I love being an occupational therapist because I can try instilling hope to people who have suffered an accident, illness or injury so that they can live their lives and do the things that are important and meaningful to them. I love being an occupational therapist because we try to help the whole person. For example, we address not only physical issues, but social, cultural, spiritual, environmental, familial, emotional, and personal issues. With our patients we can be creative problem-solvers to find ways to address each person’s unique needs and situations.
By: Monica Becerril, OTR/L