The American Occupational Therapy Association’s Media Relations Office focuses on promoting and protecting the professional interests of more than 140,000 occupational therapy practitioners nationwide. Each year, AOTA responds to hundreds of media requests and issues numerous press releases on success stories, research, legislative policy, and much more.
Looking for a compelling story? Need an expert to round out an article or serve as a radio or TV guest? Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).
The following are just some of the newsworthy activities the American Occupational Therapy Association’s members have been involved in:
Helping wounded warriors with TBI or PTSD reintegrate into their community.
Keeping older drivers safe by providing CarFit clinics and offering viable alternatives when driving is no longer an option.
Creating a humor camp for children with autism to help them make friends.
Using the Nintendo Wii to improve balance and coordination of people with Parkinson’s disease.
Providing intense therapy to hand transplant recipients so they can regain normal function.
AOTA staff and association members are available to speak about a variety of topics. Our Media Relations Office serves as the primary point of contact for all media inquiries.
Media Relations Manager
American Occupational Therapy Association
Phone: 301-652-6611, ext. 2963