One of our missions at LimbTech is to provide educational opportunities for the next generation of Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants. LimbTech offers comprehensive fieldwork experiences for OTD, MSOT, and OTA students. We operate in-person and via telehealth, making it an available fieldwork site for students across the country. Telehealth OT fieldwork is a wonderful opportunity for students. Dr. Amy Siegler has high expectations for her students and various objectives that will be met, along with the objectives provided by your school. LimbTech is an outpatient setting with a wide range of populations throughout the lifespan, we focus on seating and positioning fieldwork. Opportunities are available year-round to those interested. Please email Amy at Amy@limbtechnc.com for student opportunities.
-At the end of this rotation, students will have a better understanding of seating and positioning and what "optimal" seating and positioning looks like.
-At the end of this rotation, students will have a better grasp of standardized and non-standardized assessments such as; AROM and goniometer, MMT, Braden Scale, Barthel, and FIM scores.
-At the end of this rotation, students will have a grasp of how OT looks at the lifespan and various diagnosis with regards to seating and positioning.
-At the end of this rotation, students will have a solid foundation of professionalism in the workplace and working on an inter and paraprofessional team.
-At the end of this rotation, students will have a solid understanding of telehealth and in-person evaluations as well as follow-up appoints, to ensure competencies with ACOTE standards.
-At the end of this rotation, students will have a better understanding of insurance eligibility, insurance verification, billing, and insurance guidelines.
Watch the video linked below to learn more about the Occupational Therapy Assistant's role in the seating and positioning setting at LimbTech.
In 12 weeks, I have learned an immense amount of knowledge about meeting patients' mobility needs, interprofessional collaboration, and running a business in health care. I highly recommend LimbTech as a fieldwork placement for any student looking for a robust learning experience that pushes beyond traditional occupational therapy practice. The work LimbTech does is truly life changing for so many people. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work alongside Amy and her team.
I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to be part of the LimbTech team. I gained an in-depth knowledge of both the business and clinical aspects of occupational therapy, along with a thorough understanding of seating and mobility. I believe that Amy and the student teamwork dynamic are two factors that positively and majorly impacted my fieldwork experience.
Amy/ Clinical Instructor: Amy leads by example and possesses qualities that make her an amazing clinical instructor. She is easy-to-talk-to, supportive and sets up an environment for her students that is effective in best preparing us for our future careers. I am able to recognize my personal growth as an occupational therapy student during my time at LimbTech, which I am confident is reflective of the meaningful feedback and helpful advice that Amy offered.
Teamwork: There is a strong teamwork dynamic, which benefits the students, the business, and the patients. Collaborating with other students allowed us to learn from each other, support each other, and work together to complete well-written LMN’s efficiently, with the goal of helping our patients receive their required DME/AE as soon as possible. It was really cool to collaborate in teams with OT students from across the country and build relationships within the OTS community.
Limbtech is a fun and unique experience for a fieldwork! Its not your traditional fieldwork, yet you learn and provide so much. Learning about telehealth has opened my eyes to the new possibilities im the OT world. Amy and her team truly set you up for success, but at the same time give you the autonomy and self esteem to feel confident in seating positions, documentation, professionalism, and telehealth as a whole. This placement has helped me both professionally and personally, and for that I’ll forever be grateful.
Overall, I enjoyed my time with Limbtech. I learned different skills from the therapists, students, ATPs, and the patients. I developed my documentation and evaluation skills while taking the time to learn more about how Limbtech operates. I learned various aspects of the business side of an organization and the role of an effective occupational therapist. My interaction with patients was a memorable experience and helped me understand the value of telehealth and OT. I enjoyed advocating for patients to help them receive the equipment that they needed to live meaningful lives. I hope I was able to make an impact with each patient that I met and will take what I learned from my experience into my journey as an occupational therapist. -Carnell Yazzie, OT/S Duke University
Wow, where do I start? It was highly rewarding to know that every day at LimbTech changes lives. Mobility aids and wheelchairs can transform a life. To be a part of a team that helps provide these empowering tools, validation, and education for so many patients is incredible. You will learn about the good, bad, and ugly when it comes to OT work, advocacy, insurance laws, and what all goes into showing up for a patient in ethical ways. I appreciated my time at LimbTech, the goals of the team, and the hundreds of patients helped during my fieldwork. Stephanie Timmons, OT/S Duke University
This FW placement has been nothing short of amazing. I didn’t know what to expect prior to starting this rotation and I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve had here and people I’ve met. The impacts that we’ve made on patients lives and the positive feedback makes the harder days worth it. Amy, Kendell and Lauren are great educators and they provide a lot of assistance, feedback, and tips and I’m grateful for that. This FW placement has also taught me how to work as a collaborative team to accomplish an end goal. In OTA school there were a few projects that focus on collaboration but at LimbTech it is a team effort day in and day out. I’ve enjoyed my time here and appreciate the kind words, laughs, and advice that’s been shared with me during my rotation here. I’ve had the opportunity to work on community outreach with social media platforms and help create documents to help orient students, like myself into this business. Overall it was a great experience.
