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Exploring the Many Skills and Talents of Occupational Therapy

Lou Figueroa

Course Length: 1.0 contact hours (.1 AOTA CEU)
PRIMARY Presentation Category: General and Professional Issues
SECONDARY Presentation Category: Limb Loss, Mental Healthand Wellness
Intended Audience: Introductory
Short Abstract:

In this presentation, Lou focuses on activities of daily living, functional transfers, and mental health following traumatic events. Attendees will hear how occupational therapy taught him the life skills necessary to function in everyday environments

Full Abstract:

Foundational Knowledge / Knowledge Based highlighting the various occupational therapies within the limb loss community. Lou shares his own personal experience encountering 5 OT specialties that helped him regain the life necessary skills to function in every day environments.  

Lou discusses the challenges of being a bilateral amputee sharing functional transfers, mental health, spirituality and strategies to achieve a healthy quality of life. Attendees will hear Lou’s incredible transformation of being bed ridden in a hospital to being fully functional sharing his message and traveling the globe with prosthetics.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Explain how occupational therapy plays a critical role in the rehabilitation process following life changing events
  2. Identify a better understanding of occupational therapy’s role with clients who are coping with limb loss and amputations
  3. Recognize occupational therapy’s role in addressing the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of a patient
Educational Value:

How this presentation will advance the practice or professional development of participants and/or the profession. Occupational Therapists will hear a first hand patient’s perspective of recovery highlighting the various OT specialties Lou encountered

Company Affiliated With: Inspired Balance
Financial Disclosure: Employee of: Inspired Balance

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Onsite registration is available Friday, October 20th 8:00-9:00 AM and Saturday, October 21st 7:30-8:30 AM, at the registration table. Please have a credit or debit card available to complete the virtual registration, no cash or check payments will be taken.