work for different people. Feel better about less waste but also I can swim, it is comfy, feel very in control with it :-) #otalk
Millie @feministOT
@emilyOTstudent @OT_rach Yessss! Need to research this, thanks #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @MSOT_sandwell: @OT_rach Yes, I regularly ask about menstruation, women’s health screening, menopause, intercourse & contraception in an…
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
I think so Bill, I think it’s an area dramatically neglected by the medical profession across-the-board not just occupational therapists. #otalk understanding the impact of a cycle is so important.
OT Sophie @OTSophie
@feministOT @OT_rach My (non ot) friends and I talk about how more holistic work is needed for women and hormones. All my friends who have had struggles just get offered anti depressants which they dont want #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Please do this! #otalk
Becky Cooper @beckycooper___
@EllenChisman Googling mooncup as we speak! #OTalk
Mary Booth @MaryBoothOT
RT @MSOT_sandwell: @OT_rach Yes, I regularly ask about menstruation, women’s health screening, menopause, intercourse & contraception in an…
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@BillWongOT @feministOT @OT_rach I don't know if most OT schools incorporate exercises where students do OT on themselves. Self ax, self intervention. Mine did. #OTalk
Denise Harris @denisejharris
Hello there very late to the party - but just scrolling through the tweets to catch up #OTalk
Katie Major @KatieCMajor
Colleagues of mine were also discussing underwear with integrated sanitary wear. We had in mind women with Autism who struggle to tolerate a pad in their underwear #otalk
Mary Booth @MaryBoothOT
RT @Suzie_kidsOT: @OT_rach Some of my kids it is relates to self care and their independence, but with some of the children with profound L…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OT_rach Maybe some people can have the guts to bug the editors of our textbooks and give their constructive 2 cents. #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @EllenChisman: Start withmore common-place inclusion & discussion when talking about personal https://t.co/QZ8lsk2VJ1 it becomes more ro…
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach I’m a trustee for a local charity which my friend set up to support women with menstrual health problems and period poverty! Being aware of things like this is important and something we can recommend for clients to get additional support (1) #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Question 5) What are the possible interventions we could work on with clients to enable them to manage and understand the impact of the menstrual cycle on their ability to engage in occupations? #OTalk
Suzanne K @Suzie_kidsOT
@feministOT @teohjouyin @beckycooper___ @OT_rach Definately something that's peaked my research interest! #OTalk It's just time isn't it 🤨
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @EllenChisman: Good point :-) #Otalk https://t.co/oxpED3wotb
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@BillWongOT @feministOT @OT_rach Menstrual issues inevitably arose in these exercises as I had many students concerned about their weight as part of self care #OTalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@OT_rach I have heard people with LD being given a pill to permanently stop a period.I find this concerning. it raises many ethical Qs #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@teohjouyin @feministOT @OT_rach Well- what I was talking about was at least having an expert on this in OT to talk about OT’s role. #otalk
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
I would be very happy if one outcome of tonight is increased use of these haha. They are becoming a lot more widely available now in more shops, more colours etc ;-) #otalk
Denise Harris @denisejharris
@beckycooper___ @CeeCeeOT @OT_rach I think this is important because #Menopause is all part of the same process #OTalk
Charlotte Pears @lottie_ps
@OT_rach Talk about it to everyone. We have to take any embarrassment away from the subject #OTalk
Millie @feministOT
@beckycooper___ @OT_rach #OTalk I’d definitely feel at ease if somebody really knew what they were talking about and made the space for the conversation, centred it with it’s evidence base...
