Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Embracing the Process

As the old adage states, all good things take time. Concerning the process of rehabilitation and other objectives of therapy such as the effective use of compensatory strategies, progress towards goals can take a great deal of time as well as effort on behalf of the therapist as well as the individual whom treatment is intended to help.  Just as a tiny rosebud slowly but decidedly unfolds and evolves into a magnificent rose despite the often harsh forces of nature, each individual embarking on a journey towards his or her therapeutic goals will face challenges on the way to reaching full potential.  Because the realization of goals often requires gradual transformation, key elements involved in the process of therapy is a clear vision of the desired outcome as well as the acknowledgment of progress regardless of how incremental it may be.  As an occupational therapist, it is my duty and pleasure to collaborate with those under my care in order to co-create a vision of the future in which they are able to safely and effectively exercise the highest level of independence possible while participating in daily activities, celebrating each step in the right direction.