Today, more than ever, wellness is at the forefront of societal discussions. From mental health to physical well-being, women are making significant strides in bringing about change, introducing innovative solutions and setting new standards. Despite facing unique challenges, they break barriers, inspire communities and are reshaping the very definition of health and … [Read more...] about What are five lifestyle tweaks to make for better well-being?
Occupational therapy (OT) is a growing career field with a need for trained professionals. Missouri State University currently has two OT programs: a master’s degree and a post-professional doctorate. The latter welcomed its first cohort in fall 2023. The entry-level OT doctorate will welcome its first cohort in fall 2024. All three programs are the only ones offered in the … [Read more...] about Preparing occupational therapists for the Ozarks region
After high school, Purdy went back and forth between work and college. One job led to another. By his early 20s, boredom set in. “It hit me that the jobs I was working were decent, but they weren’t really meaningful. I wasn’t impacting other people’s lives,” Purdy said. “I went back and thought, ‘What is it that I want to do and how can I make a difference?’” The … [Read more...] about From trauma comes triumph
Power Wheels and other ride-on toys are a big hit at the holidays and can bring joy all year round. For children with limited mobility, though, these toys present major challenges. Missouri State University’s occupational therapy department has again partnered with Go Baby Go to provide modified, ride-on cars to seven local families. The children will have final fittings … [Read more...] about Adapting dreams into reality
Interning in Australia means you also get to experience Australia. The wildlife, the sights and the culture. Kenna Sheppard, an exercise and movement science major, did that in the summer of 2017. Sheppard wanted a unique experience for her required internship. “I love to travel but had never flown before and had only traveled (internationally) to Mexico, so I was … [Read more...] about An internship down under