Insurance was sucking the soul out of Occupational Therapy until COVID made us realize if we ignored our mental health, our physical health would soon deteriorate.
The roots of OT are in the holistic wellness space.
We place high value on mental health and consider the WHOLE person, not just a body part.
I used to cringe when I heard patients referring to OT as “the one who comes to do arm exercises with me”.
I felt misunderstood when spouses reacted that I was prying when I asked personal questions. “I thought you were here to look at the house.”
In a world where we like standardization, it is a challenge to explain that OTs use “therapeutic use of self” as treatment which means we use our own life experiences and unique approaches to help patients reach their goals.
Yes, OTs are not easy to squeeze into a box to quantify. But we can help you live a better and more fulfilled life because we get down to the nitty-gritty!!
We help you find the right balance between you, your environment and your preferred activities.
We look at the big picture.
We see the world through a completely different lens than other clinicians.
We are half life coach, half rehab.
We are arts mixed with science.
We are professional problem solvers!
Occupational therapists can make a much bigger impact on people’s lives than just in a rehab or hospital setting.
You can now find OTs working in a wide variety of non-traditional setting because we filter the challenges through our OT skill set and come up with answers that no one else thought about considering.
Everyone needs an OT in their lives — small changes make big differences and we can help put you on the right path!
The American Occupational Therapy Association is working hard to spread the word. Allison Stover
To find a local OT, go to AOTA.org to find your state’s occupational therapy association and you can do a search there!
If you need answers on how you’re going to manage being a caregiver or how you’re going to Age in Place, I would be happy to help!
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