What is an Occupational Therapist and why are they some of the most important people to know after a Spinal Cord Injury? Occupational Therapists help you get back to a new normal post injury, by setting you up for success at home, your work or at play. They not only help you maximize the independence you have, but also help you to prevent common injuries and secondary complications. Not many people have access to these wonderful therapists in their communities, so hearing what they have to say and learning from them is so important!
On this episode we talk to Megan DeMott, an Occupational Therapist and speaker based in Nevada who is also the girlfriend of a C6 quadriplegic. We learn about her education and experiences as an OT, her and her partner’s story of how they met, her advice for other WAGS of SCI, and her top devices to make any quadriplegics life easier. We also get her to answer YOUR questions from our private Facebook group! We truly enjoyed learning from her perspective as a #QuadGF and experienced professional in this community, as well as her unique ideas on self care, sex and love after SCI!
This episode is sponsored by Wishart Brain and Spine Law. Robyn Wishart and her team of Spinal Cord/Traumatic Brain Injury lawyers specialize in advocating for the disabled community and fighting for those who are injured all over North America. Robyn provides FREE legal consultations and advocacy to the WAGS of SCI community, so contact her today and tell her the WAGS of SCI sent you!