Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
Post Surgery Care
Carrie has been a practicing Occupational Therapist for 17 years, graduating from the AZ School of Health Sciences in 1999 (known now as A.T. Still University) and Grand Canyon University in 1996 with a bachelor degree in Human Biology. She is an Arizona native and enjoys living in Phoenix. She has been working toward her CHT (certified hand therapist) credentials and plans on testing in the near future. Carrie’s practice setting focus has been in outpatient clinics treating a variety of patients with an emphasis on upper extremities, as well as 2 years of working directly with a hand surgeon, managing the hand therapy department.
Emphasis includes a variety of orthopedic related areas, such as shoulder injuries, hand/wrist/elbow fractures, tendon injuries, tendonitis, nerve injuries and compressions, complex regional pain syndrome, arthritis, joint replacements, amputations, and Dupuytren’s disease. All areas include expertise in post-surgical care, wound care and splinting protocols. Pediatric conditions are also treated from a wide variety of orthopedic areas, including congenital abnormalities and fine motor dysfunction.
Neurological conditions such as CVA, Parkinson’s, and Guillain Barre disease are also treated as well as treatment specific for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and a variety of vertigo conditions.
Carrie believes that patient centered treatment with an excellence knowledge base achieves functional goals, allowing a return to independence. She prides herself on the positive outcomes that the patient experiences while under her care.