Presenters: Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes
Earn .5 contact hour
Jessica and Patrick were young, active newlyweds when they were both critically injured in the Boston Marathon Bombing. After years of surgeries and rehabilitation, they have been able to regain strength and independence with the help of their occupational therapists. As blast trauma amputees, their recoveries have been long and challenging as they have moved through many different stages and decisions. Occupational therapists have been with them on this journey to help them maximize their independence and learn to adjust to their news lives.
Learning Level: All - Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, all occupational therapy students
AOTA Classification Codes for Continuing Education Activities:
Domain of OT Category 1; Process of OT Category 2
Keywords: amputation, resilience, trauma, Boston Marathon