Occupational therapists, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways (with these gifs):

OTs are a rare breed.

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Not only are they natural caregivers…

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…but being a great OT requires someone with natural creativity…

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…and a talent for puzzle-solving.

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Many occupational therapists have a taste for adventure.

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So it’s a good thing occupational therapists can work pretty much anywhere.

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Plus, OTs can work in a variety of settings, from helping kids be kids in schools…

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…to helping seniors stay up and moving in their homes…

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…to collaborating with other providers in rehabilitation centers.

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Finding time to do paperwork between patients can be tough.

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But hopefully you take a few precious moments for self care.

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Occasionally, you might have a day that makes you want to head home before you’ve even had your morning coffee.

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Some patients might not cooperate.

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And others are perpetually late.

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And you may have to battle it out with insurance payers who aren’t covering necessary services.

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And that can make it tough to remain sunny and upbeat at times.

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And yet, when you see a patient achieve the unbelievable, it makes all the headache worth it.

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So, it makes sense that your profession is one of the most rewarding around.

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Occupational therapists, you’re an inspiring bunch.

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And that’s why, in honor of OT Month, we wanted to say “thanks” to all you amazing OTs.

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