Dedicated and hard-working occupational therapy student. Extensive background studying exercise science and applying knowledge as a therapy technician. Experience interning in various occupational therapy settings. Good communication skills, natural leader, internally driven.
Level II Commonwealth Hand Therapy- Lexington, KY May 2017-July 2017:.
660-hour occupational therapy internship.
Experience evaluating and treating disorders of the upper extremity.
Common diagnoses seen include fractures, post-operative conditions, and cumulative trauma.
Experience with fabricating wrist gauntlet, forearm based thumb spica, hand based thumb spica, and resting hand splint.
Level II Veteran's Affairs Medical Center- Lexington, KY August 2017-November 2017:.
480-hour occupational therapy internship.
Experience evaluating and treating multiple diagnoses in the sub-acute rehab, inpatient acute hospital, and outpatient clinic.
Experience with transfers, ADL retraining, and providing appropriate splints.
Level I Child Development Center of the Bluegrass- Lexington, KY May 2016:.
40-hour occupational therapy internship.
Experience with pediatric clients involving sensory processing, emotional regulation, motor praxis skills, feeding, assessing play skills.
Level I Health South Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital- Lexington, KY July 2016:.
40-hour occupational therapy internship on the general medical unit.
Experience assisting and retraining ADL and engaging clients in meaningful preparatory activities.
Level I New Legacy Reentry Corporation- Louisville, KY September 2016:.
40-hour occupational therapy internship working with ex-offenders.
Experience with community reentry skills, job search skills, life skills, and emotional regulation.
Level I University of Kentucky- Lexington, KY October 2016:.
40-hour occupation therapy internship in the acute care setting.
Experience with transfers, ADL re-training, and traumatic brain injury/stroke.
Hand Conference Lectures: University of Kentucky Medical Center:.
May 11, 2017 - Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand and Wrist presented by Dr.
May 18, 2017 - Atypical Arthritic Conditions presented by Dr.
May 25, 2017 - Treatment of Osteoarthritic Conditions of the Hand presented by Dr.
June 1, 2017 - Hand Therapy for Arthritic conditions presented by Greg Pitts, MS, OTR/L, CHT.
June 8, 2017 - Nerve Transfers presented by Dr.
June 15, 2017 - Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma presented by Dr.
June 22, 2017 - Soft Tissue Neoplasms: Benign and Malignant presented by Dr.
June 29, 2017 - Bone Tumors of the Hand presented by Dr.
Effective communication skills:
Effective time management skills:
Strong problem solver:
Strong understanding of body biomechanics:
University of Kentucky Dance Team 2011-2015: As a 4-year member of the varsity dance team at the University of Kentucky, I was given the change to dance at all home football and men's basketball games.
I was also a 4-time member of the university's national competition team, placing 3rd in the nation.
During my time as a team member, I learned valuable skills pertaining to work-ethic, leadership, and time management.
These skills have continued to serve me well in my graduate education.
Member of the American Occupational Therapy Association 2015-Present: As a member of AOTA, I am able to remain current on information pertaining to the field of occupational therapy.
The organization provides professional support, continuing education opportunities, information on special interest sections of occupational therapy, research, and advocacy for the profession.
Member of Pi Theta Epsilon Beta Rho Chapter 2016-Present: I am a member of the Pi Theta Epsilon honor society, which recognizes academic achievement among students in the field of occupational therapy.
Students in the top 35% of their class are invited to join this prestigious society.
As a member, I am able to contribute to the advancement of the field of occupational therapy through research opportunities, fundraising, and collaboration with other occupational therapy students and practitioners.
Physical Therapy Technician01/2015 to 08/2015 Drayer Physical Therapy InstituteLexington, KY
Worked to assist the physical therapist as needed, with emphasis on teaching/correcting proper exercise technique.