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April is National Occupational Therapy Month and KDMC’s Occupational Therapy Team wants you to know a little more about their contributions to world-class patient care.

Three things you should know about occupational therapy:

  1. Occupational therapists help people overcome dysfunctions that interfere with their daily life. OTs help patients develop, recover or maintain skills necessary for self care, work or leisure.
  2. The primary goal of occupational therapy is for patients to achieve independence and satisfaction in all aspects of their lives.
  3. Occupational therapy offers a variety of treatment approaches.

Occupational therapists help people of all ages with conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, socially or emotionally disabling.

“Our therapists are well known for their treatment of orthopedic and neurological dysfunctions,” said Leslie Weddington, outpatient occupational therapist. “We help patients with problems such as hand trauma and other injuries needing orthotic and splint fabrication, as well as those who have suffered traumatic brain injury and stroke.”

The 13 Team Members in KDMC’s OT department are:

  • Rehabilitation Unit - John Adkins, Occupational Therapist; Christel Hilley, Occupational Therapist; Lynlee Bond, Certified OT Assistant; Jessica Kimbler, Certified OT Assistant; Stephanie McKenzie, Certified OT Assistant; Susan Whitt, Certified OT Assistant
  • Acute Care -  Josh Logan, Occupational Therapist; Mark Doll, Certified OT Assistant
  • Outpatient - Leslie Weddington, Occupational Therapist; Susan Conley, Certified OT Assistant
  • Home Health - Michelle Skaggs, Occupational Therapist
  • PRN - Nancy Sand, Certified OT Assistant; Kim Webb, Certified OT Assistant

“We have an experienced team of occupational therapy practitioners who are dedicated to the patients we serve,” said Leslie. “We are second to none when it comes to quality of service and compassion for our patients. We really love what we do!”

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