Melissa Woodhouse, RRT, MOT, OTR/L, CDP

Hometown: Brookfield, CT

OT Specialty –  or favorite OT challenge
Working with patients who have ALS. It is an opportunity to employ both my respiratory and occupational therapy skills, and truly make a difference.

When and how did you decide to become an OT, or were you born knowing?
After working many years as a respiratory therapist, I decided I wanted to further my career and skills in a field that allowed creativity and went beyond the acute phase.  

If you could offer one tip to people, based on your experiences as an OT, what would it be?  
When looking to buy a house, think long term, do you want to live in this house forever?, if so, buy something that you can grow in – for example, a home that has a master and full bath on the first floor.