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I am an Australian occupational therapist, educator and researcher. I have worked as an OT in mental health, vocational rehabilitation and a private surgical hospital. I am passionate using online technology to enhance the knowledge and growth of the occupational therapy profession. In my PhD research I am looking at the role of online technologies in information management and knowledge transfer in occupational therapy. Views expressed and stories shared on this blog are my opinion and do not represent views of my employer or professional registration body.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Motorcyle riding with paraplegia

Thanks Anna for sending me this link, it is a great example of getting around impairment and limitation to get on with doing what you love doing!


Anonymous said...

Anita - I love this video! This is a very valuable video in that it demonstrates where occupational therapists can facilitate client's leisure activities, it provides hope to clients and therapists ("if there is a will, there is a way"), and also stimulates creativity in clients and therapists in creating new devices to achieve occupational goals. I worked with a client prior to being an OT student who had a spinal cord injury and he had continued riding his motorcycle as well. Let's just say this video 'hit home'. Thanks for posting it!
- Kara

Anita Hamilton said...

Hi Kara, yes it is an inspiring video. He didn't need an OT either! He is simply determined and intelligent and resourceful! I see on the YouTube site that he has inspired many others!

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