Originally Posted by prodigiousflame
I just asked how great I have to be with my hands in order to do well in OT. I'm not especially crafty, mechanical or anything like that. My characteristics are that I'm a people person, like to connect, like my work to have meaning, and enjoy seeing people improve but I'm worried that I have to be a super practical person to be a great therapist. I had 150 views and no responses so I ended up deleting my post.
Sometimes people look at the post to see what the whole story is. You shouldn't delete your post after only a couple of days because you might actually get an answer from those with experience. I wish I could answer with 100% certainty but I'm applying to OT (so not 100% sure) but so far based on my shadowing I'd say you don't necessarily have to be practical but you do have to be detail oriented because you have to write notes on the patients you see and you need to give details.