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Debra Battistella, MS, OTR/L, has over 22 years of experience working with the adult & older adult populations in physical medicine rehab. Most of her career she worked in a certified stroke center where she participated in the development of several programs, including a modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy program and a critical care Early Mobility Protocol.

She has taught to her area of expertise and coordinator fieldwork for occupational therapy assistant students at the community college level. While there, Debra worked with Level II Field work students and the Student Access Center to develop & provide campus-based OT services at the group and population levels.

Debra is owner of Creative Concepts in Occupational Therapy PLLC, where she supports physical medicine occupational therapy practitioners with online trainings and programs. She also provides occupational therapy serves to those in need at Tampa General Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Debra Battistella is the owner of Creative Concepts in Occupational Therapy, PLLC. She has an employment relationship with Erie Community College. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Debra Battistella is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, New York State Occupational Therapy Association, and the International Association of Reiki Professionals. She is the host of a podcast.