Sarah Sharland @SarahSharland19
@OT_rach I worked with a male consultant psychiatrist who dismissed my observations that menstrual cycle was affecting a patient’s negatively mood and behaviour, he was adamant that it was all down to her Huntington’s ##OTalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach From people going through similar situations! It’s an opportunity for them to talk to someone without feeling embarrassed! Also beneficial if someone is experiencing financial difficulties and this impacts upon occupational engagement when having a period (2) #OTalk
MSOT @MSOT_sandwell
@OT_rach Agree that tracking apps can be really helpful to identify or manage the potential impact of periods on MS. Education is a huge factor, to understand the impact of the raise of body temperature on the condition in terms of pseudorelapse & symptom increase. #OTalk
Rachel OT 🌻 @_rachelOT
@OT_rach I guess it depends on the aspects that they find most difficult - education, developing coping strategies, signposting (apps, contraceptive services). I feel that it's really important to remain trauma informed also as having a period can be so difficult for some women #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Using the MOHOST is a really interesting idea!! Whilst listening to the period power book, I tweeted @MOHOspark about this, she thought it was a brilliant idea! #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @GullanJanelle: @OT_rach @CeeCeeOT I believe these longer feminine rhythms continue around us regardless of where we are in the lifespan…
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach Period tracking apps (such a clue) are also great and also keeping a diary of symptoms, what triggers them etc. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OT_rach Again- lifestyle redesign comes to mind. I think we are equipped to support our patients with such needs to increase /maximize their independence in a variety of areas. #otalk
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
RT @emilyOTstudent: @OT_rach There is also a menstrual management model, based on Kielhofner's model of human occupation MOHO. They may als…
Janelle Gullan @GullanJanelle
We know so much about circadian rhythms and how they impact wellbeing; is anyone else considering this evidence and how it might also relate to being out of sync with the longer infradian rhythm of the menstrual cycle? #OTalk
Katie Major @KatieCMajor
@Suzie_kidsOT @OT_rach I think this would definitely impact. I would occasionally be told by family/support that if wasnt a good time due to having their period, but I also wonder how many times this wasnt linked to change in mood #otalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@OT_rach Communication aids, Breaking down task / grading activity and step by step visual sequence, Wobble watch and calendar to remind #otalk
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@BillWongOT @feministOT @OT_rach Well if I was leading the class I reckon I have enough professional experience on this topic to be expert enough then :P #OTalk
Helen OTUK @Helen_OTUK
@KatieCMajor also easy of use. Underwear with integrated sanitary products has been a solution I have recommended. I have found people who find it difficult to address with support workers, but need assistance find this an acceptable solution. 1/2 #OTalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@OT_rach Consider adapting environment or doing task in different way to increase independence #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@ARose_StudentOT @OT_rach And I think we should have a hand in knowing multiple options out there to possibly cater to needs of our diverse patient base. #otalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach I also feel it’s vital to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team! Many people may display symptoms relating to menstrual health conditions but may not have a diagnosis therefore I feel it is vital OTs know about different conditions and where to refer to etc. #OTalk
Charlotte Pears @lottie_ps
@GullanJanelle @OT_rach I find that I'm always looking after everyone, other than myself. I often get into bed and think I need to care for me too. Reflect on that, tell myself tomorrow I'll think about myself too. Wake up and go back into habits and forget about myself again! #OTalk
Mary Booth @MaryBoothOT
RT @Suzie_kidsOT: @feministOT @teohjouyin @beckycooper___ @OT_rach Definately something that's peaked my research interest! #OTalk It's jus…
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
Oh dear :( #otalk
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@BillWongOT @feministOT @OT_rach I don't think we should make assumptions that there won't be lecturers who wouldn't be experts. We do have lots of women OT faculty #OTalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@BillWongOT @OT_rach Absolutely! #OTalk
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@OT_rach Takes a bit of getting used to but I found it well worth the effort. Saves ££ too #OTalk
Emily OT Student 🌿 @emilyOTstudent
@OT_rach OTs working with Sexual Health Nurses & Services? Could be a great possibility! Goal setting in pad management skills with people who require it with LD in care. Educational and lifestyle approaches #OTalk
OT Sophie @OTSophie
@feministOT @OT_rach If we re looking preventatively as well, I'm sure it would interlinked with early intervention for MH really well #OTalk
Mary Booth @MaryBoothOT
RT @SarahSharland19: @OT_rach I worked with a male consultant psychiatrist who dismissed my observations that menstrual cycle was affecting…
Helen OTUK @Helen_OTUK
@KatieCMajor some find it easier to say I need my pink flowery underies today please.... #OTalk 2/2
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@BillWongOT @feministOT @OT_rach Lots of women have lived experience of menstrual issues btw, I am sure the same would apply for OT lecturers! #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
What I like is I can add some of my own symptoms, i’m beginning to track when I have spasms, related to my cerebral palsy to see if that is impacted on by my cycle. Early days! But during my last period I’ve got a lot more spasms than when I’m not on. #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @GullanJanelle: We know so much about circadian rhythms and how they impact wellbeing; is anyone else considering this evidence and how…
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach Different sanitary products! Different individuals tolerate different types of products and it’s not a one suits all. This is also something we cover in our charity workshops #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @KatieCMajor: @Suzie_kidsOT @OT_rach I think this would definitely impact. I would occasionally be told by family/support that if wasnt…
OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk Question 5......
