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Cara Massarelli, MOT, OTR

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Cara Massarelli, MOT, OTR

Cara lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and black lab. Cara obtained her MOT degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her occupational therapy internships in the Pittsburgh area with specialties in the pediatric outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation settings.

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Specialty

  • Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Provides Care Through

  • Dell Children's Outpatient Therapy & Rehabilitation Services

My Passion for Healthcare

I have always loved working with children of all ages and abilities. Since the time I was a child myself, I knew that I wanted to work with children in the healthcare field. My favorite aspect of my role as an occupational therapist (OT) is that I get to teach children and their families how to maximize the child's independence in all areas of their life based on what is most important to them. I love that my role directly influences the child's level of confidence in his or her own abilities.

Services I Provide

  1. Developmental Delays
  2. Genetic Disorders
  3. Neurological Disorders
  4. Fine Motor Delays
  5. Constraint Cast Fabrication & Treatment
  6. Sensory Integration
  7. Oncology
  8. Rheumatology
  9. ADHD/Attention Difficulties

My Clinical Focus

As a pediatric occupational therapist, I specialize in analyzing children's daily activities and breaking them down in a way that the child will be successful. For many children, their primary occupation is to simply play, so occupational therapy may focus on gaining typical age appropriate play skills. Every child I treat has unique goals - whether it be for a baby with delayed motor milestones to gain hand strength to grasp and feed themselves a cheerio, or for a teenager with hemiplegia to gain strength and motion in their affected side in order to dress themselves independently.

Why Choose Dell Children's

Dell Children's offers a different brand of healthcare. We call it personalized care. We believe in showing everyone dignity and respect while providing the best care possible for the children we serve.

We are the premier healthcare provider for children and adolescents in Central Texas. While Dell Children's Medical Center is the cornerstone of our pediatric care, our doctors, nurses and associates work in schools, clinics, programs and practices throughout the community to deliver excellent care and better health for our children.

We provide a range of health services to keep your children healthy. We are advancing healthcare and improving lives with easy clinical visits for everyday illnesses, school district and county health partnerships, in-hospital playtime through our child life program, community outreach events and innovative medical treatments for complex and specialized illnesses.

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