Strategies for Rehabilitation Therapists to Avoid Burnout

Presented by Aimee E. Ketchum, OTD, OTR/L, CNMI

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Course Description

Burnout is very prevalent among rehabilitation therapists. We give 100% of ourselves and it is important that we take the steps necessary to avoid burnout. Learn confidence-boosting strategies, self-advocacy, resiliency, and self-care strategies to manage a stressful career, family, and personal life for balance and overall wellness.
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Meet Your Presenter

Dr. Aimee Ketchum is a pediatric OT with 24 years of experience who currently practices in the NICU and serves as a professor in the OT doctorate department of Cedar Crest College. Dr. Ketchum creates and teaches workshops on early child development through PA Keys and is also the founding director of Aimee’s Babies, LLC and creator of STEM Starts Now, digital parenting program. Dr. Ketchum recently had her book, “See Occupational Therapists Run,” published by See Us Run Publishing. Her baby development DVDs and apps have been featured on the Rachael Ray show and her work has been recognized with the prestigious Word Gap Challenge Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


  • Therapy Insights is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID 02968. This webinar is offered at 1 CEU.

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify practical strategies to avoid burnout and manage on-the-job stressors.
  2. Identify signs of burnout and how it affects life balance.
  3. Demonstrate problem solving strategies to build confidence and resilience.
  4. Describe strategies to benefit them in their life roles, facilitating holistic wellness.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Introductions and background
  • 0:10 - Definition/prevalence of burnout
  • 0:20 - Confidence in the field of rehabilitation therapy
  • 0:25 - Resources
  • 0:30 - Self-advocacy
  • 0:40 - Continuing education demands
  • 0:45 - Physical demands
  • 0:50 - Compassion fatigue
  • 0:55 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Target Audience

OTs, OTAs, PTs, PTAs, SLPs, SLPAs, and other healthcare professionals, in any setting, struggling with stress and burnout.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until September 22, 2026.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter is a salaried faculty member at Cedar Crest College and works as an occupational therapist for UPMC Hospital.
  • Presenter wrote the book See Occupational Therapists Run and benefits monetarily from its sales.
  • Presenter is the founder of Aimee’s Babies, LLC and creator of STEM Starts Now which she benefits from monetarily.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • The presenter would like to disclose that she is a white, straight, cisgender/woman.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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