Experienced Licensed Occupational Therapist/Certified Hand Therapist specializing in the evaluation, treatment and splinting of upper extremity injuries and conditions affecting the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand. Additional experience in program development and development of home programs, marketing materials and brochures. Experience also includes marketing hand therapy services to physician practices and attending marketing events.
Licensed/Registered Occupational Therapist
Certified Hand Therapist
Certified hand therapist responsible for the evaluation, planning and implementation of treatment for patients with UE involvement, specifically the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand. Diagnoses treated included multiple trauma, tendon injuries, all types of cumulative trauma, peripheral nerve injuries, fractures and arthritis. Experience includes custom splinting, use of physical agent modalities, manual therapy, myofascial release, fabrication and prescription of ADL aids and adaptive techniques. Program development and generation of written handouts and home exercise programs for patients.
Performed rotations through inpatient rehab and acute care departments.
Responsible for Outpatient Hand Therapy Department marketing to physician offices, patients and at health fairs. Generated brochures, mailings and PowerPoint presentations for marketing purposes. Responsible for ordering and designing marketing supplies such as trade banners, custom table cloths, digital photo shows and giveaways.
Self employed part-time as NDT certified developmental therapist providing therapy services in client's homes and as consultant to UCP. Provided evaluation, treatment planning and treatment implementation to children with cerebral palsy.
Staff Occupational Therapist in Acute Care setting performing evaluation and treatment of patients in hospital. Part-time employment while attending school in preparation to attend Medical School at UAB.
Hand therapist, solely responsible for the evaluation, planning and implementation of treatment for patients with UE involvement. Generated written handouts and home exercise programs for patients.
Assisted with marketing at health fairs and making calls at physician offices.
Hand therapist responsible for the evaluation, planning and implementation of treatment for patients with UE involvement. Progressed to Clinical Coordinator of Hand Therapy supervising 2 hand therapists and 2 aide staff and attending and participating in all associated management duties.
NDT certified Occupational Therapist providing evaluation and treatment of adult and adolescent mentally retarded clients with physical disabilities. Wheelchair modification, feeding and positioning evaluation and program prescription. Supervision of up to one OTR, two COTA's and 2 OT aides. Functioned as QMRP (qualified mental health professional), which was a court ordered position that was responsible for holding Individual Habilitation Plan Meetings and coordination of all rehabilitation and educational services for approximately 20 clients.
Attended Medical School 1987-1989
Applied and was accepted to UAB Occupational Therapy School 1976-1978
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