Rebecca (Pultman) Alter is an Occupational Therapist who has spent the majority of her occupational therapy experience in inpatient rehabilitation settings. She started her career at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, serving patients on the traumatic rehab unit which included individuals with burns, amputees, prosthetic training as well as traumatic orthopedic injuries. She then worked at Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation in New Jersey where she served on the spinal cord injury unit. Rebecca loves to help people regain their independence and to live their life to the fullest.
Why did you become an OT? Or What do like most about being an OT?
I originally went to school to become a Certified Child Life Specialist. While I was in school I did my full time internship at Shriners Hospital in Boston working with children who have suffered from burn injuries. During my internship at Shriners I worked very closely with the Occupational Therapists and fell in love with the field. I loved the idea of being able to build rapport with your patients and helping them return to their everyday lives as independently as possible.
What settings have you practiced as a therapist?
- Home health
- Skilled nursing facility
- Assisted living facility
What inspires you about Neofect users/your clients? OR Why are you passionate about Neofect products?
As an occupational therapist I understand the importance of a home exercises program however working in the field I quickly learned that many people do not perform their home exercises programs daily due to lack of motivation and engagement. I love how Neofect was able to create a fun, engaging and motivating way for one to perform their home exercises program. I get very inspired by Neofect users when they report that they are starting to regain motion in their affected limb and are able to do tasks that they haven't been able to do for awhile!
What are you passionate about outside of work?
Outside of work I love to spend time with my friends and family as well as enjoying all that the outdoors has to offer!
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: I am located in Tustin CA and I am on pacific standard time zone
Education: Bay Path University - Masters of Occupational Therapy
Wheelock College - Bachelor of Science: Psychology, Human Development with a concentration in Child Life
Clark University - Psychology
Licenses and Memberships:
- OT licensed in CA, MA, CO, and NJ
- CPR certified
- AOTA Member