I’m Sarah Stromsdorfer. I believe that the world needs more great OTs, and I want My OT Spot to help you be one!
So what…who am I?
I’m a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist practicing in Colorado in acute care and adult inpatient rehabilitation.
I earned my BA in Psychology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and my Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy at Brenau University in Atlanta.
When I’m not helping patients get back to their lives, I enjoy hiking, traveling, exploring new restaurants, and volunteering with animal rescue. I also enjoy blogging about sustainability on my other website, Tamborasi.com.
I created My OT Spot for anyone interested in the field of occupational therapy as well as OT students, new grads, and OTs already on the path to becoming the best OT they can be.
Along the way of my personal OT journey, I had a hard time finding reliable resources that were easy to follow, relatable, and that covered everything relevant to practicing OT in an everyday setting.
My mission is to help further the development of the best occupational therapy career resources for you and the entire OT community online.
The content and resources on My OT Spot are geared towards the 4 phases of discovering occupational therapy and becoming an OT. My OT Spot serves to answer the most central questions that apply to each phase.
1. Discovering Occupational Therapy
What is occupational therapy? Why would someone want to be an occupational therapist? What are the career opportunities in the field? What are the steps someone needs to follow to work in occupational therapy?
2. Going to School
What education is required to become an OT or COTA? What schools offer programs in occupational therapy? How will I be admitted and how will I pay for school? Where can I get help with my curriculum and fieldwork?
3. Transitioning to Practice
How am I going to pass the NBCOT exam? How do I find the best OT opportunities that fit with my life goals? How do I handle interviews? How can I prepare today for my daily responsibilities once I get the job?
4. Practicing OT/COTA
What should I be doing with my patients? How can I improve my documentation skills? How should I be managing my productivity at work? What are some ways I can manage the mental and physical stress that comes with being an OT?
My OT Spot is meant to be informative and help guide you along your journey in each of the 4 phases.
But nobody can do it alone!
A big part of your success will come from interacting with like-minded people who support each other with everyday struggles and lifelong goals. Check out the My OT Spot Facebook Group to meet people going through all the same things you are.
I’m always open to hear from you about what you find helpful and what you would like to see more of in the future.
Email me any time: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for visiting!
Sarah Stromsdorfer, MS, OTR/L