Owens, Grayson, OTD, OTR/L

Clinical Interests

Dr. Owens’ clinical interests include adult rehabilitation, aging in place and neurological disorders. He has experience in home health as well as inpatient rehabilitation. Dr. Owens’ clinical practice focuses on client-centered, occupation-based and evidence-based treatments and interventions to improve quality of life.

Research Interests

Dr. Owens’ research interests generally focus on aspects of assessment development, stroke rehabilitation and program development to address retention of college students with a disability.

Education

2019: Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), Arkansas State University
2016: BA in Kinesiology, University of Central Arkansas

Background

After earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas, Dr. Owens decided to pursue a doctorate in occupational therapy from the Occupational Therapy Department at Arkansas State University in 2019. Dr. Owens was the second president of the Student Occupational Therapy Association and the first of the program to attend the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and to represent the Arkansas State University Occupational Therapy Department as a Student Delegate at the 2017 Assembly of Student Delegates Annual Conference. Dr. Owens also interned for the Academic and Education Special Interest Section in 2018. Before graduating with his doctorate in occupational therapy, he was elected as communication and advocacy chair for the Assembly of Student Delegates in 2019. Dr. Owens also held office locally as the social media officer for the Arkansas Occupational Therapy Association from 2017-2019, where he assisted in developing a student internship with the Arkansas State Occupational Therapy Association to increase student participation at the state level.

After graduating from the Department of Occupational Therapy at Arkansas State University, he relocated to Memphis, Tenn., where he gained clinical experience in home health and inpatient rehabilitation from 2019-2022. Dr. Owens worked with clients with a wide variety of diagnoses including cerebrovascular accidents, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, cerebral palsy, autism, upper and lower extremity fractures, traumatic brain injury, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and binge eating. In 2022, Dr. Owens joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis, serving as instructor and in the clinical practice for the Program in Occupational Therapy.

Awards and Honors

2021: Functional Independence Home Care: Pursuit of Excellence Award
2021: Functional Independence Home Care: Occupational Therapist of the Year
2018: American Occupational Therapy Foundation Scholarship Recipient: Florence Wood Scholarship
2018: Arkansas State University Travel Assistance Recipient: Attended 2017 and 2018 AOTA national conference
2018: Arkansas State University Graduate Student Council Scholarship Recipient

 

Owens, Grayson

Owens, Grayson, OTD, OTR/L

Instructor in Occupational Therapy and Neurology

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

Phone: (314) 273-7573
Fax: (314) 286-0631
gowens@wustl.edu

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