What settings have you practiced as a therapist?
- Inpatient Rehabilitation
Why did you become an OT?
I consider myself extremely lucky that occupational therapy fell into my lap -- it was truly meant to be! I knew I wanted to work in the medical field, but I wasn’t sure exactly in what capacity. A few things happened around the time that I was about to graduate from college: a friend in my Australia study abroad program took an OT class and shared all of the fascinating and fun things they were learning about, and my grandmother experienced OT services firsthand (and raved about her OT!) I then had a feeling that I should pursue this career path.
I love a lot about being an OT, but if I had to narrow it down, I specifically love interviewing people to figure out what exactly motivates and interests them, and then trying my best to make my treatments be as functional and meaningful as possible. OTs get such a unique opportunity to really hear people out in order to help them as individuals, and I think that is so cool!
What settings have you practiced in as a therapist?
I have practiced as an OT for 10 years in inpatient acute rehab, where patients receive intensive therapy and are working hard to recover from all kinds of situations and diagnoses. I have helped people recover from orthopedic surgeries and injuries, spinal cord and brain injuries, and a whole range of illnesses that cause debilitation. My passion is helping stroke survivors during their rehabilitation!
Why are you passionate about Neofect products?
Because of my passion for working with people who are recovering from stroke and other neuromuscular disorders, I am very inspired by the unique opportunity we have at Neofect to give people hope and a chance to take back control over their own recovery.
What are you passionate about outside of work?
Outside of work, I am passionate about raising and having fun with my two children, who have taught me a lot about being a better person and an OT! I also love spending time outside exploring all kinds of activities with my husband, kids, and two dogs. I love to dance, and taught an adult dance fitness class for many years (I hope to get back to doing that soon!)
- Richmond, VA office Eastern Time Zone
- Schools, OT certifications
- Dickinson College - Bachelor’s in Psychology, minor in Spanish
- University of Florida - Master’s in Occupational Therapy
- Licensed as an OT in Virginia and Florida
- Registered with NBCOT
- Certified in - Electrical stimulation, myofascial release, Saeboflex dynamic functional orthoses, CPR
Occupational Therapy Skills
- Motivational interviewing