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Dysautonomia International
Conference Poster

I am thrilled to share the first public dissemination of my PhD work at the Dysautonomia International Conference, Summer 2024.


Meet OT Emily

Discover the world of occupational therapy in POTS and hEDS/HSD. Feel free to browse the site to learn more about Emily and what we offer. Whether you're seeking helpful content on our instagram, support finding a provider near you, or continuing education in our POTS providers course, we are here to help! Join our email list to stay up to date and learn when we launch the POTS patient course.

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1. Welford, J., & McKenna, C. (2016). Postural tachycardia syndrome: A UK occupational therapy perspective. British Journal of Cardiology, 23, 141-144. 

2. Shaw, B. H., Stiles, L. E., Bourne, K., Green, E. A., Shibao, C. A., Okamoto, L. E., Garland, E. M., Gamboa, A., Diedrich, A., Raj, V., Sheldon, R. S., Biaggioni, I., Robertson, D., & Raj, S. R. (2019). The face of postural tachycardia syndrome – insights from a large cross-sectional online community-based survey. Journal of Internal Medicine. 

3. Bourne, K. M., Chew, D. S., Stiles, L. E., Shaw, B. H., Shibao, C. A., Okamoto L. E., Garland, E. M., Gamboa, A., Peltier, A., Diedrich, A., Biaggioni, I., Sheldon, R. S., Robertson, D., & Raj, S. R. (2021). Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is associated with significant employment and economic loss. Journal of Internal Medicine, 290, 203-212. 

4. Stiles, L. E., Cinnamon, J., & Balan, I. (2018). The patient perspective: what postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome patients want physicians to know. Autonomic Neuroscience, 215, 121-125.

5. Kos, D., van Eupen, I., Meirte, J., Van Cauwenbergh, D., Moorkens, G., Meeus, M., & Nijs, J. (2015). Activity pacing self- management in chronic fatigue syndrome: A randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6905290020.  

6. Lorig, K. R., Ritter, P., Stewart, A. L., Sobel, D. S., Brown, B. W., Bandura, A., Gonzalez, V. M., Laurent, D. D., & Holman, H. R. (2001). Chronic disease self-management program: 2-year health status and health care utilization outcomes. Medical Care, 39(11), 1217–1223. 

7. O’Toole, L., Connolly, D., Boland, F., & Smith, S. M. (2021). Effect of the OPTIMAL programme on self-management of multimorbidity in primary care: a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of General Practice, 71(705), e303-e311.  

Projects Coming Up...

Giving a Presentation

ACRM October 2024: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS): Implementing an Interdisciplinary Group Program in an Outpatient Setting 9660

Emily will be presenting a short course at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference in Dallas, TX in fall 2024.


ACRM October 2024: Multimodal Group Rehabilitation Improves Function in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

Emily will have a poster at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference in Dallas, TX in fall 2024.


More to come...

Emily will be submitting manuscripts for publication in addition to further dissemination of the work at conferences this fall and next year.

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