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @SammyRandallOT: @OT_rach Communication aids, Breaking down task / grading activity and step by step visual sequence, Wobble watch and c…
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
This sounds very promising to me! #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @teohjouyin: @BillWongOT @feministOT @OT_rach Well if I was leading the class I reckon I have enough professional experience on this top…
Katie Major @KatieCMajor
@SammyRandallOT @OT_rach Do you know how this decision was made? Did MCA and best interests play a part in the decision making? #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @Helen_OTUK: @KatieCMajor also easy of use. Underwear with integrated sanitary products has been a solution I have recommended. I have f…
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@SarahSharland19 @OT_rach Oh no! :( #OTalk
Suzanne K @Suzie_kidsOT
@KatieCMajor @OT_rach Will be revisiting my caseload and requesting family to consider and monitor! #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @lottie_ps: @GullanJanelle @OT_rach I find that I'm always looking after everyone, other than myself. I often get into bed and think I n…
Fen Lemonsky @organiclemon
Just a quick word here on menstruation . Please don’t forget women with #PCOS. It’s very debilitating & they feel v inhibited often due to obesity. / weight struggles/ insulin resistance. See @maureen_busby @PCOSVitality . #OTalk OTs really can help ! 🙏💙
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach It should be routinely provided across all relevant occupational practice and not just to those who identify as women. There are people who are Transgender and indenting as men but still struggle with debilitating conditions such as endometriosis #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ #otalk
Sarah Sharland @SarahSharland19
@teohjouyin @OT_rach I kept a menstrual diary for her and overlaid this with a behavioural chart to show the relation. It worked! #OTalk
Helen OTUK @Helen_OTUK
@KatieCMajor @SammyRandallOT @OT_rach it should of! #OTalk
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
RT @ARose_StudentOT: @OT_rach It should be routinely provided across all relevant occupational practice and not just to those who identify…
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
Would this be an example of gender bias in health care? #medtwitter #MedTweetMY #MedEd
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach As a student this is something I haven’t come across on placements so far but something I feel is extremely important! Menstrual health conditions and periods in general can have such an impact on occupational performance and engagement #OTalk
Rachel OT 🌻 @_rachelOT
@OT_rach In my previous role I have used bullet journals/visual tables to help to recognise their cycle & how this impacted food choices/activity level/symptoms/behaviour for a few months. But this is kinda niche/dependent on level of motivation and interest in creative occupations #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @_rachelOT: @OT_rach In my previous role I have used bullet journals/visual tables to help to recognise their cycle & how this impacted…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ARose_StudentOT: @OT_rach As a student this is something I haven’t come across on placements so far but something I feel is extremely i…
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach I also think it is extremely important to consider the impact menopause has on occupational function and engagement as this can have a detrimental affect on physical and mental health and well-being #OTalk
Millie @feministOT
@OTSophie @OT_rach Absolutely #OTalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@KatieCMajor @OT_rach You would hope. I believe this young person was age 15 without a mother or female role model, in the care of a male family member #otalk
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@SarahSharland19 @OT_rach Well done! #OTalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach I have a condition called endometriosis which is linked to my menstrual health and this can have a massive impact on occupational engagement! Somedays I’m just in too much pain and fatigued to do anything and this can impact upon my mental health #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Love this !! #otalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach I also went through I stage where I felt like I had completely lost my occupational identity! I had to drop out of university and could barely work! I felt worthless and this impacted upon my mental health and I went through a stage of not engaging in any occupations #OTalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@KatieCMajor @OT_rach I think we should always consider the least invasive option& also demonstrate what else has been tried, before considering this route #otalk
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@organiclemon @maureen_busby @PCOSVitality Yes I mentioned this too in response to Question 1 of #OTalk - it's something I worked with a lot.
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
I tend to prefer to wear black underwear when I’m on, Routine occupation?. #otalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach I’m know able to manage my condition and periods a lot better and I’m more aware of things that trigger a flare up and this has enabled me to engage in occupations much better but it can still be a struggle #OTalk
Janelle Gullan @GullanJanelle
We often see and experience menstruation as an occupational inhibitor; love how some of this conversation has reflected on menstruation also being an occupational enabler when we track, identify strengths and lean into these during our cycle #OTalk
Josie @josiejo_OT
Not in response to a question but I really recommend this short film on Netflix: Period. End of Sentence. Its about women in India tackling the stigma of periods and gaining control through making their own sanitary products 💜 #OTalk https://t.co/B5uEqunmKU
Denise Harris @denisejharris
@OT_rach I think this discussion is so important and wonder if simply normalising the inclusion of #menstruation in conversation is part of the intervention? #OTalk
MSOT @MSOT_sandwell
@OT_rach Education (w/ feedback from tracking/diary logging) 2help demonstrate impact on functioning; self-care advice inc managing associated rise in body temp & consideration of longer term lifestyle planning (within a context of treatment & impact on family planning etc) #OTalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach There are so conditions and symptoms related to menstrual health (pain, fatigue, ibs, brain fog etc.) which all impact upon a persons ability to engage in occupations meaningful to them #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @SarahSharland19: @teohjouyin @OT_rach I kept a menstrual diary for her and overlaid this with a behavioural chart to show the relation.…
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach Period poverty is another factor which can impact upon occupational engagement especially in deprived areas #OTalk
Mary Booth @MaryBoothOT
RT @GullanJanelle: We often see and experience menstruation as an occupational inhibitor; love how some of this conversation has reflected…
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@Helen_OTUK @KatieCMajor @OT_rach Yes, i absolutely agree it should. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @MSOT_sandwell: @OT_rach Education (w/ feedback from tracking/diary logging) 2help demonstrate impact on functioning; self-care advice i…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @denisejharris: @OT_rach I think this discussion is so important and wonder if simply normalising the inclusion of #menstruation in conv…
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
RT @GullanJanelle: We often see and experience menstruation as an occupational inhibitor; love how some of this conversation has reflected…
Holly C @ot_hollyc
@ARose_StudentOT @OT_rach Oh gosh I forgot to mention the IBS 😬#OTalk a whole other topic completely.... it's pretty incredible how it's all interlinked though and the impact on mental wellbeing.
