April is National Occupational Therapy Month. Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants are part of a vitally important profession that helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Occupational therapy uses a holistic and customized approach to evaluations, interventions and outcomes. Some of the care they can provide includes helping a child with disabilities participate in school and in social situations, assisting a person recovering from injuries to regain skills and aiding an older adult to stay as independent as possible. Hamilton Medical Center’s occupational therapy program includes a certified hand therapist who specializes in the rehabilitation of hand injuries and therapy following intricate hand surgical procedures. Pictured are some occupational therapy staff members from Hamilton Medical Center and Bradley Whiteside Rehabilitation. From left are Tricia Carroll, Debbie Schmidt, Rebecca Bullock, Haley Allen and Sara Kate Rogers.