Celebrating Occupational Therapists
OT Month 2018
Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants play a crucial role for patients struggling with diseases, disorders, and limitations that prevent them from daily activities. The entire medical community is thankful for the work that OTs and OTAs do to help these patients achieve the activities they want or need to do in their daily lives. In the Month of April we like to thank OTs for work they do helping patients through skill development (motor, process, social interaction), patterns development (habits, routines, rituals, roles), activity demands, and awareness in contexts and environments. Specifically, these treatments have enormous impact on our communities by helping children with disabilities engage in school and social settings, assisting those growing older to adjust to cognitive and physical challenges, and even getting a patient who’s recovering from injury regain daily functionality. It’s evidence-based and scientific in execution, but above all else – it takes proper education and patience. Just a few examples of what great things occupational therapy has done – it’s helped aid the quality of life for younger diabetics, improved quality of life for people suffering from chronic pain, and even helped patients suffering from Parkinson’s in recovering mobility through dance.
The month of April is a celebration of all those in the field of Occupational Therapy and how incredible they are!
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the representative body for the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practioners and students of occupational therapy, plays a major role in hosting OT Month. The AOTA Annual Conference is happening in Salt Lake City, Utah from April 19th to 22nd. Come mingle with Net Health at Booth 1337 during exhibit hours. The official hashtag is #AOTA18 for Annual Conference.