EPISODE 020May 03, 2021
In today’s episode, I’m joined by Debra Battistella, an occupational therapist and founder of Creative Concepts in Occupational Therapy PLLC. She’s a seasoned therapist with 20 years of experience working in physical and rehab medicine as a COTA and OTR, she also teaches and coordinates fieldwork in an OTA program. In more recent months, Debra has launched an online mirror therapy program to help rehab medicine OTs save time and improve patient outcomes. She’s also now a podcaster, co-hosting a show called The Noggins and Neurons Podcast, as she continues to find creative ways to BE in our profession!
In this episode we talk about:
Debra's love for learning and teaching
Innovative ways of doing fieldwork in response to some gaps created by the pandemic
Debra's fascination in technology and her idea of developing an ADL video library
How occupational therapy is thriving in the online space
OTs that are redefining how they show up in the world
The importance of having clear leadership
How Imposter Syndrome affected Debra and her sense of belonging as an OT
The significance of creativity in occupational therapy
What inspired Debra’s mirror therapy program
Find out more about Debra and her work on her website www.creativeconceptsot.com
Here is the link to her Mirror Therapy Program
Debra also recently started her own podcast, you can listen here: The Noggins and Neurons Podcast
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