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The profession of OT has yet to be widely acknowledged and recognized within the world of sports (Reed, 2011). There is currently a lack of research related to OT's role in working with athletes who have sustained sports-related injuries. Although occupational therapists are currently working with athletes on sports rehabilitation and recovery, there is uncertainty within the profession regarding the presence of occupation-based practice (OBP) in the population of athletes and within the sports rehabilitation setting. The project aims to advocate for the profession of OT in sports rehabilitation and recovery and increase awareness of the importance of OBP when working with athletes who have sustained sports-related injuries. Through an OT lens, understanding OT's current role in sports rehabilitation and exploring the need for OBP within interventions may support the population's needs in returning to their desired sport.

Publication Date

Fall 12-8-2022


University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences


occupation-based, sports rehabilitation, athletic injuries

Medical Subject Headings

Athletes, Athletic Injuries, Return to Sport, Occupational Therapy


Occupational Therapy | Sports Sciences


Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, held online at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on December 8, 2022.

Exploring Occupation-Based Practice for Athletes with Sports-Related Injuries



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