Cassidy Lewis, COTA 

Hometown: Trumbull, CT 

OT Specialty – or favorite OT challenge
Enhancing patient and family quality of life.

When and how did you decide to become an OT, or were you born knowing?
I fell in love with Occupational Therapy when I worked at a behavioral school with children ages 8-14 years old and assisted the occupational therapists with their treatments and interventions. I love how OT focuses on the patient—rather than simply the diagnosis—without putting a person into a category. They are treated in accordance to their daily living goals.

If you could offer one tip to people, based on your experiences as an OT, what would it be?
Don’t underestimate the power of OT! Many people are confused as to what type of therapy it provides. OT addresses balance, strengthening, neuro re-education, in-home safety recommendations, sensory integration, transfer retraining, with AD, vestibular integration, pain management, and more on top of everyday living skills!