Today we’d like to introduce you to Lindsay Field.
Hi Lindsay, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I received my master’s degree in occupational therapy from Springfield College in Springfield, MA in 2009. I began my career working with the geriatric population in small hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. I did this for 6 years and loved working with the older adult population. Much of my time was spent increasing their independence with daily living skills after a stroke, cardiac event, joint replacements, etc.
My husband and I moved to Arizona in 2015 and we were expecting our first child. I decided to switch focus areas in OT and began working with the pediatric population in the school setting. I am now starting my 8th year in the school setting and love working with children. Just prior to COVID I decided that I would like to explore starting my own OT business. It’s taken a few years but I feel like I’m now on the cusp of something big! My goal is to continue providing exceptional OT services to children while having the flexibility to spend time with my own child.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Overall, I have been extremely fortunate to have been hired for every job I’ve ever applied for. However, starting your own business is a whole other ball game. Having the confidence and patience to persevere with an idea or vision has been the biggest obstacle for me.
As you know, we’re big fans of Field Therapy Services, LLC. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
Pediatric OT works on helping children develop the skills they need to reach their full potential as they grow and mature. Physical impairments, developmental delays, injuries, and other issues can negatively affect a child’s ability to perform everyday tasks and evolve through successive stages of social, cognitive, emotional, and motor development.
I’ve worked with the children on fine motor skills, visual perceptual skills, sensory-motor integration, and more. I’ve also received certification in Dr. Bruce Perry’s, Neurosequential Model of Education (NME). NME focuses on assessing children’s neurological needs due to trauma and identifies interventions to mitigate negative effects in children’s daily activities.
What are your plans for the future?
I’m hoping to be able to continue to grow Field Therapy Services and make it my full-time focus. I’d love to be able to provide more than just occupational therapy services. For example, hire speech and language therapists, physical therapists, child psychologists, etc. to include a comprehensive look at the child.
- Website: fieldpediatrictherapy.com