Occupational therapists, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways (with these gifs):
OTs are a rare breed.
Not only are they natural caregivers…
…but being a great OT requires someone with natural creativity…
…and a talent for puzzle-solving.
Many occupational therapists have a taste for adventure.
So it’s a good thing occupational therapists can work pretty much anywhere.
Plus, OTs can work in a variety of settings, from helping kids be kids in schools…
…to helping seniors stay up and moving in their homes…
…to collaborating with other providers in rehabilitation centers.
Finding time to do paperwork between patients can be tough.
But hopefully you take a few precious moments for self care.
Occasionally, you might have a day that makes you want to head home before you’ve even had your morning coffee.
Some patients might not cooperate.
And others are perpetually late.
And you may have to battle it out with insurance payers who aren’t covering necessary services.
And that can make it tough to remain sunny and upbeat at times.
And yet, when you see a patient achieve the unbelievable, it makes all the headache worth it.
So, it makes sense that your profession is one of the most rewarding around.
Occupational therapists, you’re an inspiring bunch.
And that’s why, in honor of OT Month, we wanted to say “thanks” to all you amazing OTs.