An introduction to the OT Potential Club

This is an exciting time for occupational therapy! OT-related research is increasing exponentially—but we need to find a way to distill it so it reaches beyond the world of academia, and into our daily practice.

In order to do this, we need to work together as a global community of therapists to bring in different perspectives —and we need a new tool to facilitate this conversation.

This is why we launched the OT Potential Club, your online journal club.

Our mission and values 

Mission Statement

Far too often, patients receive healthcare that doesn’t help them in the long run. At OT Potential, our platform equips OT practitioners with evidence and resources, so they can help create meaningful and lasting changes in the lives of their patients.


Integrity and Service 

Sarah Lyon, OTR/L

About our founder, Sarah Lyon, OTR/L

I received my BA from St. Olaf College, then moved to the Big Apple and earned my master’s degree in occupational therapy from New York University. Since then, I’ve worked in numerous facilities, including a critical access hospital, an acute trauma hospital, and a state inpatient psychiatric hospital.

In 2011, I launched OT Potential because I realized we needed a reliable source of quality occupational therapy-related content and resources. I’ve also had to opportunity to create content for brands like WebPT, MedBridge, Saebo, and NeuroLutions. I love spreading the word about our wonderful profession, and am grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to collaborate with others who share my passion. 

Running OT Potential is truly the perfect professional fit for me, as I blend my diverse clinical background with my knack for creating clear, action-oriented content that’s designed to help OTs grow into the best possible practitioners.

I’m also a prairie girl at heart, and have ultimately chosen to return to my hometown and raise my children in Aurora, Nebraska (home of the strobe light).