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My Occupational Therapy Elevator Pitch

Sarah Putt, MA, OTR/L

Wanna hear my occupational therapy elevator pitch?

Last week I was challenged by @marvelousmirraclesot to share my pediatric OT elevator speech. Since so many pediatric OT practitioners shared their brilliant OT pitches from the pediatric lens, I wanted to do a general OT elevator pitch and share my words on how to talk about OT. 

I think it’s important that when we talk about occupational therapy, especially to someone who is unfamiliar with the profession, that we first describe the profession as a whole. 


So here’s what I have to say. 

The word occupation is defined as daily activities that you engage in that are meaningful and purposeful to your lyfe, it is what occupies your time. 

Now sometimes things happen, like an injury or accident or developmental delay, that can interfere with our meaningful activities. 

So as occupational therapy practitioners we are experts on occupation and studying the how and why people engage in these daily activities. 

We then utilize meaningful activities (or occupations) to improve your health and get you doing the things that are important to your lyfe.  

Head on over to my Instagram page @ot.4.lyfe to hear me say it in under 30 seconds.

What about you? What’s your OT elevator pitch? Share it in the comments below. 

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