Kay Cahill Graham, MOT, OTR/L
In her over twenty years as an occupational therapist, Kay Graham has practiced in a variety of adult settings including acute care, skilled nursing, outpatient, aquatic therapy, and home health. She began her career in the acute care setting where she developed a love for the critical care patient and working as part of a team with the patient and other professionals. In the outpatient setting, she specialized in treating neurologically involved clients and patients with complex diagnosis and chronic pain. In recent years, she has become very interested in the mind-body connection within health. She enjoys others helping others discover the power they have within themselves to heal and remain healthy especially using techniques such as myofascial release and energy work.
Throughout her career, she has gravitated towards opportunities to mentor and teach across program areas and disciplines whether as a rehab specialist, workshop leader, or faculty. She teaches in the Adult/Older Adult course series as well as Health Education and Promotion in the School of Occupational Therapy at Brenau University. She is also currently pursuing her Certificate in Gerontology and her PhD in Health Promotion and Behavior in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on chronic disease self-management and self-efficacy to manage chronic conditions and falls.
2014 Assisted with presentation to Brenau Research Symposium and also to Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)-Boston: Novel Scale Development for Fear of falling and Falls: Analyzed using a Semiparametric Ratio Estimator (SPRE)
2013 Presented 1 1/2 hour workshop at Georgia Occupational Therapy Association state conference on “What we can learn from the public health perspective: The role of self-efficacy in fall prevention”