I had a wonderful time today when I interviewed this inspirational young lady Theia Smallwood from TeamUp Counseling; she is an intensive in home clinician/Individual Support Services Supervisor. Ms. Smallwood was energetic and blissful to talk about her career and her experience with her employer. She oversee master level clinicians who are working on becoming license master level clinicians social worker. Working on her job for 3 years she explained to me how much she loved her job and how much the experiences has been positive.
As we are daily seeking opportunities to support people with Developmental Disabilities, My wife who has also worked in this field has recently graduated from the Bow valley College practical nursing program. Because of our plans to make a difference in the lives of people living with developmental disabilities, my wife decided to do one of her practicum at the mental health unit at Rockyview Hospital. All these experiences put together, will no doubt serve as added advantages to my scope of support for my potential clients. I am a very patient person with great empathy and a genuine desire to help. I have a current First Aid Certificate, CPI certificate, Medication Administration certificate and some other certificates that a support worker supposed to have.
My observational experience at California Children’s Services (CCS) Medical Therapy Unit was my first introduction to pediatrics in occupational therapy. Here, I was able to see some of the many ways occupational therapists can help children, adolescents and young adults. I observed OT’s visit classrooms and make recommendations for adapted seating. Also, I accompanied occupational therapists to playgrounds to help children and families find ways for a child to participate as much as possible during recess despite an injury, disability or illness. Observing sessions at the outpatient clinic I was informed more about sensory integration, electrical stimulation, and splinting and casting.
There are many careers in the field. But I choose to be a pediatric nurse. There are many reasons to why I picked this as my career. I love working with infants, I like helping with others, and a career as a nurse pays very well. I really want to be this because my mother is a nurse.
Physical Therapist (John F. Kennedy) once said,“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” When she was in 6th grade her aunt had work at Schultz Chiropractic Center. She would always watch how she treat her patients and she was so amazed of the great massage that she was giving to her patients. The career of a physical therapist is a difficult and big responsibility because the new patients and fixing their strength back. The research will describe the career of a physical therapist, what is required to become successful and the impact this career has on society.
Over the last ten years of working within the health care sector I’ve worked closely with mental health nurses, listening to their personal experiences in a wide variety of settings. Extensive research, work experience and personal experiences of mental health issues such as my son’s recent diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder has inspired me to pursue a mental health nursing qualification. Mental health nursing promotes and highlights relevant skills that I have acquired over the years that are crucial in this role. Courage to trust my own judgement and competence to make decisions in often highly stressful situations has lead me to be promoted to team leader at work.
An Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) work with an Occupational Therapist (OT) to treat patients who have difficulty performing work and daily activities due to illness, injury, and disability. An Occupational Assistant helps clients perform exercises as specified in a treatment plan and teaches them how to use equipment that make certain activities easier. An OTA works under the supervision of an OT and if state law permits, help develop treatment plans. Occupational Therapy Assistant also do administrative tasks, including writing a report on the patients progress. Occupational Therapy Assistant is a growing profession.
My Future Career as a Physical Therapist What does a physical therapist do? A physical therapist is a health a professional who helps people of all ages with medical problems or other health related condition that may limit their abilities to move or functional activities in their daily lives. I always want to help people improve their lives and as long as I could remember I wanted to be a physical therapist. The first I viewed my cousin go through therapy, I knew I wanted to help anyway I could.
Kailee Katt There are many reasons why I have chosen to pursue a profession in healthcare, mainly because I enjoy helping others, I am very personable, and I like to make an impact on the lives of others. However, the primary reason why I want to become a nurse is because of past influences. My mother, and both grandmothers have all been in the medical field as nurses, but the one person who has had the most influence on me, is my doctor, Chris Chapman. He is like a grandfather to me, and truly has had an impact on my life. He has been my doctor for as long as I can remember, due to my mother being his nurse.
In the early of the professions of occupational therapist, craft has been used significantly as therapy in this field (Pollanen, 2009). Craft also can be a model of therapy which include element of leisure activities (Pollanen, 2009). Craft can be used art therapy as a great pastimes (CNN, 2015). It can calm patient that suffers depression (CNN, 2015). Occupational therapy practitioner have been train and educate about learning as therapeutic interventions (Bathje, 2012).
For instance, Thai yoga or Pilates training, strength training using kettle bells, as well as her continued support on an outpatient basis through lifestyle and nutrition coaching as well as wellness consultations. It figures that Wendel speaks of her passion for physical therapy and the rewarding change she sees in the lives of her patients through her therapy and coaching. A motivating factor for me in becoming a physical therapist is the satisfaction I know I will receive from helping people recover and watching them improve over time through my therapy and guidance. Ann Wendel’s practice Prana Physical Therapy is one example of how successful physical therapy can have a profound impact on the daily lives of patients and offer the rewarding career I am looking for, and her interview makes me more likely to pursue the career as Wendel talks about her
She explained to me that occupational therapy was concerned with helping the patient in their daily activities and that the OT field was a very interpersonal job, which I loved to hear. Also, as my sister had alluded to before, the therapist told me in great detail how creativity plays a central role in the profession. I couldn’t help but become overjoyed to hear all of these details of an occupational therapist. I’ve always loved creativity and interacting with people even more. The biggest aspect I was elated over the most was the opportunity to not only help a patient physically but also mentally cheer them on and encourage them.
I have strong communication and interpersonal skills. I am and have been for years, fascinated by anatomy and physiology. I have great communication, understanding, and multitasking skills and I love assisting people in any way that I can. I love being in the Student Athletic Training Program at school
“Physical Therapist are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility” (American Physical Therapist Association). They help others to prevent any disabilities and injuries throughout their life. They work around everyone’s injuries and come up with special routines, exercises, and other activities specially made just for them to help them. They range from working and helping athletes, the elderly, veterans, the public, and etc. There are many different Physical Therapist for many different situations.