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Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist:  The occupational therapist represents a physical medicine specialist who evaluates and cares for patients with disability.  More specifically, they help patients develop, recover, and improve the skills necessary to perform activities of daily living (ADLs).  They also help patients return to work and to their preferred red recreational pursuits.

Most occupational therapists have the equivalent of a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.  An occupational therapist must be licensed or registered.  They represent an important part of the spinecare team for some patients. They are often involved at the terminal stage of care as part of the rehabilitative approach.

For more information about the role and responsibilities of a Occupational Therapist, please refer to the website of the American Occupational Therapy Association at

To locate and learn about occupational therapists who are members of the American Academy of Spine Physicians go to the International Directory of Spinecare Professionals. The directory also identifies those who have achieved credentialed status (Diplomate or Fellow) with the American Academy of Spine Physicians.

Educational Partners

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