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    I’ve always wanted to become an occupational therapist but I never had any the opportunity to shadow one or even interview one, until now. This essay prompted me to ask my family if they knew any occupational therapist whom I could conduct an interview with. Fortunately, my uncle, Justin Corpuz, went to school with a friend who became an occupational therapist in the Philippines. I was truly ecstatic to be able to finally interview an occupational therapist. The occupational therapist’s name is Ferdinand

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    Physical Therapist Assistant A physical therapist assistant plays a very important role by providing treatments to patients, under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. They use physical therapy treatment procedures to help improve the mobility and relieve pain and disability caused by disease or injury. Some examples of the patients that call for a physical therapist to assist them include accident victims and persons with disabling conditions, such as, lower back pain, arthritis

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    in the care of a physical therapist and his assistant. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, physical therapist assistants

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    The entire profession of Occupational Therapy draws on the idea that occupation can be used to alter an individual 's mental and physical well-being. Occupational therapists use occupation as a tool to achieve this. Participation in occupation is believed to be a significant factor in providing a method for individuals to not only promote, but also maintain their health and well-being (Law, Steinwender and Leclair, 1998). 'Well-being ' is generally defined as an individual’s view of their own

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    The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (2010) has defined occupational therapy as a “client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation” (p.1). I have defined occupational therapy as a process in which a therapist and a client form a therapeutic relationship in order to increase participation in meaningful and functional occupations. An occupation is any action that increases quality of life, supports self-maintenance, and supplements work

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    Occupational Therapy Career Occupational Therapists Many times when a people think of an occupational therapist, they might think of a career counselor and personality tests. They might think of a therapist telling that this job would be “the perfect fit with their personality”. But that is far from what occupational therapy is. Occupational Therapist work with people recover and learn skills that are valuable to be part of society. Occupational therapists work with all age groups of people. They

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    things they want to be able to do. This is obviously a broad definition, and one that can be achieved in various groups, and through various methods. Occupational therapists can specialize in hand therapy, stroke rehabilitation, driving, community mobility, low vision patients, pediatrics, or geriatrics. In any of these specialties, a therapist can address their patient’s daily living activities, leisure, work, education, or social participation. An increased ability to participate in any of these activities

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    seemed very very accurate and possible that I want to pursue. I have always been passionate of caring for others in some source. The four careers that I decided to further research are: occupational therapist, social and human service assistant, pharmacist, and veterinarian. An occupational therapist treat ill and/or disabled patients to regain the ability to do everyday activities. These patients could range from working with children, old adults, ones without a limb, alzheimer patients, and etc

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    becoming a medical therapist. Physical therapists aim to improve mobility, while occupational therapists work toward restoring the function of their patients. Occasionally both physical therapists and occupational therapists work together in the same clinic so that their patients reap the benefits that each program has to offer. Around this area you can find a variety of clinics, private practices, and hospitals that employ both physical therapists and occupational therapists; to name a few: Huntsville

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    occupational therapist. An Occupational therapist has to apply their specific knowledge to enable people to engage in activities of daily living that have personal meaning and value. Develop, improve, sustain, or restore independence to any person who has an injury, illness, disability or psychological dysfunction("Occupational Therapists."Ohio Means Jobs). Occupational therapy allows people across the lifespan to do the activities they want and need to do and a Occupational therapist will help kids

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