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
RT @denisejharris: @OT_rach I think this discussion is so important and wonder if simply normalising the inclusion of #menstruation in conv…
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
RT @josiejo_OT: Not in response to a question but I really recommend this short film on Netflix: Period. End of Sentence. Its about women i…
Janelle Gullan @GullanJanelle
@ARose_StudentOT @OT_rach Monthly menstration is a practice ground for navigating these even longer rhythms and the rites of passage of mothering, perimenopuase and menopause #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
We’ve not talked much about the menopause, I have a feeling it might be a completely separate #otalk but very important to consider.
OTalk @OTalk_
Wowzer time is flying by 5 mins left of the official #OTalk hour.... What are your take away thoughts? CPD action plans? General last minute comments? https://t.co/bd2Vus2Tf9
OT Sophie @OTSophie
@ARose_StudentOT @OT_rach I feel the same, however I feel like it's weird it's taken me til my mind 30s to feel like I've got a handle on it! #OTalk
Sarah Sharland @SarahSharland19
@teohjouyin Definitely! Whether intentional or not. Personally, I spoke with my own GP about my mood disturbance and hormonal contraception. He dismissed it out of hand. I stopped my pill and mood improved notably #OTalk
Katie Major @KatieCMajor
@SammyRandallOT @OT_rach Hopefully this young persons GP explored all options with her (if able to) and her father and found that this was in her best interests #otalk
Millie @feministOT
RT @GullanJanelle: We often see and experience menstruation as an occupational inhibitor; love how some of this conversation has reflected…
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
@ARose_StudentOT @OT_rach Yes, definitely a topic for #occupationaljustice #OTalk
Emily OT Student 🌿 @emilyOTstudent
@OT_rach Agree with @ARose_StudentOT ! knowledge and use of different products. There can also be a sensory issue with some sanitary products. Exercise such as yoga, meditation, knowledge of complementary therapies in their area to help them. #OTalk
Suzanne K @Suzie_kidsOT
@OTalk_ Quickest and one of the most informative and enjoyable hours I have had....given me a lot to think about when I get back to work! #OTalk
Charlotte Pears @lottie_ps
@ARose_StudentOT @OT_rach So many of us have it- endometriosis is so common but hardly known! We need to keep talking about it, push for more research, education and awareness. In order to support ourselves and others. Stay strong fellow #endowarrior #OTalk
Sammy Randall @SammyRandallOT
@KatieCMajor @OT_rach I hope so. I think often we are the patients voice &these decisions should never be made in isolation and according to best interests #otalk
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@SarahSharland19 #OTalk https://t.co/DgiLvXhdkm
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Here here !!! 👏🏿👏🏾 #Otalk is it because the working world, was created by man, and we still have a lot to develop and catch up on, with regardregard to equality #feminist (Sorry not sorry)
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach Definitely! It’s an extremely important factor! I’m 27 and have been put into an artificial menopause as treatment for endometriosis twice and it’s affected my health and well-being and my ability to engage and participate in occupations differently each time #OTalk
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@GullanJanelle When I worked on long stay psych ward some of the patients' cycles were quite noticeable and how they were likely to respond depended where in their cycle they were. Some were also very much affected by phases of the moon #OTalk
OT Sophie @OTSophie
This chat has just made me wonder if any OTs working in homelessness look at periods as part of their assessments? #OTalk
Katie Major @KatieCMajor
@OTSophie @ARose_StudentOT @OT_rach Would more information and open conversations have enabled you to get a handle on it sooner? #otalk
Denise Harris @denisejharris
@OT_rach Yes please #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Well... times up folks, please do keep chatting we will not add the transcript for at least 24 hours so you can still add your thoughts / comments etc.... Massive thanks to @OT_rach for hosting this evenings chat.... #OTalk https://t.co/zgwVxnl4L5
Ellen Chisman @EllenChisman
Been really good to have an open conversation about this. Thank you! Definitely got me thinking about addressing this in my practice - also good reminders/points about menopause, other considerations e.g. transgender and conditions PCOS etc. Thank you everyone! #otalk
Andrea @AndreaStarOT
https://t.co/AcrkoaVtEy #OTalk In acute settings there are razors for men to shave, but no sanitary products for women. Hopefully this will change in the future.
Denise Harris @denisejharris
@MaryBoothOT @OT_rach Yes my mother is 80 and due to HRT still has symptoms #OTalk
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@OTalk_ Take away thoughts: I stopped working with the population discussed here a while ago. Makes me want to return to practice lol. #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk 27th Aug 2019 – Evidence based practice and approaches to intervention. https://t.co/2N4HvZw7LS
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
That’s an interesting one, The period of pooh 💩 #otalk it took me years to understand how this related to my cycle.
