Occupational Therapy Association. The AMEDD has clinical affiliation programs at
Letterman, Brooke, and Walter Reed Army Medical Centers.
b. Functions. The OT disabled patients (those suffering either mental or
physical disabilities) through the use of creative arts for the restoration of function. The
goal is to return the patient to maximum function and productivity by using activities
adapted to the individual's particular problem. Occupational therapists treat patients
with varying diagnoses, but primarily those with orthopedic and neuro-psychiatric
disabilities. Treatments are given in nursing units or in occupation therapy clinics. Like
the PT, the OT functions under the direction of a psychiatrist or orthopedic surgeon.
a. The SP consists of commissioned officers that are qualified in the specialties
of dietetics, PT, and OT.
b. The hospital dietitian is assigned to a hospital food service division and is
responsible for the preparation and serving of appetizing and nutritious food to
authorized personnel within prescribed budgetary allowances.
c. The PT, under the direction of a psychiatrist or orthopedic surgeon, threats
patients through the use of physical properties and modalities to restore impaired
d. The OT, under the direction of a psychiatrist or orthopedic surgeon, treats
patients through the use of creative or manual arts to restore impaired function.