About Moxie OT

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Sarah Zera, OTD, OTR/L

Founder, Lead Occupational Therapist

Growing up, two of my primary caregivers were people with disabilities. This gave me first hand knowledge of what is possible when living with a disability. These experiences also showed me the many barriers people with disabilities face on a daily basis.

I have been working as an occupational therapist since 2002. Throughout my career I have been proud to support my clients in their rehabilitation journey. I have helped many people return to doing the things they want to do and need to do. As I have grown as an occupational therapist I have realized that we can do better. Traditional rehabilitation services are vitally important. However, many people “graduate” from rehabilitation but do not return to doing the things in life that matter to them most.

In 2013 I returned to school to study the most effective approaches to help my clients return to their most life-affirming activities. My doctorate in occupational therapy has propelled me to open Moxie OT. At Moxie OT, we aim to work with you in the places where you live your life throughout Chicagoland. We will provide you with the resources and skills necessary to take on new challenges for years to come.

About The Moxie OT Podcast

At Moxie OT, we recognize how difficult it can be for occupational therapy practitioners who work with adults to stay up to date on evidence-based practice. We created the Moxie OT Podcast as a place for occupational therapy practitioners, consumers of occupational therapy, and friends of OT to talk about the best evidence in occupational therapy. We know the power of storytelling. We know hearing how others have applied the evidence can propel us to advance our own practice. We are here to help occupational therapy practitioners to increase their moxie!

Learn More About Sarah's Work

Read her article in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/03080226211008713

Read her Blog Post for the ICANCOOP website: https://icancoop.org/blogs/first-hand-account/goal-plan-do-check-supporting-community-participation-through-adult-group-sessions

Listen to her on the Uncommon OT Series Podcast: https://www.wholistic-transitions.com/the-uncommon-ot-series/inspiration-m56ww-b4d6e-k2jgx-ebldc-9eh3t-lyr8d-hazhm-y2ldg-k3j9h-wfgjr-9b79a-r36h9-z3fca-8ay2w-azmnp-jl3wr-cha3w-9325f-w83sd-se5zj-lhapg

Listen to her on The Business of Ergonomics Podcast: https://www.ergonomicshelp.com/blog/is-ergonomics-and-occupational-therapy-a-match-an-interview-with-sarah-zera-of-moxie-ot