Occupational Therapy Expert Witness

Occupational Therapy Expert Witness

An Occupational Therapy expert witness testifies on the use of activities to help ill or injured patients recover function in their daily life and work.  Occupational Therapy, or OT, differs from Physical Therapy (PT) in that Occupational Therapists help patients improve their ability to perform day-to-day tasks, commonly known as activities of daily living or ADLs. While PTs help to restore function, OTs work on improving a patient’s adaptation to work or home following injury or illness.  OT’s work alongside physicians, physical therapists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals. Most Occupational Therapists have a two-year master’s degree (MOT), though some pursue advanced training and secure a doctorate (OTD) degree. OT specialists work in private offices, schools, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers.  Some occupational therapists consult in ergonomics and modifications to make buildings and homes more accessible. These latter tasks are accomplished by direct evaluation of homes, workplaces, and other environments where people interact. Occupational Therapists are rarely named as defendants, and their role in litigation is mainly to speak to issues of functionality at work or home following a period of rehabilitation.

Occupational Therapy Case Matter

Elite Medical Experts is experienced in every aspect of Physical and Occupational Therapy litigation and consultation, including:

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s)
  • Wheelchairs and assistive devices
  • Self-care routines
  • Functional improvement of disabilities
  • Low vision assistance
  • Hand therapy
  • Ergonomic assessment and modification

Given the scope of Occupational Therapy practices, a top-tier Occupational Therapy expert is an invaluable asset in complex issues. To secure a hand-selected Occupational Therapy expert witness who is ready to work with you, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on Elite’s experienced Case Strategy Team today.

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Dr. Burton Bentley II, the CEO of Elite Medical Experts, is a nationally renowned authority on medical liability, informed consent, and complex issues at the intersections of medicine, law, and business. As a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician and entrepreneur, Dr. Bentley founded Elite Medical Experts in 2010 while overseeing nearly a decade of year-over-year growth. Dr. Bentley also developed and patented a commercial medical device and co-founded Consent Spectrum, a state-of-the-art digital platform for informed consent in aesthetic medical procedures.  Outside of Elite, Dr. Bentley can be found spending time with his family and riding horses in Tucson’s riverbeds and deserts.

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