One definition of Occupational Therapy…”kind of like physical therapy, but different”( my dad).
Another definition of OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY “enabling a just and inclusive society so that all people may participate to their potential in the daily occupations of life (Townsend& Polatajko, 2013, p. 380).
Occupational therapists ask “What matters to you?” not, "What's the matter with you?" (http://www.aota.org/about-occupatio…Wl0Xh.dpuf)
By choice, I have lived in Ludington, a small beach town in northern Michigan (population of 12,000?) for almost 4 years. We have beaches, forests, farms, a quaint downtown and a library that is all about the patrons. It is a vibrant yet laid back place to live a good life. As an occupational therapist, I have the skills to support inclusiveness for this community and for its individual citizens. I the only private practice occupational therapists within an hour drive. The branding needs to reflect: possibilities, skill, joy, honesty, respect and inclusion in our local area, Ludington.
OPENING DOORS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
*helps children with disabilities to develop fine motor and visual motor skills to open books and turn pages (so that they can play on the full sized sailboat in the the library)
*helps people with hand and arm injuries to regain skills to bath and get dressed (so that they can go the the local Friday Night Live street party or go to deer camp with the guys)
*helps setup safe home environments for older adults so that they can live more independently (so that they can have friends visit to share a scoop of ice-cream or to fish from the dock)
OPENING DOORS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY… facilitating people to open the doors to their own possibilities for participation in the loves and joys of Ludington…
♡Oh, the possibilities.♡