Rebecca Gillett, MS OTR/L is a licensed occupational therapist with extensive experience working with both children and adults.
Rebecca is the Director of Content Strategy and Planning at the Arthritis Foundation and hosts the Live Yes! With Arthritis podcast. It’s her job to ensure the resources and education produced at the Arthritis Foundation have patient voices, questions, and concerns at their center. She earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University and her Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication from the University of Florida.
Her clinical experience as an Occupational Therapist in a variety of settings provides her with a broad knowledge of skills, but she also brings her personal experience of living with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, giving her a unique perspective as a health care professional. She also teaches continuing education courses to other therapists related to arthritis interventions.
Prior to her OT career, she worked in broadcast journalism and marketing. She has been featured in AOTA’s OT Practice publication for her efforts to grow the field of OT to help others with rheumatic diseases.
On this episode of Hands in Motion, we are joined by Rebecca Gillett, MS, OTR/L from the Arthritis Foundation. We discuss the mission of the foundation and how the foundation is working to educate both individuals affected by arthritis and the clinicians who treat them. We learn about the wide variety of resources they have available on their website specifically for this population.
Below are several links that are referenced in the show.
Main website: www.arthritis.org
Vim pain app: (download Vim Pain App from your app store) Find info and links at www.arthritis.org/vim
YES (Your Exercise Solution) Resource: www.arthritis.org/health-wellness/healthy-living/physical-activity/getting-started/your-exercise-solution
Walk with Ease program: https://www.arthritis.org/health-wellness/healthy-living/physical-activity/walking/walk-with-ease
Ease of Use: https://www.arthritis.org/partnership/ease-of-use