One of the interesting things about visiting the National Health Observances website is looking through pages of recognized movements spotlighting opportunities to gain new appreciation and understanding for impactful issues. March was dedicated to the profession of athletic training (among other noteworthy topics). In April the efforts of Occupational Therapy practitioners is highlighted, shedding light on an often misunderstood - and underestimated - profession.
The American Occupational Therapy Association defines the practice of OT as: "help[ing] people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations)." With an emphasis on fostering independence, occupational therapists and assistants implement therapeutic techniques to help individuals who are coping with developmental or physical disabilities "live life to the fullest," as the AOTA trademark slogan goes.
We take particular care in selecting OT continuing education topics for our Course Catalog and all month we're offering a special promotion to show our appreciation for all of the hard work OTs and OTAs do all throughout the year!