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POTS & COVID-19 Long Haulers
Guest segment on the OT Potential Podcast
The struggles of COVID-19 long haulers have caught the attention of the medical community. In many cases, symptoms seem to correlate with a little-known condition called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).

Empowering Wellness: Navigating Chronic Conditions with @EmilyRichOT

Link to podcast: February 2024


Tune in for an enlightening conversation with occupational therapist Emily Rich, M.O.T., OTR/L, and Ph.D. candidate, as we delve into the world of chronic health conditions. Emily specializes in working with individuals with POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) and EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), offering valuable insights into managing these complex conditions. With a significant following on Instagram, Emily has become a trusted resource, providing education not only for clients but also for healthcare providers seeking to enhance their understanding and care for people with these conditions. In this interview, we explore Emily's journey, her innovative approaches to occupational therapy, and her online course, "POTS Providers Course”, designed to empower healthcare professionals to help their patients in a meaningful way. Tune in to gain invaluable perspectives on holistic wellness, adaptive strategies, and navigating the challenges of chronic illness with resilience and empowerment.

Emily Rich OT on Occupational Therapy for EDS/POTS

Link to podcast: 2023


In this episode, Emily Rich, OT discusses her practice as an occupational therapist working with patients with EDS, hypermobility conditions, and co-morbidities like POTS. Emily is a practicing occupational therapist, Ph.D. student, and researcher. Her interests lie in chronic conditions (including POTS, EDS, and related hypermobility conditions) and health care advocacy.


She discusses her approaches to treating EDS and POTS, common issues in patients with EDS (like hand pain), and her treatment strategy for these conditions. Emily also discusses her research efforts and her passion for learning and listening to patients to fine-tune her practice and tailor it to her individual patients.

Hypermobility, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and POTS 101

Link to podcast: 2022


In Episode 71 of the Arthritis Life Podcast, Occupational Therapist Emily Rich shares her experience living with both EDS-Hypermobility Type and POTS. Emily & Cheryl explore what people living with autoimmune forms of arthritis need to know about these conditions.

People living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)  and related autoimmune forms of arthritis (such as psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis) are at greater risk of developing hypermobility, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). 

Emily and Cheryl discuss ways for people living with arthritis and EDS or POTS to manage the day to day of their conditions and cope with the ups and downs and uncertainties that come with fluctuating chronic illnesses. They also discuss the role of occupational therapists in helping people with these conditions improve their self-management abilities and confidence in building a meaningful life despite health challenges. 

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