Neofect | Therapist Profile

Alison Scarpa, OTR/L

Alison is an occupational therapist and health writer based out of Chicago, IL. Alison lends a diverse background of experience to the Neofect USA team in her role as a Clinical Manager.

alison_profile

What do like most about being an OT?

I love that occupational therapy never loses sight of what is meaningful for clients in addition to what is practical. Helping individuals return to valued activities that they thought were impossible due to physical or cognitive limitations is always rewarding. It is fun to be involved in a profession that relies heavily on your creative problem-solving skills.

What settings have you practiced in as a therapist?

  • Acute care
  • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Subacute rehabilitation
  • Home healthcare

Why are you passionate about Neofect products?

Technology is the future of rehabilitation, with more products and therapy services geared towards the digital user. I am thrilled to work for a company that is on the forefront of this trend, with a product lineup that makes video games fun, accessible, and therapeutic for individuals who might not be able to participate in gaming otherwise.

What are you passionate about outside of work?

My hobbies include scouring the Chicago restaurant scene, cooking, and socializing with friends and family. I’m usually playing through multiple phone or computer games at any given time.

Contact info

  • Alison@neofect.com
    Chicago, IL
    Central Time Zone

  • Education and training:
    Washington University in St. Louis- Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
    Illinois Wesleyan University - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    Licensed as an OT in Illinois

  • Certified in:
    Physical Agent Modalities
    Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (American Heart Association)

Relation Posts

Rehab with Real-World Objects for Improved Hand Use After Stroke
Hand Rehab
Rehab with Real-World Objects for Improved Hand Use After Stroke
Does your home exercise program go beyond basic stretching and strengthening? Consider incorporating task-specific training into your routine to maximize arm and hand function.
COVID-19 and Stroke in Young Adults: Know the Signs to Save a Life
COVID-19
COVID-19 and Stroke in Younger Adults: Know the Signs to Save a Life
Research suggests an association between COVID-19 and stroke. Read more on how the novel coronavirus could increase your stroke risk as well as how to recognize a medical emergency.
The Best Tips for Stroke Survivors to Maximize Recovery and Participation
Strategies for Stroke Survivors
The Best Tips for Stroke Survivors to Maximize Recovery and Participation
Physical health, work, and leisure are still options after stroke. Here are some of the the best things to know to stay productive and fulfilled as a stroke survivor.
Stroke Lingo Part 4: Vision Changes After Stroke
Vision Therapy
Stroke Lingo Part 4: Vision Changes After Stroke
More than half of stroke survivors experience visual impairment following stroke. Read on to better understand common stroke-related visual problems including field cuts, neglect, and double vision.
Making Medication Management Easier
IADLs
Making Medication Management Easier
Seventy percent of American adults report taking at least one medication. Consider the following tips to streamline your medication management process.
Setting Personal Goals After Stroke
Stroke Recovery
Setting Personal Goals After Stroke
Goal-setting becomes the name of the game for stroke survivors as they transition from the hospital back into their homes and communities.
Older Posts »