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What Occupational Therapist Quotes Say About Occupational Therapy Professionals! Inspirational occupational therapist quotes are great for encouraging a patient to keep going despite the adversities. It is not easy to do this, as we all have so many temptations to say, “enough already” and give up. But it is important not to give up on our patients, no matter how difficult things get. Here’s an inspirational occupational therapist quote:

occupational therapist quotes
occupational therapist quotes

 “Good Things come to those who wait.” ~ Harley Pasternak

~ Jennifer Markham, PT: Good things come to those who wait. I love to tell my patients that nothing is ever impossible. Occupational therapy and/or physical therapy can be very challenging. Physical therapy patients often feel “under the weather,” which can lead to depression, fatigue, and lowered self-esteem. These powerful quotes of inspiration can help to keep reminding the patient that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

Famous Occupational Therapist Quotes and Sayings

  • A physical therapist will never become wealthy. You will never become famous. You will however, live life as a completed person because of the unique opportunity to serve others as a physical therapist. – Stephen J. Carp

    occupational therapist quotes
    occupational therapist quotes
  • Therapy is not to ‘talk about’ things, but to change the person’s life, and to relieve suffering, such as depression, anxiety, or relationship problems. – David D. Burns

  • Occupational therapy practitioners know that hope still glimmers in the darkest hour. – AnonymousRest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. – Eleanor Brownn

  • Massage therapy has been shown to relieve depression, especially in people who have chronic fatigue syndrome; other studies also suggest benefit for other populations. – Andrew Weil

  • A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston S. Churchill

  • Therapists need to have a long experience in personal therapy to see what it’s like to be on the other side of the couch and see what they find helpful or not helpful. – Irvin D. Yalom

  • Man, through the use of his hands, as they are energized by mind and will, can influence the state of his own health. – Mary Reily

    occupational therapist quotes
    occupational therapist quotes
  • Therapy can help you grow. Fears will just disappear. – Stephanie Mills

  • Therapy needs to be integrated. You mustn’t forget about a patient’s emotional wellbeing. It is vital to the outcome of their treatment. – Allan Hamilton

  • The overarching goal of occupation therapy is simple: Help patients live life to the fullest. – Holly GoodmanOneself Some seek the comfort of their therapist’s office, other head to the corner pub and dive into a pint, but

  • I chose running as my therapy. – Dean Karnazes

  • I’ve realized therapy is incredibly therapeutic. – Lisa Schroeder

  • The role of the therapist is to reflect the being/accepting self that was never allowed to be in the borderline. – Michael Adzema

  • Anything that is to be called art therapy must genuinely partake of both art and therapy. – Elinor Ulman

  • Physical therapy has taken a greater role in providing examination and interventions in the acute care and critical care settings. – Daniel Joseph Malone

  • Alcoholism and drug addiction, so often portrayed as without cure, can indeed be ended with high- dose nutrient therapy. – Abram Hoffer

  • Physical Therapy and community Services, presents the role of the physical therapist as a servant-leader toward the sick, poor, and impaired. – Stephen J. Carp

  • Fitness and fitness wellness global outcomes are the cumulative effects that physical therapy has upon the fitness and fitness wellness of the patient/client. – Sharon Elayne

  • Fair Successful drug therapy without specific efforts aimed at alcohol can result in a decreased use of alcohol over time. – Marc A. Schuckit

  • Physical Therapist Practice are certainly helpful for a patient/client who presents with impaired body composition and body composition wellness. – Sharon Elayne

  • Fair Successful drug therapy without specific efforts aimed at alcohol can result in a decreased use of alcohol over time. – Rosalinda T. Lagua

  • The prevalence of alcohol misuse is higher in drug treatment dropouts than it is in those who stay with therapy. – Marc A. Schuckit

  • Like physical therapy, occupational therapy often includes physical movement, such a stretching and relaxing. – Marcia Amidon Lusted

  • Being a physical or occupational therapy aide does not require higher education, only a high school diploma. – Marcia Amidon Lusted

  • Occupational therapy with children often incorporates toys and play activities. – Marcia Amidon Lusted

  • Physical therapists provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent disabilities. – Bernice R. Krumhansl

  • Physical therapy has often called ‘the cornerstone of rehabilitation’ because the long road back injury or disease begins with physical therapy treatments to relieve pain and restore function. – Bernice R. Krumhansl

  • You must not fear or resent touching or being touched because physical therapy requires a great deal of close personal contact. – Bernice R. Krumhansl

  • Before physical therapists complete their training education, they will have gone through clinical training in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and schools. – Teppo Harasymiw

  • As patients weaken, it may become necessary for physical therapist to manipulate limbs to prevent loss of mobility. – Teppo Harasymiw

  • Physical therapists should have strong interpersonal skills in order to be able to educate patients about their physical therapy treatments. – Dennis V. Damp

