Andrea Nichols, MS, OTR/L

Where do you work?
Outpatient Neurorehabilitation, Health and Technology Center

In which areas of rehabilitation do you specialize?
Vision rehabilitation and treatment of adults with autism/developmental disabilities

What one word best describes you?

Dynamic

Name one short-term goal:

Return to Haiti for another medical service trip

What specialty certifications do you hold?

  • Neuro-Integrative Functional Rehabilitation And Habilitation (NEURO-IFRAH®)
  • Vision Rehabilitation
  • Saebo Certified

Which rehabilitation technologies do you utilize in your work?
Vision rehab technologies, Armeo® and ReoGo™

What motivates you?

Seeing my patients return to activities that are meaningful to them

What attracted you to a career in healthcare?
Growing up I always looked up to my mom who is a physical therapist. I saw her passion for helping others and knew I wanted to do the same.

Why do you choose to work at Good Shepherd?
Good Shepherd stood out to me because it is an international leader in using rehabilitation technologies. The organization sticks to the roots of its mission by providing high quality and compassionate care. 

What are your hobbies and interests outside of Good Shepherd?
I love to travel!  Over the past two years, I've traveled to Haiti three times on medical service trips and hope to return soon.

What does “Beyond Limits Rehab” mean to you?
"Beyond Limits Rehab" means helping patients meet their goals so they can get back to living their lives. We look at the patient as a whole, not his or her condition, so we can achieve the best outcomes possible.

Why should patients INSIST on Good Shepherd?
Every patient has unique challenges that they face after their injury or illness. Good Shepherd customizes therapy to the patient by pairing highly skilled therapists with leading-edge technologies to help restore function and independence.