Occupational Therapy Month
Acute OT Staff
Occupational Therapy Month is celebrated during the month of April to honor the vital profession and the meaningful difference it makes in the lives of those served. Each year, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) celebrates the more than 200,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and students who work across the country. Holzer would like to take this opportunity to recognize our occupational therapists for their commitment to our patients
Occupational therapy helps people of all ages be able to do the things they want and need through therapeutic use of daily activities. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person’s abilities.
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“We offer our services to every age group. Occupational therapy can be beneficial for a variety of pain syndromes, orthopedic injuries, head injuries, behavioral and developmental disorders, neurological disorders and so much more,” said Stella Barrett, OTR/L, Director, Therapy Services, Holzer Health System.
Occupational therapy is a fast-growing profession. Andrea R. Roush, OTR/L, Lead Occupational Therapist, Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, Holzer Health System, shared that it would be beneficial for any individual interested in going into the field to observe occupational therapy in a real-world setting.
“I would encourage someone to talk to an occupational therapist. It’s also beneficial to check out occupational therapy, as well as physical and speech therapy to see which one of those someone may like best,” said Roush. “Be aware of what degree requirements there are depending on how far you want to take your career.”
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The occupational therapy team at Holzer Health System goes above and beyond each day to make sure patients can get back to their normal, day-to-day routines. “We recognize each other’s gifts and talents, and we all share a common vision to provide excellent care to every patient at every visit,” said Barrett.
Holzer Health System offers occupational therapy services at every level of care including acute care settings. Outpatient occupational therapy services and inpatient occupational therapy services are available at our Gallipolis and Jackson, Ohio locations. Experience of staff ranges from two to 41 years of services to patients and their communities.
For more information about occupational therapy services at Holzer, visit www.holzer.org or call 1-855-4-HOLZER.