Members of the association (from left): D’Antoinette Roger-Sorton, Nikita Mukhi, Ember Samuel and Danette Mc Rae.
PHILIPSBURG–The first occupational therapy association in St. Maarten, Occupational Therapy In St. Maarten (OTIS) has recently launched.
This was shared in a recent press release.
OTIS’ mission is to ensure that the highest quality occupational therapy services are being received on St. Maarten, to continue to educate, guide, and provide occupational therapy services to the population of St. Maarten, and to promote occupational therapy in a more joint approach, in so doing, serving and supporting occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants in St. Maarten and abroad.
Occupational therapy’s distinct value is to improve quality of life and health for all ages through facilitating participation and engagement in meaningful, necessary, and familiar activities of everyday life.
“Occupational therapy services have steadily been provided on St. Maarten since 2012. It is a very vast profession that treats across the entire lifespan and covers many sectors, including but not limited to: health, preventative care, education, labour, infrastructure and accessibility. However, the time has come for all occupational therapists to come together and collectively work in raising this very vast and holistic profession to the next level for the population. Look out for us in the future,” said, D’Antoinette Roger-Sorton, OTIS’ founder and president.