Janelle Gullan @GullanJanelle
@shirleypearceot Love bringing moon cycles into this conversation! #OTalk
Charlotte Pears @lottie_ps
@OTalk_ Thank you for bringing this topic! I wonder if I can print out the notifications list, following the discussions for my CPD #OTalk
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@organiclemon @maureen_busby @PCOSVitality Good point Fen #OTalk
Katie Major @KatieCMajor
I feel like we all have so much more to talk about and that we have only scratched the surface on this topic. Fab discussions! #otalk
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@_rachelOT @OT_rach Nice what was your role on? #OTalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
RT @lottie_ps: @ARose_StudentOT @OT_rach So many of us have it- endometriosis is so common but hardly known! We need to keep talking about…
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
I can’t believe it’s 9 o’clock already and I’ve not read all the tweets, it’s been 😉 keep tweeting if you can I’m gonna stick around for a bit. #OTALK
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @KatieCMajor: @OTSophie @ARose_StudentOT @OT_rach Would more information and open conversations have enabled you to get a handle on it s…
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@SarahSharland19 @teohjouyin @OT_rach Good idea #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Great question! #otalk
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
@AndreaStarOT And even where they are provided eg psychiatric wards, they’re usually for light to medium flow, no good at all for those who have heavy periods #OTalk
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
RT @AndreaStarOT: https://t.co/AcrkoaVtEy #OTalk In acute settings there are razors for men to shave, but no sanitary products for women.…
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@OTalk_ @OT_rach Thank you! Great chat, why am I awake at 4am?? #OTalk
OT Sophie @OTSophie
@KatieCMajor @ARose_StudentOT @OT_rach Possibly!! I often wonder if schools has modernised in regard to topics like this #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@EllenChisman Likewise... I got to learn a topic that was not discussed in school or addressed intervention wise at my work. #otalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@KatieCMajor @OTSophie @OT_rach Absolutely! And I think this is why I’m so passionate about menstrual health now so over people don’t have to go through the same thing! @freeperioduk is an incredible local charity that I’m so lucky to be a part of to support other people going through similar situations #OTalk
Millie @feministOT
Take away: I aim to tailor my education to center women’s health promotion and education and this is clearly an area that is in need of research&work, would value and opportunities to tie this into my degree.. especially as it concerns occupational rights and injustice #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@ARose_StudentOT @lottie_ps Love that you found a connection! #supporting each other is half the battle. #otalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
RT @feministOT: Take away: I aim to tailor my education to center women’s health promotion and education and this is clearly an area that i…
OTalk @OTalk_
@lottie_ps we add the transcript to the blog... but not for at least 24hrs so peeps can keep adding thoughts, or if missed the chat can add comments etc.... #OTalk And yes use it for your CPD.... link to reflective logs... https://t.co/Lqc3VPeI2H
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@emilyOTstudent @OT_rach @ARose_StudentOT I tried black pads but I discovered I was sensitive to the black dye! #OTalk
Holly C @ot_hollyc
Lots of ideas and thoughts to explore from an occupational perspective #OTalk more research and work needed. Also reassuring to know I'm not alone with symptoms! 🤧💩😴
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
RT @OTalk_: @lottie_ps we add the transcript to the blog... but not for at least 24hrs so peeps can keep adding thoughts, or if missed the…
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Fantastic, keep in touch, and do think about hosting another or talk chat in the future! #otalk
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@organiclemon @maureen_busby @PCOSVitality Ha! Glad you could make it! #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
🥰🥰 also when are they going to create a period emoji??? #otalk
Denise Harris @denisejharris
@God_loves_women take a look at the tweetchat conversation #OTalk this evening 😊
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@shirleypearceot @emilyOTstudent @OT_rach It’s crazy how our bodies react to different products but also so important to know and understand so we get to understand our clients needs better #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
😡😡😡😡😡 #otalk sadly still very true!
