lyn kim’s unique approach to occupational therapy
Lyn Kim always had a unique approach to occupational therapy.
“I guess I was always kind of a non-traditional OT,” she shares. “From grad school on, I was always open to the idea that OTs are – and can be – everywhere.”
A quick lesson: the abbreviation OT stands for Occupational Therapist; if we’re talking textbook definition, occupational therapy is a “form of therapy for those recuperating from physical or mental illness that encourages rehabilitation through the performance of activities required in daily life.”
There is no doubt about it – occupational therapy is a unique line of work that offers a wide array of services; many of these rehabilitation services involve an individualized evaluation and a customized intervention plan so someone can perform daily activities.
As wide an array of services as occupational therapy offers, each approach is a personal experience. Kim understood that early on both in training and practice.
With a Bachelors degree in Health Sciences (cum laude) from University of Florida, Kim went onto pursue a Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Washington University of St. Louis School of Medicine. Following grad school, she launched her career as a Program Coordinator for the City of St. Louis, MO, supporting older adults taking on more daily, physical activities within their communities; many times, she helped them to move out of nursing facilities and transition back into more independent, living situations. Then, in 2013, when she moved to Charlotte, she took on a role as Program Specialist for Centralina Council of Governments.
Following the birth of her son, Kim was seeking a fresh approach. She knew two things to be true: she wanted to find a good balance between a career and being there for her family; and she enjoyed using her clinical knowledge and working one-on-one with people in a way that was unique to Occupational Therapy profession.
She found a unique opportunity – quite literally – when she started worked for UNYQ.
Pronounced ‘unique’, UNYQ was established in 2014 with a one-two punch to inspire the health sciences industry – they lived and breathed an innovative spirit and a drive to empower patients and users across an international network of clinics. With products sold all over the world, UNYQ maintains offices in San Francisco, Seville, Spain, and Charlotte.
What’s truly special about UNYQ is not only their passion, but also their talent and ability to redesign prosthetics and orthotics using digital manufacturing, precise technology, data and research. Their patient-centric philosophy means users have several options – select from the company’s collections or work directly with UNYQ’s design team to customize a unique, signature style at an affordable price. Their first product was a line of stylish prosthetic covers for lower limb amputees named UNYQ Armor™. They also offer UNYQ Align™, modern, stylish, and breathable scoliosis treatment options based on bracing research and patient feedback.