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2023 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

De-LIBERATE-ly ME

Presented Friday, February 24, 2023, 8:30-10:30am

Kimbo Bridges, OTD, MSOT, CBIS is a graduate from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, receiving her masters and doctorate in occupational therapy. She has been employed for the past 27 years at Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital in Greenville, S.C. for persons with acquired brain injury or stroke. Kimbo is currently serving as an occupational therapist and the manager of the West End Co-op, a cognitive rehabilitation and work rehabilitation model that is part of Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital which she has helped with program development over the last 17 years. 

In her work at the West End Co-op, Kimbo has helped develop a culture that promotes community. The organic conversation at the co-op provides opportunities for people with an acquired brain injury to maximize their residual skills as well as their ability to heal. “What brings healing is inside each individual. A good therapist will need to know how to bring healing to self so they can better teach another how to do the same.” Kimbo has presented at many conferences over the last 20 years, at the state and national level such as the National Stroke Association, Brain Injury Alliance of SC, South Carolina Occupational Therapy Association, and American Occupational Therapy Association.

Megan Theiler is a Speech Language Pathologist who graduated with a master's degree from the University of South Florida. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist who specializes in the neuro population, with an emphasis on serving adult and geriatric groups. She has been practicing speech therapy for 7 years with experience working in inpatient, outpatient, and in-home care settings. Megan's favorite thing about being an allied health professional is being able to collaborate with others to provide creative, holistic care. She presented at the South Carolina Occupational Therapy Association (SCOTA) conference last year and is thrilled to be back with us to continue the exploration into our personal and professional development. She is passionate about interdisciplinary care and believes that it fosters respect and humility that is necessary for growth. Outside of work, Megan enjoys practicing yoga, spending time with her family, and reading. 

Ali Twilley is a Doctor of Physical therapy, attending undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina with an emphasis in motor development, and graduate school at the Medical University of South Carolina. Ali is originally from Highlands Ranch, Colorado and has lived in South Carolina since 2002. Ali has been practicing physical therapy for 9.5 years, with experience in inpatient rehabilitation, acute care therapies, outpatient neurorehabilitation and aging in place. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Ali has presented at the state brain injury conference, as well as is a third time presenter for the state Occupational Therapy conference within the realm of interdisciplinary rehabilitation and professional development. Ali has two young children – 4.5 and 2 years old, and enjoys spending time on the lake, hiking, attempting to be a full-time gardener. Hands down, Ali’s favorite part about being a physical therapist is the opportunity to work alongside like-minded therapists in an effort to treat the whole patient, supporting her patient’s improvements as well as her own, along the way. Ali currently works for Fox Rehabilitation. 

 

***Please note, SCOTA will not issue refunds for this event after 12/31/2022***

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Friday Courses

Primary Presenter

Occupational Therapy and Global Volunteerism: Innovative and Sustainable Public Health Projects

Patty Coker-Bolt, PhD, OTR/L, FNAP, FAOTA

Meaningful Mentorship: The Value of Professional Mentorship over the Career Span

Kimberly Angel Bryant, OTD, OTR/L, MHA

The Pelvic Floor: Addressing Urination, Defecation, and Pain to Improve a Client’s Quality of Life

Kimberly Mielke, MSOT, BCB-PMD

Calling all therapists: Identifying and Advocating for Occupational Therapy’s Vital Role in Oncology Rehabilitation in all Clinical settings

Lisa Marshall OTR/L, CLT, CLWT

The Art and Science of Therapeutic Play

Alanna Marie Pisani, OTD, OTR/L

Tube Feeding Transitions for Children 2-5 Years of Age

Meg Porter, MSR, OT/L

Why OT's need to get on the Sign Language BandWagon: Learn 50 Signs for Better Therapy Sessions!

Tonya Hayes, M. Ed. SLP-A

NBCOT® National Certification Exam: Information You Need to Know

NBCOT

The Heart of It All: Creating Healing Relationships and Connections

Irene Ingram, OTR/L

Saturday Courses

Primary Presenter

OT in the Bedroom: Sleep, Sex and Incontinence

Wynnet Sinclair, OTD, OTR/L

Let’s HUD-dle! Occupational Therapy’s Role in HUD Funded Programs

Carolyn Sithong, MS, OTR/L, SCEM, CAPS, FAOTA

Concussion Across the Lifespan

Julia Corsi, OTD, MBA, OTR/L, C-GCM, CSRS, CBIS

Uncovering Sleep Concerns to Maximize Occupational Therapy Treatments in Pediatrics

Roxanna M. Bendixen, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Turn Down the Lights! - Advocacy for Inclusive Healthcare Service Delivery for a Neurodiverse Adult Population

Alison Pedrick, OTR/L

A New Stroke Telerehabilitation Occupational Therapy Program: Feasibility, Efficacy, and Acceptance

Michelle L. Woodbury PhD, OTR/L

Intensive Rehabilitation for Children with Neuromotor Disabilities: Following the Evidence

Elizabeth Humanitzki, MS, OTR/L, C/NDT

Professional Identity: The Secret to Sustaining Professional Resilience and Career Longevity

Nadine Hanner, OTD, MSOT, OTR/L

“It’s Just an Associate Degree:” The Stigma of the OTA Education, Credentials, and Capabilities

Alison Van Metter, COTA/L

5 Steps to A Dream Career as A Neurodiverse Young Adult

Danielle A. Feerst OTR/L

Meaning Making in Play: An Interdisciplinary Lens for Development

Karen McWaters, MOT, OTR/L,

Regulation: Understanding, Developing and Mastering the Capacity and Skills to Regulate Oneself and Your Pediatric Client

Dillen Hartley, IMC, SSPC, Basic DIR/Floortime®, TBRI® Trained, OTR/L

GoBabyGo! Making a Difference in the Lives of Children with Mobility Limitations

***This course will have restricted attendance (first come, first served) with separate registration opening 1/1/2023***

Patty Coker-Bolt, PhD, OTR/L, FNAP, FAOTA


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