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Interesting #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@ot_hollyc 😝🤣 #otalk
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@organiclemon @maureen_busby @PCOSVitality Holistic care (mental/physical/fatigue/motivation/symptoms/self care aspects etc) - worth remembering just how broad a profession this is #OTalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
RT @ot_hollyc: Lots of ideas and thoughts to explore from an occupational perspective #OTalk more research and work needed. Also reassuring…
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
RT @GullanJanelle: We often see and experience menstruation as an occupational inhibitor; love how some of this conversation has reflected…
Fen Lemonsky @organiclemon
@teohjouyin @maureen_busby @PCOSVitality Thank you what a wonderful bunch you all are and I hope to be back for the next chat. ! Thanks 😊. And a special mention for @shirleypearceot Who teaches me so much and is very supportive to my own stuff #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@emilyOTstudent @shirleypearceot @ARose_StudentOT I’ve recently heard of a company, that makes period pants so the whole underwear is absorbent, and you just wash them in the wash like you would a normal pair of pants. #otalk
Rachel OT 🌻 @_rachelOT
@teohjouyin @OT_rach I worked as a support worker with young adults - both mental health and learning disability practice ☺️ #otalk
Katie Major @KatieCMajor
@OTSophie @ARose_StudentOT @OT_rach Yes, I remember a very quick tick box exercise about periods. It left so many questions which I'm not sure have been answered to this day #otalk
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@emilyOTstudent @OT_rach @ARose_StudentOT I haven't seen them recently (no need any more!) but maybe other people had the same problem? #OTalk
Fen Lemonsky @organiclemon
@shirleypearceot @maureen_busby @PCOSVitality Yes very much so and especially now with OT is as practice specialists. Even so I see how diverse the profession is in the way they help people #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Thank you one and all who joined @OT_rach this evening (UK).... @Helen_OTUK signing off the #OTalk account now....
Chloe Kitto @chloe_kitto
@OT_rach #OTalk Just thinking about it some more...most people are open to OT interventions for sex and bum wiping, but I’ve very rarely had a patient prioritise menstrual/menopause management for OT, as they seek medical management for this. Interesting....
Rachel OT 🌻 @_rachelOT
@OT_rach @MOHOspark That's great! I also think I might have to read this book! #otalk
OT Sophie @OTSophie
@KatieCMajor @ARose_StudentOT @OT_rach I know parents have a responsibility, and maybe next gen parents will be better at it than previous, but still #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@KatieCMajor @OTSophie @ARose_StudentOT I remember that the boys were sent out, as if they didn’t need to know! That’s half the problem. I share my cycle app with my partner, so he knows what to expect, we are open and honest with each other, about the impact of our hormones(he will hate that I shared that)😝 #otalk
OT Sophie @OTSophie
@OT_rach @KatieCMajor @ARose_StudentOT That's such a good point!! Surely they dont still send them out?!! #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@_rachelOT @MOHOspark I found it very enlightning! #otalk
OT Sophie @OTSophie
@OT_rach @KatieCMajor @ARose_StudentOT We shouldn't be ashamed !! #OTalk
MedEdBot @MedEdBot
RT @teohjouyin: Would this be an example of gender bias in health care? #medtwitter #MedTweetMY #MedEd https://t.co/PmqXKL5CeN
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @OTSophie: @OT_rach @KatieCMajor @ARose_StudentOT We shouldn't be ashamed !! #OTalk
Katie Major @KatieCMajor
@OT_rach @OTSophie @ARose_StudentOT I think I remember this happening too. I'm sure this lack of understanding has an impact on relationships #otalk
Rachel OT 🌻 @_rachelOT
@OTSophie @feministOT @OT_rach Ugh, this! I have been offered SSRIs or the coil at every check I've had in the past 5 years. Otherwise it's "well, there's not much we can do for you then". As if diet, pain medications, rest, exercise and education don't impact on your menstrual wellbeing at all.. #otalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OTalk_ Really enjoyed this topic tonight and one I’m very passionate about! It’s an area which is still very much a taboo subject but can affect so many areas of a persons life. I’m really keen to make sure it is implemented into practice in my future career as an OT #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Thanks everyone, i’m overwhelmed! #otalk
Carolyn is an OT @CeeCeeOT
@_rachelOT @OTSophie @feministOT @OT_rach Yes I’ve had the coil pushed a lot as well! #adenomyosis #OTalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OTSophie Interesting to see how assess and address menstrual health in this area of practice #OTalk
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@OT_rach Most topics are only work-related specialisms but this one affects / has affected most of us directly. #OTalk
🌿Jane Street 🍋 @JaneStClinPsy
RT @organiclemon: Just a quick word here on menstruation . Please don’t forget women with #PCOS. It’s very debilitating & they feel v inhi…
Graham Walker @OT_Graham
@SammyRandallOT @OT_rach But does it really or does it just become an uncomfortable topic that can be too easy to if it's #otalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach @_rachelOT @MOHOspark I need to read this book!! #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Thought to myself is this appropriate but I’m going to say it, If men bleed out of their penises for 4 days a month, Would we pay tax on products to help? still have to fight for equality when it comes to time off to deal with the symptoms of a cycle? 😬 #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @shirleypearceot: @OT_rach Most topics are only work-related specialisms but this one affects / has affected most of us directly. #OTalk
OT Sophie @OTSophie
@OT_rach @MaisieHill_ Loved that book and wish I had read it about 20 years ago!! Any other books people would recommend? #OTalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OTSophie @KatieCMajor @OT_rach I don’t think it’s progressed much! I know the charity I’m a part of go into schools to address the topic of menstrual health conditions, period poverty etc. And just try to break the taboo around menstrual health in general #OTalk
OT Sophie @OTSophie
