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24 Sep, 2012, 15:30 ET Occupational Therapy Practitioners Offer Health Care Solutions on Capitol Hill

More than 500 lobby Congress as part of the American Occupational Therapy Association's annual Hill Day More than 500 occupational therapy...


19 Mar, 2012, 15:49 ET Association to Congress: Occupational Therapy is Key Resource to Treat Mental Illness

AOTA promotes HR 3762 at well-attended Capitol Hill briefing The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) sponsored a House...


13 Mar, 2012, 11:52 ET Mental Health Act Will Help Patients 'Live Life to Its Fullest'

American Occupational Therapy Association will promote HR 3762 with briefing on March 19 The American Occupational Therapy Association...


15 Feb, 2012, 12:06 ET Coalition to Congress: Protect Seniors By Protecting Therapy Services

- Coalition highlights importance of extending therapy caps - Advocating on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries who...


21 May, 2008, 01:00 ET Colorado Governor Signs Occupational Therapy Registration Into Law

BETHESDA, Md., May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed a bill that will require occupational therapy...


01 Apr, 2008, 01:00 ET Occupational Therapy Month 2008 Highlights Profession as Career Choice

BETHESDA, Md., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The numbers don't lie. Demand for occupational therapy services is on the rise and new...


14 Feb, 2008, 00:00 ET AOTA Gets Profession Addressed on House Floor in Federal Loan Repayment Bill

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- - A loan repayment program for professions of "national need" will include occupational...


11 Dec, 2007, 00:00 ET Medicare Drops Proposed OT Certification on Power Wheelchair Evaluations

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After more than two years of advocacy by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA),...


29 Nov, 2007, 00:00 ET Occupational Therapy: A Key to Wellness

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) 2007 National Prevention and...


09 May, 2007, 01:00 ET Indiana Becomes 47th State to Provide Licensure for Occupational Therapists

BETHESDA, Md., May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed legislation on May 8th that will provide state licensure...


01 May, 2007, 01:00 ET AOTA Joins Launch of CarFit Program to Increase Safety for Senior Drivers

BETHESDA, Md., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has joined with America's leading senior...


23 Apr, 2007, 01:00 ET Military Occupational Therapy Helps Wounded Warriors and Civilians Alike

BETHESDA, Md., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amputations, combat stress and traumatic brain injuries are just a few of the war injuries...


17 Apr, 2007, 01:00 ET Stroke Recovery, Autism & Low Vision Among Occupational Therapy Topics On Tap for St. Louis

BETHESDA, Md., April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are you looking for a new angle on stroke recovery, autism, aging or Alzheimer's? The 2007...


13 Apr, 2007, 01:00 ET Video: New Video Highlights Occupational Therapy at Walter Reed

BETHESDA, Md., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Occupational Therapy Department at Walter Reed Army Medical Center has produced a 90...


04 Apr, 2007, 01:00 ET 2007 Occupational Therapy Month: Restoring the Lives of Wounded Warriors

BETHESDA, Md., April 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As advances in battlefield medicine save more soldiers' lives than ever, the science of...


27 Mar, 2007, 01:00 ET AOTA Testifies in Congress, Advocates for Research, Education and Services for the Aging

BETHESDA, Md., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Julie Bass Haugen OTR/L, Ph.D., FAOTA testified before Congress today and strongly advocated...


20 Mar, 2007, 01:00 ET 'Time' Journalist Injured in Iraq to Keynote 2007 Occupational Therapy Conference

BETHESDA, Md., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As survival rates for soldiers injured in war hit an all-time high, occupational therapy...


16 Mar, 2007, 01:00 ET Occupational Therapist to Help Set CA Workers' Comp Guidelines

BETHESDA, Md., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) recently named AOTA Past President Mary...


02 Oct, 2006, 01:00 ET As Campaign Season Heats Up, AOTA Advises Candidates to 'Grip & Grin'

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As election day approaches, candidates for elective office across the United States are shaking millions...


06 Sep, 2006, 01:00 ET Two Weeks Until National School Backpack Awareness Day

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- With two weeks to go until the fourth annual National School Backpack Awareness Day, occupational therapy...


20 Dec, 2005, 00:00 ET Aging is a Family Occupation - Dr. Carolyn Baum

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is an opinion column by AOTA President Dr. Carolyn Baum: As the White House Conference...


11 Dec, 2005, 00:00 ET Occupational Therapists Demonstrate Proper 'Fit' of Automobile for Transportation Secretary Minetta

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Occupational Therapists attending the White House Conference on Aging demonstrated proper methods for...


03 May, 2005, 01:00 ET Nation's Leading Researchers, Scientists, Practitioners Reveal Findings in Alzheimer's, ADHD, Parkinson's Disease, Post-Combat Reintegration, Older Workers in the Workplace at Occupational Therapy Conference

LONG BEACH, Calif., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- This tip sheet highlights only a few of the hundreds of sessions being presented by members of the...


31 Mar, 2004, 00:00 ET April is Occupational Therapy Month

BETHESDA, Md., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- April is occupational therapy month, a time when occupational therapists across America raise public...


28 Aug, 2003, 01:00 ET Occupational Therapists Urge Parents to Be Aware of Heavy School Backpacks

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- "Pack it Light, Wear it Right" is the American Occupational Therapy Association's (AOTA) advice to the...