I started at LimbTech after being furloughed from other field work sites due to COVID-19. LimbTech graciously took me in for my final fieldwork because of their love of educating others in this field. At this placement I learned about the importance of documentation, working with other professionals for the good of the clients, the beginnings of working with insurance companies, many different pieces of assistive equipment as well as how equipment can be used to enrich client’s lives, and so much more. I began my field work with a very limited understanding of this world of assistive technologies and those with physical differences but, by the time I left an entire world had been unfolded. LimbTech allowed for authentic hands-on learning opportunities and the ability to explore, ask questions, and truly flourish.
I wanted to take the time to say how impactful Amy has been in my life. She is an incredible mentor who takes the time to break down questions, engage learning, and help you to be a better practitioner. Because I had Amy during my Fieldwork Level II in OTA school, I was able to become a clinician who values details and utilizing clinical reasoning in every facet of my practice. She was a huge inspiration to me as I applied to OT school, and I am so glad to have met her. If you want someone to not only value what Occupational Therapy is but also practice what they preach, look no further than Amy and LimbTech.
With everything going on with COVID, it was really hard for me to find a fieldwork placement as an OTA student. Then I get this message... I was going to be able to work with LimbTech and get to graduate... finally. At first I thought, "I don't care what placement I get, as long as I graduate". Then after a few weeks working with Amy, I realized what a blessing it was to work with LimbTech and to get to know Amy. This ended up being the perfect place for me. Amy is the kindest, most understanding, and hard-working woman I have ever met. She is so dedicated to her work and to her clients. I learned so much in my 14 weeks with her and I will never forget any of it. Working with LimbTech was absolutely one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had in my Occupational Therapy career. Thank you Amy Siegler and LimbTech for changing my life as well as so many others!
Lenoir Rhyne University
LimbTech provided an opportunity to develop the skills needed as a therapist to critically think and look at patients from a holistic lens. In depth evaluations of each patient allowed us to see the whole picture of who the person was, the barriers and supports they had as well as their environment. Piecing this information together to formulate interventions and DME recommendations to best support patient success in valued occupation was a foundational aspect of this fieldwork. Amy guided us through the process while pushing us to develop our own clinical reasoning. She is a great educator who goes out of her way to ensure positive learning experiences. By the end of this fieldwork, I felt competent in my skills as an emerging therapist to provide patient care to support positive outcome measures.
McHenry County College, Class of 2021
LimbTech has helped me get a fieldwork placement in a world where in-person learning has become really hard to find. I was unsure how to navigate the world of telehealth. Entering this placement, I was met with a fast paced, high-expectations, ethics driven environment. Dr. Siegler values learning and allows time for students to stop and look at diagnosis and encourages learning and growth as a student. This environment really relies on autonomy and accountability. The work we do helps our patients for many years and we really have the opportunity to change peoples lives. Dr. Siegler also values the role of the OTA and does not discriminate based on the level of education. We are all held to the same standards and all have the same learning opportunity. This placement has helped me grow as a student, person, and future therapist.
Dr. Amy Siegler and Limbtech has helped me grow so much as an OTA student. Going into this placement I was nervous and extremely shy, worried about having to do one on one evaluations with patients over Telehealth. Now, on my final week of this placement, I have seen how much I’ve grown as an individual and as a practitioner. The feedback I received from Amy has been so beneficial, and I learned so much through her. I couldn’t of asked for a better placement. I feel confident going into my career that I will be a very strong COTA, and all through the help of Amy and the wonderful clients we’ve worked with. Thank you so much Limbtech and Amy! I’m very thankful for you and all you have done for me to grow!