April is National Occupational Therapy Month! This article is intended to celebrate the OT profession and provide education on the practice.
Greta graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana Monroe, and a Master’s of Occupational Therapy from LSU-Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Shes been employed by the Therapy Center since graduating from OT school in 2010.
“I love our company! There is such a sense of family with my co-workers and our owners. We are all a team and our ultimate goal is the same: to provide quality therapy to our patients, who often feel like family as well. We all truly care about our patients and want to see them succeed and get better.”
Greta currently serves as the occupational therapist at Lemoine Therapy Services outpatient clinic in Marksville where she treats mostly adult patients with orthopedic injuries. “I love this area of practice because I have a passion for treating acute injuries. It gives me the opportunity to flex my anatomy knowledge and stay up-to-date on current treatment options and protocols. I am also able to experience how my treatment application is able to affect patients’ quality of life and independence with valued occupations. Working in conjunction with the physical therapy staff (Travis Houser, PT and Peyton Splane, PTA) at Lemoine Therapy has been beneficial to improving my clinical skills as they have a vast knowledge base and we often bounce ideas and treatment approaches off of each other.”
Great also works as a supervising occupational therapist at Valley View Health Care and Colonial Nursing Home, where she works with occupational therapist assistants to provide skilled treatment to the geriatric population. “I love the skilled nursing setting as well. I often feel that people don’t always consider the geriatric population as being “appropriate” for therapy, but we find in the nursing home that they tolerate treatment very well and are able to improve their independence and confidence in their performance. We collaborate with speech therapists, physical therapists, and physical therapist assistants in this setting to provide a well-rounded treatment approach to address all of our patient’s deficit areas. We also work hand in hand with the nursing home staff to ensure quality, effective treatment to our residents to ultimately impact their quality of life and independence with their valued occupations.”
Greta is from Plaucheville, Louisiana and currently lives there with her husband, Joe, and two sons, Calvin and Silas.
For more information on our outpatient services in the Marksville area, visit Lemoine Therapy Services webpage here: www.lemoinetherapy.com.
Find out more about the settings Therapy Center offers therapeutic treatments in, visit the our services section at www.therapyctr.com.