@ARose_StudentOT @KatieCMajor @OT_rach Well that's such important work!! Which charity is that? #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
That’s why @OT_rach is part of our team, she’s a super star!! #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@beckycooper___ @EllenChisman They are amazing, going to keep on trying with mine. Practice makes perfect. #otalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
First time joining in #OTalk and I’ve loved every minute! Such an important topic addressed tonight as well as being one I’m very passionate about
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
RT @shirleypearceot: @OT_rach Most topics are only work-related specialisms but this one affects / has affected most of us directly. #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
I first discovered what the menstrual cup was, when colouring in my feminist activity book! #otalk a meaningful occupation that taught me so much! https://t.co/L3Td9htnlG
Kelly M @OTontheTracks
RT @OTalk_: Three facts to remember about #Otalk 1. It’s pronounced O TALK (not OT Talk) 2. Always put the hashtag #OTalk in every tweet,…
Josie @josiejo_OT
@OTalk_ @OT_rach Thanks @OT_rach for a very interesting #otalk 👍💜
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
The blog with next weeks #Otalk is up and ready for you to read! @OTJme, @BeccasheltonOT, @LyndsaycourtOT, will be hosting:
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@KatieCMajor I completely agree! Could be here all night discussing it #Otalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@EllenChisman Such an insightful discussion tonight incorporating so many factors of menstrual health which are all so important to address within occupational therapy practice! I will definitely be taking this topic forward into practice both as a student OT and when I’m qualified #OTalk
Becca Shelton @BeccaSheltonOT
RT @OTJme: We’re hosting our first @OTalk_ next Tuesday and we are all super excited. Please join us and get involved with the discussion!…
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach There is so much more that needs addressing in the workplace in regards to menstrual health! I’ve had so many arguments with a previous manager because he didn’t believe the severity of my condition at the time and didn’t see how it would impact upon me doing my job #OTalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach But then on the opposite side of the spectrum, my last placement were incredible with supporting me (e.g. making sure I was close to a toilet, letting me have control over my diary, flexible working etc.) (1) #OTalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach and made an effort to understand my condition and how this might affect my engagement on placement (2) #OTalk
Carolina Cordero 🌈 @colourful_ot
@OT_rach I missed tonight's chat but this reminds me of this project I read about! https://t.co/MdLmXl1qey #OTalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach I too prefer pads as tampons can cause too much pain due to my endometriosis. However, as well as organic pads (without all the nasty chemicals) for anyone who struggles with sensitivity, you can also get washable pads which are more environmentally friendly 🌿 #OTalk
Kelly S @KellyOT
RT @OT_rach: Question 2) From your own experiences of having a menstrual cycle or from knowing someone that does, what impact does it have…
Kelly S @KellyOT
RT @ARose_StudentOT: @OT_rach There is so much more that needs addressing in the workplace in regards to menstrual health! I’ve had so many…
🌈OT_Expert 🌻 @OT_Expert
RT @chloe_kitto: @OT_rach #OTalk Yes, every female patient. I work in chronic/complex pain and when I use the COPM for assessment I ask abo…
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@ot_hollyc @OT_rach Your menstrual cycle has a massive impact on your bowel etc. Causing all sorts of problems which certainly impact on occupational engagment and like you said mental and physical health and well-being #OTalk
🌈OT_Expert 🌻 @OT_Expert
RT @colourful_ot: @OT_rach I missed tonight's chat but this reminds me of this project I read about! https://t.co/MdLmXl1qey #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
This is making me think, when we teach OT students about the impact of impairment, this would be a great example for students to explore as those that identify as females will be able to relate and reflect on, how their cycle impacts on their engagement in occupations #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@BillWongOT Why is it not addressed? #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Really interesting, as managing a cycle is an occupation, and a natural, process. medical model? #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @chloe_kitto: @OT_rach #OTalk Just thinking about it some more...most people are open to OT interventions for sex and bum wiping, but I’…
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
You missed the #Otalk hashtag here, plus I’m just catching up.
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@FarNorthOT Interesting that not coping with the effects your cycle has on your body is seen as challenging behaviour! #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Just catching up on all the tweets ( I missed so much). Thankyou for your input #PCOS is not something I have come across, so will need to do some reading. #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Obesity rehab! Interesting would like to learn more about this, fancy hosting an #Otalk on the subject?
Fen Lemonsky @organiclemon
Thanks Rachel what specialist area do you work in ?
🌈OT_Expert 🌻 @OT_Expert
RT @organiclemon: Just a quick word here on menstruation . Please don’t forget women with #PCOS. It’s very debilitating & they feel v inhi…
Georgia Vine @georgiaannv
@OT_rach My menstural cycle makes me a lot more fatigue. This certainly does impact my occupations as I struggle to be as productive as I would like to be for example I may have to stop doing a piece of work and leave it until the next day. #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@organiclemon I’m clinically obese myself, and currently looking at how this is connected to the occupations I engage in. Trying to work on ways to improve my health rather than focus on being thin or looking like what Society expects. Big role for OT here, but I Might be bias! #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@organiclemon Yes, it’s making me think about someone I did a lot of work with last year! #OTalk she said I was the only one that addressed her obesity with judgment.
