OT Week 2022

OT Week 2022 – “What OT Means to Me”

At Moore Rehab Outcomes we celebrated the start of OT Week with a lovely morning tea at our head office with our A Team and were lucky enough to have some of our incredible remote team join us online.

       

 

 

We asked some of our Occupational Therapists what OT means to them:

Cathy: “Empowering our clients to reach their optimum health and well being through participation in activities of everyday life that are important to them.” 

Lynn: “Occupational Therapy for me is about listening to a person’s story about their life and implementing strategies to assist them to achieve as much quality of life and independence to allow them to live the life they want to live.”

Pippa: “Enabling people to enable themselves the best they can!”

Kate: “OT is such a central part of who I am as a person and also in my family life. The communication skills, problem solving approach, collaboration with others and OT frameworks I apply to my every day life, I continue to find new passion and opportunities each year in my work as an Occupational Therapist”.

3 things our OT’s love about their work ❤❤❤

Lynn:

  1.  I love being able to implement practical solutions to a client’s problem to improve their lives in some way.
  2. I love listening to people’s stories – everyone has their own challenges, struggles and victories. It is a privilege to be invited into their lives for a short period.
  3. I love working within a team of like-minded colleagues who have the same passion for making a difference in people’s lives.

Cathy:

  1. I love the wonderful people I get to meet. From our clients, our colleagues and other relevant people such as in workplaces. What a wonderful position we are in to meet so many diverse groups of people and work collaboratively.
  2. I love the time we have to spend with people to complete our work, often some of the most difficult times in their lives. Time to listen, time to be considerate and time to improve the experience of our clients by empowering them to start healing and achieving their goals.
  3. I love that we make a difference as OT’s to a person’s life experience. It is very rewarding to know you can make a difference.

Pippa:

  1. I love the variety of the role, I could be supporting someone to adapt the way they clean their teeth in the morning, and then be developing a treatment plan to get someone back to parenting roles in the afternoon.
  2. I love that where there are people there should / could be an OT. We can be found in so many areas. I have worked in a forensic hospital, palliative care unit, ED services, specialist neurology service, aged care, community government and charitable organisations. There are so many options being an OT.
  3. We deliver individual and novel services to our clients. Each client is assessed and treated to ensure treatment is developed with them, for them, to support their return to pre-injury function or gain post injury skills.

Kate: 

  1. I love making a difference, and using my problem solving skills to help individuals reach their maximum potential in life, and help them adjust post accident or trauma.
  2. I love the amazing opportunities and variety of our profession – from starting a private practice, growing a state wide team, the amount of different services we can provide and that each client has a unique diagnoses and social circumstances.
  3. I feel enormous job satisfaction in every aspect of my work – from helping other OT’s develop professionally, to seeing clients achieve goals.