Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Occupational Therapy in the U.S. Army

Occupational Therapy in the U.S. Army
Occupational Therapists (OTs) have a long proud history of service dating back to World War I as reconstruction aides. OTs have been a part of the U.S. Army Medical Specialist Corps since its inception in April 1947.

Army Occupational Therapy Vision
Occupational Therapists working in the U.S. Army are human performance experts and dedicated leaders whose innovative programs and services help optimize Soldier performance and readiness in-Theater and garrison environments. OTs serve as valuable members of the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) team improving rehabilitative care by:
Promoting healthy living among all Department of • Defense (DoD) beneficiaries
Maximizing Soldier readiness •
Developing and validating innovative applications • in U.S. Army OT services

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