The Role Occupational Therapy Plays In Treating Veterans Transitioning To Civilian Life

On this episode of My OT Journey Podcast student influencers Andrew Wells, of Utica College in Utica, NY and Olivia Kuehler, of the College of St. Mary in Omaha, NE reach out to Mrs. Jackie Warmuth an OT practitioner who uses eco-therapy in treating veterans who are transitioning to civilian life after serving our great country. Jackie has been working with the military population for 8 years and shares how much they have changed her life. Working with this population, Jackie shares the importance of gaining trust from your client. Jackie’s eco-therapy approach to treating Veterans will be a well attended topic at the AOTA conference in Boston.

In this episode Olivia Kuehler, OTS and Andrew Wells, OTS interview Jackie Warmuth OTR/L, Director of Rehabilitation @ Sitrin Rehabilitation Center 

Jackie earned her B.S. from Utica College in 1990. A UC Alumna, Jackie has maintained a strong relationship with the UCOT program and has been extremely successful. Her dedication to the program includes teaching several classes such as facilitating specific units and labs, Case-Informed Discussions, and educating students as a fieldwork educator. Jackie is currently the director or rehab at Sitrin Health Care Center in Utica, NY. I am lucky enough to learn at such a beautiful facility that treats patients with neurodegenerative conditions such as ALS and Huntington’s disease. The Neuro Care Center is the first and only of its kind in Upstate New York, providing comprehensive care to individuals with Huntington’s Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), two diseases that have no cure and no treatment to slow their progression. This facility treats any patients needing medical rehabilitation as well as the growing military rehabilitation program that Jackie plays a huge role in. 


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