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Sep 24, 2012, 15:30 ET
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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...

Mar 19, 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...

Mar 13, 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...

Feb 15, 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...

May 21, 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...

Apr 01, 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...

Feb 14, 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...

Dec 11, 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),...

Nov 29, 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...

Sep 06, 2007, 01:00 ET

Two Weeks Until National School Backpack Awareness Day

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

May 09, 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...

May 01, 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...

Apr 23, 2007, 01:00 ET

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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...

Apr 17, 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...

Apr 13, 2007, 01:00 ET

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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...

Apr 04, 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...

Mar 27, 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...

Mar 20, 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...

Mar 16, 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...

Oct 02, 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...