Frank Czuba, DrOT, OTR/L

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Occupational Therapy



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"Having worked as a licensed Occupational Therapy clinician and manager for over 25 years, I have been teaching full time as an assistant professor in the GSU OT department since 2019. 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.

Throughout my career as an OT, I have enjoyed supporting my professional colleagues in lifelong learning through the provision of formal and informal continuing education. 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 students to be leaders in the profession.

My professional Occupational Therapy background has primarily been in post-acute rehabilitation facilitating optimal client outcomes for medically complex clients transitioning from hospital to home. Earlier in my career, I practiced in a variety of clinical settings including acute care settings, and home health. I had the opportunity to work overseas in Australia within a socialized healthcare system. While there, I helped develop a holistic wellness center where I provided private outpatient rehab, fitness and psychological services to clients across the age spectrum.

I currently work as a private practitioner within the community and home settings. From my perspective as a clinician, clients benefit the most from a combination of occupation-based activities, motivational support and personal exploration. While focusing on enhancing occupational performance, I also integrate manual therapies, functional-based exercises, and life skill development to support my clients’ outcomes. Whether a client is young or old, physically fit or medically compromised, everyone can benefit from these interventions to resume their occupational roles. The goal is to get clients back to living the life they find most meaningful and engaging."



My research platform is focused on health promotion, wellness and prevention; interprofessional practice; leadership and management. I currently serve on GSU’s Institutional Wellness Committee; as Research Committee Co-chair for the Occupational Therapy department and Co-chair for the Administration and Management Special Interest Section for the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association.

- Frank Czuba, DrOT, OTR/L

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