Having been both a patient and a practitioner of occupational therapy, I’ve developed a unique and thorough understanding of the profession. My familiarity with the patient perspective is thanks to my involvement in a 2015 car accident that left me comatose with a brain injury and R-sided partial paralysis. Despite my impaired short-term memory, much of my long-term memory was spared; I retained the knowledge of how to function as an OT and as a drummer, both of which have been critical to my recovery. Since the accident, my goal has been to spread my knowledge of and experience with the significance of purposeful movement and to use it in my care for people suffering from various physical and cognitive impairments. I’ve utilized these benefits through my inclusion of boxing, drumming and LSVT in treatment plans for individuals suffering from the effects of CVA, CP, PD, TBI/ABI and many other impairments. I plan to continue and enhance my practice in order to improve the quality of life of those I serve.