Extra, extra: April is Occupational Therapy month!
As a practitioner, I've worked in hospitals with babies and in adult-rehabilitation, pre-schools, nursing homes and psychiatric clinics. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing a client reach their capacity and meet their goals - to function at their most independent and highest potential. The same feelings apply when teaching and practicing Yoga. Breaking through real or perceived barriers.
Want to know what OTs do and how we do it?
The 'American Occupational Therapy Association' states,
"As an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, you are part of a vitally important profession that helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Your holistic and customized approach to evaluations, interventions, and outcomes help a child with disabilities participate in school and in social situations, assist a person recovering from injuries to regain skills, aid an older adult to stay as independent as possible, and offer the specialized support and services to people of all ages and in all circumstances that only occupational therapy can provide."
Occupational Therapy Month started in 1980 to correspond with AOTA's Annual Conference & Expo.
Want to know more about Occupational Therapy? Click here!
If I'm doing it, I'll be talking about it. Yoga chatter & more.