Sharon Pascua, O.T. R./L.
“I want to help my patients become as independent and functional as possible.”
Ever since a career day presentation by a pediatric occupational therapist in junior high school, Sharon Pascua wanted to be an occupational therapist. She liked the idea of using her creativity to help people affected by illness or disease to function at the highest levels possible. At the Neurology and Pain Specialty Center, Sharon practices occupational therapy and hand therapy to help the patients achieve their potential.
In 2002, Sharon graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in occupational therapy studies. In 2004, she earned her M.S. in occupational therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center.
After graduation, Sharon worked at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where she evaluated, planned and established treatment interventions in acute and rehabilitation settings. From 2005 to 2008, she provided similar skills at South Coast Medical Center in Laguna Beach. Her other duties included developing treatment plans in hand therapy and instructing a Parkinson’s exercise group.
Since 2007, Sharon has been a staff member at RehabCare in San Juan Capistrano, California, where she provides assessments and interventions with patients in a skilled nursing environment.
In 2008, she joined the staff of Healthbridge Children’s Hospital in Orange, California, where she worked closely with children as a staff pediatric occupational therapist.
In 2010, Sharon joined the Staff of the Neurology and Pain Specialty Center.
Sharon is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Occupational Therapy Association.