Occupational therapy is the therapy of doing. When people are injured, become sick, or when they are born with a disability, there can be gaps between what they are currently doing and what they want/need/dream to do. We use occupations that are important to the people that we work with as both goals and means so that clients can do what they need for their wellbeing.

Occupational therapist in pink shirt with OT on chest with client in blue shirt. There are speech bubbles that match their shirt colors and show that they are talking about the clients' goal of kayaking

As I walk into work, I quickly scroll through my phone to fill out the online screening tool that is required of me since this pandemic arose. (I probably should wake up earlier to complete this, but what can I say? I’m not a morning person). I reach the office at 8 am. Nobody likes […]

A day in the life of a home health Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) I have been practicing as a COTA for nine years now and during this time I have worked across  many settings. I have found that my passion is working with the geriatric population in their own environment. I enjoy my job, […]

I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and I have been working in early childhood intervention services for over a year and a half. I provide occupational therapy services to children from birth to 3 years of age. My roles involve assisting children in meeting their developmental milestones and their sensory needs, while also educating […]

My name is Jessica and I work for a rural hospital system in Texas, USA. I have been a practicing Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) for two years now. I work in various areas within our system which has given me valued experience ranging from acute care, inpatient rehab, and outpatient services. What does an […]

As I am driving up to the clinic, I do my best to savour the last few seconds of peace and quiet before I enter the organised chaos that is a paediatric outpatient clinic. I don my facemask, grab my morning coffee and walk into the clinic. I am usually greeted by our Receptionist and […]

I currently work as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in the adult acute care setting at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas. I’ve been practicing as a COTA for the past three years. My role involves working with patients throughout their hospital admission, who have varying diagnosis, to complete self-care tasks and mobility. Our […]

I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) and I currently work in the neurology department of a hospital in Houston, Texas, and I love my job.  During the pandemic, I have alternated shifts with a fellow COTA – about biweekly – in the areas designated for patients with COVID-19. On a normal “neuro” day […]

Statistics indicate that within three to six months, most people recover from a concussion. So what happens if you don’t? What happens if, after 3 months or a year or several years, you continue to experience ongoing symptoms that have an impact on your day-to-day doings? The DSM-IV defines post-concussion syndrome as three or more […]

I’m Anna and I’m a community Occupational Therapist working in private practice in British Columbia, Canada.   Where do I work:  In the community. This means that I usually meet people in their homes, in parks, coffee shops, neighborhoods, at their workplaces, or in our clinic.  Since the pandemic began, I have also broadened my practice […]

I work as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) is in paediatric home health setting. Every day I drive to see patients at their homes or daycare centers and provide Occupational Therapy input in their own natural setting. I really enjoy my job because I thrive being an independent practitioner, working with my clients on […]