Celebrating National Nurses Week!

by TOI Admin May 4, 2015
During National Nurses Week, TOI would like to extend a special thanks to our nurses, as they continue to provide the highest level of quality care to our patients. All nurses deserve special recognition for their efforts in delivering compassionate care while encompassing the principles of ethical practice in the nursing profession.



Riley Hardy needs our help…Today!

by TOI Admin April 23, 2015

Riley's story

Riley Hardy, age 3, lives in Trenton, FL. Riley was brought to TOI's attention by a fellow TOI employee; he is the son of her very close friend. On March 20, 2015 Riley was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia). He has three years of treatment to undergo, starting with nine months of chemo. Riley will also need frequent blood transfusions during this three year period.

How can you help?

You can help Riley by donating blood at our blood drive TODAY, Thursday, April 23! For every donation we receive in his name it counteracts the cost of his future transfusions! Remember, Riley will be receiving multiple transfusions throughout his therapy. When you donate blood (does not matter what type you are) please make sure it's in Riley Hardy's name! To learn more about Riley and other ways you can help, please click here.

Blood Drive Details

Today, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.at TOI Gainesville 4500 Newberry Raod. The LifeSouth bloodmobile will be parked outside of Physical and Hand Therapy. All donors will receive a 20oz tumbler cup and a free cholesterol screening! We encourage you to do something amazing to help Riley and improve thousands of lives by donating!


blood drive

You’re in Safe Hands: Happy Occupational Therapy Month

by TOI Admin April 15, 2015

April is Ocupational Therapy (OT) Month! TOI would like to wish our Hand Therapists, Technicians, and Staff a very Happy OT Month!

Thank you for all you do to help our patients rehabilitate their hands to better perform the activities of their daily lives. Our patients can rest assured that their hands fit safely in ours. 

We would like to recognize our Occupational Therapy Staff:




Kailey Bedford

Tammi Wilson

Lisa Hagan

Michelle Maddux

Kirsten Courtney

Beverly Lasseter

Rachel Williams

Stephanie Maddox

Lauren Trahan

Kerri Kitchens

Krystle Holdaway

Brittany Yearout

Kelley Oyenarte


Ariel Harrison 

Vicki Arcaya


Samantha Bruce

Ali Damico


Carol Clanton

Natalie Doyle



About Occupational Therapy for the Hands

Occupational therapy (OT) enables people of all ages live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability. Hand therapy, a specialty practice area of occupational therapy, is typically concerned with treating orthopedic-based upper-extremity conditions to optimize the functional use of the hand and arm.

Conditions seen by the occupational therapy practitioner specializing in this area include fractures of the hand or arm, lacerations and amputations, burns, and surgical repairs of tendons and nerves. Acquired conditions such as tendonitis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome also are treated by hand specialists.

The ultimate goal of occupation-based hand therapy is to ensure that the rehabilitation process promotes healing while also enabling clients to perform meaningful activities both in the clinic and in their daily lives. This approach fosters positive outcomes for clients, including enhancing their satisfaction with the therapy experience and results, maintaining the ability to engage in desired roles within their family and the community, and most importantly, experiencing quality of life as they define it.

1 Developed by Debbie Amini, EdD, OTR/L, CHT, for the American Occupational Therapy Association. Copyright © 2011 by the American Occupational Therapy Association. 

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Arthritis | Carpal Tunnel | Hand | Pain | Wrist | hand therapy

Employee Appreciation Day!

by TOI Admin April 10, 2015

Today, April 10th, is Employee Appreciation Day at The Orthopaedic Institute! The physicians and management of TOI would like to thank each and every one of our employees for all they do! Their personal commitment to quality is obvious and their dedication helps us achieve our mission of Improving Lives Every Day.


Doctors' Day 2015

by TOI Admin March 29, 2015

Today, March 30 is recognized as National Doctors’ Day – a time to honor and acknowledge the contributions of physicians who serve our country. Doctors devote their lives to promote, maintain and restore human health through study, diagnosis and treatment. We are grateful for their knowledge of the science of medicine and their commitment to helping others.  

The employees and staff of The Orthopaedic Institute thank each of our 28 physicians for making TOI a great place to work and for their continued dedication to providing the North Florida community with compassionate, quality care. It is a pleasure to work with and support them today and every day.


Doctors Day

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