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What’s Awesome About Occupational Therapy?

Posted: 4/1/11
Stacy Ashley Murphy

What’s not awesome about Occupational Therapy, right? ­čÖé Well, let us know. To celebrate Occupational Therapy Month in April, we’re hosting a little contest for Occupational Therapists and COTAs. Tell us in 50 words or less what is great about Occupational Therapy or why you became an OT/COTA, and you can win money! Post your response on the RV Facebook page by Friday, April 15. We’ll give a $250 Visa gift card for our favorite post, $100 for our second favorite and $50 for third place.

This contest is open to all Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants. You do not need to be a RehabVisions employee to enter, so please spread the word. And good luck!

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  1. Rowena Clark

    When I went to my interview for the OTA prograqm at my home town community college, I came away with fear and awe. Fear that I would not measure up and awe of a profession that could so greatly enhace the lives of those we would serve, but that is only a small part of the impact my 26 1/2 years in the profession has had on me. Each patient that I have served has taught me something valuable about living. I have said, when I stop learning and loving what I do, I will no longer do it.

    • SAMatRV

      Thank YOU, Rowena. Please post on Facebook as well if you can.

  2. Amy Wisner

    I went into OT because I love the variety it offers. I can do arm exercises one day and ADLS the next. Never a dull moment it seems. I also love the variety of settings that I am able to work in. I am currently working as a COTA in a couple nursing homes in Red Oak, IA and one in Oakland, IA…. I have also been able to help with inpatients and outpatients at the hospital in Red Oak. My goal is to help make my patients as independent as possible and to get them home again. There is no greater feeling than seeing a patient who has worked so hard to be able to walk out of the nursing home and return home again. I love what I do!

    I put this on facebook as well but wasn't sure if I needed to post it here.
    Amy Wisner, COTA in SW Iowa for RehabVisions

  3. Alan Daup

    What isn't awesome about OT! With a multitude of practice areas that span the entire lifespan, OT is the perfect profession for everyone, especially those of us that are ADD.LOL

    Personally, I became an OT because of a personal experience I had- After sustaining an injury during the 1st Gulf War, I required PT at a VA hospital and after a treatment one day, I walked by the OT room and I observed an OT working with an older vet on UE dressing (so much for pt privacy:}). What a concept- give a person a fish and feed them for a day, but teach them how to fish and you feed them for life. GO OT!!!

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