Whether they are working with a student with disabilities or an adult who
is recovering from a hip replacement, occupational therapists help people
of all ages and with various needs to reach their goals. April is Occupational
Therapy Month and Iredell Health System is recognizing the work these
trained professionals do to enrich the lives of people in our community.
Occupational therapists help people who face a variety of challenges to
improve or gain skills that will help them in their daily lives. They
may teach a patient with a disability how to use a wheelchair
or help someone regain the ability to dress themselves after a stroke.
They can also educate relatives or employers on how to accommodate the
needs of the patient. Occupational therapists are an integral part of
the comprehensive healthcare and rehabilitation services provided by Iredell
“Along with their extensive training, our team of occupational therapists
provides individualized care, treatment and solutions for every person
they get to help,” said Darren Smith, Director of Rehabilitation
Services for Iredell Health System. “It’s a pleasure to work
with such a dedicated team.”
Pictured Front row (left to right): Dawn Dale, OTR; Lydia Morrison, COTA.
Back row (left to right): Molly McCarthy, COTA; Rosalind McMahon, COTA;
Emily Young, OTR; Brittany Yates, COTA; Veronica Stein, OTR; Hannah Gunter, COTA
(Not pictured) Jennyfer Nunez, COTA; Andrea Prall, OTR; Shasta Karriker,
COTA; Megan Buckland, COTA