Frank Czuba Bio:
After more than 25 years of working as a clinician and a manager I am excited to be serving as a visiting assistant professor in the GSU OT department. Teaching is an integral aspect of all occupational therapy intervention and something that has supported my clinical practice throughout my career. Now I have the opportunity to help foster the next generation of clinicians and managers and ensure our curriculum prepares new OTs for a dynamic and challenging healthcare environment.
For the majority of my career, I have worked in post-acute rehabilitation where OT has increasingly become an important contributor to and leader of the treatment team. Early in my career, I practiced in a variety of clinical settings including acute care settings, home health and for a time at Shirley Ryan - formally known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. From my perspective as a clinician, clients benefit the most from a combination of manual therapies, functionally integrated movements, and client-centered cognitive and psychological approaches. Whether a client is young or old, physically fit or medically compromised, everyone can benefit from these interventions to resume their occupational roles.
During one point in my career I emigrated to Australia where I worked for a time within a socialized healthcare system overseen by the government providing both hospital and home based services. Eventually along with my wife who is a psychologist, we developed a holistic wellness center where we provided private outpatient rehab, fitness and psychological services to clients across the age spectrum.
Throughout my career as an OT, I have enjoyed developing teaching materials and courses and presenting them to my professional colleagues. My best educational work occurs when I successfully engage my student participants in the subject matter in a way that is active, relevant and practical. There are many avenues and mediums of learning. My goal is to utilize my wealth of clinical and management experience to prepare them to be leaders in the profession.
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