Letter to the Editor

Celebrate occupational therapists

Friday, April 30, 2021

Occupational therapy is health careís best kept secret. Occupation therapy practitioners have a holistic approach in which the focus is non adapting to the environment and/or task to fit the person. The person is an integral part of the therapy team. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science.

April (was) Occupational Therapy month. Sunrise Home Care is a home health agency based our of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. We are proud to acknowledge the contribution that occupational therapists provide to our clients in the home and various settings in the surrounding area.

Here are some cool facts about Occupation Therapy:

OT is an integral part of an interdisciplinary team providing care in rehabilitation of neurological, physical, orthopedic and behavior related health.

OTís work in multiple settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, outpatient clinics, schools and home health.

OTís provide drivers assessments and treat visual perceptual issues.

OT is listed as #10 in the best health care jobs according to US News & World reports.

OTs use ergonomic principles to promote health and prevent injuries from overuse.

Now that you know how awesome OTís are, you can celebrate them. Letís say thank you to all the OTís for their service to our community.

Jessica Bridges

Poplar Bluff