Brittany Cornell

Why did I become a COTA?
I've always loved helping people and becoming a COTA has allowed me to do that!  I originally went to school thinking I wanted to work with Autistic children but after completing two pediatric rotations and one in hands I ended up really enjoying hands.  The hand  is a complex thing which makes my work interesting and helping people get back to their "normal" makes it rewarding.  I love getting to know my patients and making treatment relevant for them!

Continuing Education Commitment:
I am committed to taking continuing education classes that will allow me to serve my patients well.  This past year I attended the Philadelphia Hand Rehabilitation Foundation's 40th Annual Symposium focusing on tendon and nerve injuries.  I am looking forward to taking classes in Kinesiotaping and manual therapy techniques as well as applying for a bridge program in hopes of obtaining my Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy.

Personal Interests:
My husband Brian and I keep busy with our daughter Alyda, who was born in June.  We are avid Seahawks, Sounders, USC and Lynden Lions fans and we rarely miss a game, even if it means DVRing the game during church!  We spend a majority of our free time with family.

Educational Background:
I graduated from Lake Washington Institute of Technology with an Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS-T in 2013.