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 Health System.
"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