Did you know that April is Occupational Therapy Awareness month? In honor
of this recognition, Campbell County Health wanted to shed some light
on this profession and introduce our therapists.
One of four occupational therapists at CCH's
Rehabilitation Services wanted to become an occupational therapist in order to help people. “I
was always very interested in pursuing a career in the medical/health
field and when I found occupational therapy, I knew I could make a difference
in people’s lives,” says
For those who don't know, occupational therapy promotes independence
and living a meaningful life whether it be through physical rehab, creating
adaptations to make functional activities easier, or teaching new strategies
to function to the best of a person’s ability.
Lauren sees occupation therapy as helping people live life to its fullest
by helping them engage in all areas of their life no matter what their
limitations may be. Anything is possible and why Lauren likes her profession
so much. “Being able to think outside the box and come up with new
and creative ideas in order to help individuals be successful in their
everyday lives is so rewarding. Occupational therapy can adapt to anything,” she says.
Working at Rehabiliation Services as an occupational therapist is so rewarding
for Lauren because CCH offers the most comprehensive therapy services
in Gillette, Wyoming. Occupational therapists often refer patients to
other services such as
orthotics and prosthetics, and even wound care, which are all available at Rehabilitation Services.
The ability to provide continuity of care from therapy during a hospital
stay to therapy in your home through Home Health, and even receiving daily
or weekly therapy in our clinic is an impressive scope of care patients
can receive with one provider and why Lauren loves going to work everyday.
Thank you, Lauren, for being a part of the team at Occupational Therapy
at CCH Rehabilitation Services.
Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people
of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do through
the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Unlike other professions,
occupational therapy helps people function in all of their environments—for
example, at home, work, school and in the community—as well as addresses
the physical, psychological, and cognitive aspects of their well-being
through activities. Occupational therapy services are available to patients
at the Stocktrail Building, or in the comfort of their own home. Learn
more about Occupational Therapy with Campbell County Health Rehabilitation