Theresa A. Huber, OTR, RMT, NMT, has been a practicing occupational therapist since earning her degree from Colorado State University over 30 years ago. In 1989, she completed a 500-hour curriculum of massage therapy with Health Matters Massage Therapy School (now Mesilla Valley School of Therapeutic Arts) and became certified by the NCBTMB (National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Body Work) in 1992. Theresa also became a Certified Work Capacity Evaluator in 1988 and received certification of Testing Evaluation for Work Fitness and Disability by the American Disability Evaluation and Rehabilitation Institute in 1987. In addition, she has been a certified Trager Practitioner for 16 years and earned her certification as a Neuromuscular Therapist by the International Academy of NMT, Judith Walker Method, in 1992. Additionally, Theresa has studied Medical Aroma therapy extensively over the past 20 years and often incorporates it into her treatment protocols.
With a professional focus in pain solutions, work hardening, work simulation, and job analysis, Theresa has lectured on the topics of pain syndromes and treatment, adaptive equipment, cumulative trauma disorders, and various other topics since 1985. Theresa co-authored an article in Occupational Therapy International which highlights her unique treatment protocol for Bell’s Palsy. As evidenced by her array of certifications and educational pursuits, Theresa is relentless in her endeavors to expand her knowledge in traditional and non-traditional methods of rehabilitation, as well as multi-disciplinary practices in order to provide the most benefit to her clients. She is truly driven by a passion to help empower her clients to be all that they desire, to overcome their disabilities. She believes that everyone deserves to have quality of living and being.
It is my intention to empower others to be all that they choose to be. I enjoy teaching workshops to other therapists that enhance their clinical skills. I am a Master Body Worker and Aroma Therapist. I can release any muscle anywhere, if accessible on a person’s body. I have a deep understanding of pain. I believe every person has a right to move, and a right to soak in warm water (not just a shower). In other words, I believe that tubs, spas, pools etc. should be accessible. I believe that bathroom doors should be wide enough for wheelchairs to pass through, bathrooms should be big enough to be able to turn a wheelchair around. Homes, buildings and community activities should be accessible for our disabled. Our wounded soldiers have the right to quality of life after war, which any of us would choose for ourselves. Everyone has the right to have a productive life. Everyone has the right to make a living and make a contribution to society. Our elderly deserve to have quality of life that they choose to enjoy that is purposeful and meaningful to them. Everyone has worth. Occupational Therapists are the facilitators for our clients to achieve their goals, which are purposeful and meaningful to them, which increases their quality of life.