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 […]

Hello! My name is Amanda and I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) practicing in New Mexico, USA. I work in an early intervention setting which provides services for children from birth to three years of age. COVID-19 has greatly impacted my ability to practice as previously. Early intervention services are typically conducted in […]

A typical work day for me begins at 7:30am in an inpatient rehabilitation department. The Occupational Therapy department I work in includes four Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, one Occupational Therapist and one Occupational Therapy Technician. We provide services to up to twenty-two patients at the rehabilitation unit and each patient receives ninety minutes of therapy […]

A diary of an Occupational Therapist in home health… I am an Occupational Therapist (OT), working for a small home health agency in America. 8:10am- I sit down at my computer and clock in.  I usually look through my e-mails.  I will then proceed to do the chart review for any patients that I might have to […]

I’m an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Professional, working in New York City.  I work for Independence Care System’s On A Roll programme, a freestanding specialty clinic providing comprehensive and specialised mobility evaluations.  We provide complex rehab technology solutions for people with physical disabilities as we believe a well fitted wheelchair promotes health and independence. We have two purpose […]

If you wanted to buy a gift for a friend, visit a bookstore, go to a movie, grab a coffee, or meet friends for a physically-distanced patio dinner, where could you go? If you’re currently able-bodied, the world is your oyster and these things are relatively simple to arrange. And that’s part of the privilege […]

Three men having a toast. One uses a wheelchair.

Occupational Therapists (OTs) in outpatient paediatrics work to restore and improve the participation of children and young people in basic activities of daily living (ADLs) primarily within home and community spheres. Many children also have services within the school setting and so, in outpatient, OTs focus on ADLs such as dressing, showering, and participation in […]

I work within skilled nursing. Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) provide medical care for variable periods of time, from relatively short to permanent. In SNFs, Occupational Therapists address a patient’s self-care skills, training in the use of adaptive equipment, compensatory techniques, and environmental modifications, as well as behavioral and mental health issues. I typically begin my […]

During my occupational therapy education, I was given the opportunity to work in an industrial organisation to promote employee wellness. In this role, ‘clients’ were both the employees and the organisation. I found this placement really innovative and fun because it was a creative way that Occupational Therapists could contribute to health and wellbeing promotion […]