  • Physical therapists also should be compassionate and possess a desire to help patients. – Dennis V. Damp

  • Known as PT’s, they are trained to restore their patient’s function to the highest possible level. – Trisha Hawkins

  • Each career in physical therapy is unique and built on a combination of factors. – Trisha Hawkins

    occupational therapist quotes
    occupational therapist quotes
  • It’s called friendship. It’s like therapy for poor people. – Hank Steinberg

  • ~ Jennifer Markham, PT: “Good things come to those who wait.” ~ Occupational therapist Jennifer Markham

~ Melissa G. Poisoner, PT: “A patient is never too old or too young to benefit from Occupational Therapy. When you give someone a chance to reclaim their dignity and control over their own body and freedom, you become a kind word and a gentle reminder that this type of therapy is worth its weight in gold.” ~ Melissa G. Poisoner, PT Working with patients on the autism spectrum was a life-changing experience for me. Some of my most challenging moments were not even with the autistic individuals; instead, I found it amidst the group of regular patients! These are just a few of the top therapy quotes I’ve read over the years. They keep reminding me that everyone deserves a second chance, so I always feel encouraged when a new PT student arrives at my office…

Thank You Quotes for Occupational Therapist

  • Therapy happens to be very beneficial. I’ve been going for 20 years. – Howard Meyers

  • Well, I don’t consider therapy overreacting, I just think it’s good parenting. – Rob Lotterstein

    occupational therapist quotes
    occupational therapist quotes
  • Psycho analysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy. – Jamie Moyer

  • The best therapy is actually the more aggressive kind when they break you open; they unleash you. – Cara Delevingne

  • Therapy is like telling your nightmares when you’re a kid; they lose their power to hurt and control. – Beth Orton

  • Therapy is extremely expensive. Popping bubble wrap is radically cheap. – Jimmy Buffett

  • Therapy is the boat across the river, but most don’t want to get off. Don’t blame, forgive, All healing is self-healing. – Albert Schweitzer

  • When drug therapies do not work, we have to look for alternative approaches. – Darren Star

  • I thought therapy was called ‘the talking cure’. – Fred Barron

    occupational therapist quotes
    occupational therapist quotes
  • I hate to break this to you, Sarah, but what you’re doing here now is not undergoing therapy. – Michael Brandt

  • Nobody talks about the Therapy outside the Therapy. – Garrard Conley Nature is my therapy. – Fracisco Matias

  • Procedures designed to assist favorable changes in personality or in living that will outlast the session itself. – Judith Aron Rubin

~ Liz Primeau, MT: “We all know someone who says, ‘I can’t do it… The thought of getting hurt is horrible.’ But you know what? If you’re willing to put up with an OT, you have a great opportunity to teach others to not be afraid of heights. Here are some of my top quotes from a conference I recently attended.”

~ Marilyn Spaeth, PT: “My OT gifts me with the courage to take risks that others fear. They help me find the strength to walk the journey through the discomfort.” ~ Lisa Olson, MT: “They motivate me by helping me listen to the fears and failures of others, then rebuking them with humor and encouraging me to find my unique way.”

~ Karen Smith, OT: “OT is my vehicle through which I get to see the world, and it gives me the courage to accept and look at what’s possible.” ~ Pam Mena, OT: “My OT profession keeps my clients inspired, challenged, and invigorated.”
These occupational therapy quotes are powerful tools for motivational speakers, but they’re even more inspirational when coming from the OT himself. What makes OT so compelling? Well…it’s all about giving the people he cares about the gift of hope. The best occupational therapy quotes are loaded with hope, especially when you consider that OT is the one on the receiving end of the equation…so he understands exactly what it means to ‘give the gift of hope.
When a doctor says ‘I don’t know why I’m the doctor,’ or when a carpenter says, ‘Why am I the center?’ – they allow you to pause and ask yourself some hard questions. Our culture and our society are built around the idea of the self-employed doing whatever they want in pursuit of their dreams. The OT breaks that mold – he doesn’t know why he’s the therapist, he just is. He’s there to guide, support, and encourage us in the things we need to do to move forward in our lives, but most of all, he’s there to be there for us when we need him.

In my OT training classes, I learned over two dozen valuable lessons about hope, motivation, and the power of asking questions. The one that resonated the most with me as an OT was the quote from Benjamin Franklin (who was an example of someone who didn’t think much of the self-employed): “If you want to make money without working, get another job.” This stuck with me because I immediately recognized the power of that statement – if you want to make money without working, get another job. However, it’s not always possible to simply get another job; sometimes patients need to be assisted for them to achieve some measure of wellness and/or recovery.

A second great source of occupational therapist quotes is from the Occupational Therapy Association of America (OTOAA). They have great resources available for all therapists. Their website includes valuable links to resources for law and ethical issues, as well as listings of national organizations. They also have many valuable articles on the importance of choosing the best OT, as well as valuable links to patient and practitioner information.

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