Shan @Shan_OT
@OT_rach For women with #uterinefibroids periods can be debilitating. Heavy bleeding, pain, missed work/study, irregular periods, lack of access to adequate toilet facilities etc. Such conditions are often brushed over by medics so not surprising theirs a lack of input from AHPs. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OT_rach The primary reason is that our treatment goals never target this. #otalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @Shan_OT: @OT_rach For women with #uterinefibroids periods can be debilitating. Heavy bleeding, pain, missed work/study, irregular perio…
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
#otalk hashtag was missed
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OT_rach Nope for last question. There is a con in setting up a goal for this area in my setting- because even if the evaluating therapist is at the facility consistently, it is not easy to get other staff (esp. ones trying to help out from elsewhere) to consistently follow thru. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OT_rach And also in my setting, patients don’t get to see the same OT staff almost always during the course of a plan of care. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OT_rach The bigger these facilities are, the more unlikely patients will have one consistent OT staff during the course of a plan of care. #otalk
Fen Lemonsky @organiclemon
Yes . Worth talking with @Mpmok off Twitter. I’m sure she can point you to a @BDA_Obesity dietician you can get referral to to help they are brilliant. Also to find a skilled OT who works with patients who you can hook up with professionally .
🌈OT_Expert 🌻 @OT_Expert
RT @EllenChisman: Been really good to have an open conversation about this. Thank you! Definitely got me thinking about addressing this in…
Teoh Jou Yin @teohjouyin
@OT_rach Sure! I presented on this at WFOT 2014 Yokohama and have gone on to do guest lectures for unis. I have material. :) #OTalk
RSL safer transfers in and around your home @RampsStepsLifts
RT @OTalk_: Welcome one and all... who is with us this evening, please say hi even if you intend to lurk... #OTalk https://t.co/2nbPudTd6S
Suzanne K @Suzie_kidsOT
RT @colourful_ot: @OT_rach I missed tonight's chat but this reminds me of this project I read about! https://t.co/MdLmXl1qey #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Putting the # in so others can see what you have said #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@teohjouyin That would be amazing you can apply to host a chat here, this year we have 19th Nov 10th and 17th Dec free next year most Tuesday (apart from 1st tues of the month are free) #otalk https://t.co/tueXPqMU6Z
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Sorry to read this. #otalk - I assume it’s covered, under The equality act? But so much needs to be done.
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Addding the # so people can see your contributions #otalk
Ayieshia Rose @ARose_StudentOT
@OT_rach It is covered by the Equality Act but I think the taboo around menstrual health conditions stops managers (especially men from my experience) making an effort to understand the nature of a condition and what they can do to support you in the workplace #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @josiejo_OT: @OTalk_ @OT_rach Thanks @OT_rach for a very interesting #otalk 👍💜
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @ARose_StudentOT: First time joining in #OTalk and I’ve loved every minute! Such an important topic addressed tonight as well as being o…
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@ARose_StudentOT Hope you will come back. And do think about hosting a chat in the future https://t.co/tueXPqMU6Z #OTalk
Catherine Gray OT @CGray_OT
I'm sorry I missed such an interesting #OTalk last night. Having #EDS I experience more frequent dislocations and increased fatigue during menses. Luckily I have been on the pill and not had a period for 9 years which improved my QoL significantly.
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Don’t think we touch on the cost of looking after your menstrual cycle? This might be an area to look at when working on budgeting skills with the patient. #OTalk
Catherine Gray OT @CGray_OT
I work in both perinatal mental health and youth mental health and its a vital area of self care that occupational therapists should discuss. #OTalk
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
RT @CGray_OT: I work in both perinatal mental health and youth mental health and its a vital area of self care that occupational therapists…
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
I know there a grow campaign about the menopause in the workplace, but I feel it needs to go further. #OTalk
Shan @Shan_OT
RT @OT_rach: Sorry to read this. #otalk - I assume it’s covered, under The equality act? But so much needs to be done. https://t.co/o656y…
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
@OTSophie @MaisieHill_ This year invisible women, and it’s not about the Burka, and the guilty feminist. Are my must reads. Along with period power of course. #otalk #Feminism
Rachel Booth @OT_rach
Still so much to read about last nights #OTalk I’m still catching up, but I must get out in bed and have a shower now.
Shan @Shan_OT
RT @OT_rach: Question 4) What are the possible interventions we could engage our clients in to enable them to manage the occupation of thei…
Shan @Shan_OT
@OT_rach Again important to work holistically when addressing lifestyle changes and coping strategies to avoid focusing solely on the physical #OTalk
Shirley Pearce @shirleypearceot
@OT_rach @Shan_OT The Equality Act does not address attitudes unfortunately. #OTalk
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