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One of the biggest responsibilities of an occupational therapist or OT is to identify a person’s limiting factors with regards to the activities of daily living. Avrielle Rykman Peltz, OT and Chief Operating Officer of the Restorative Neurology Clinic at the Burke Medical Research Institute is an expert figure in neurological upper and lower limb recovery. She advocates on using occupational therapy to help patients regain strength and function of the limbs using proper assessment and cutting edge robotic technology. Avrielle highlights breathing efficiently and posture as vital aspects of recovery. Being an OT is an encompassing profession that not only focuses on a patient’s physical injury but on the psychological aspect of it as well.

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