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:

Therapists

Technicians

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

Where does it hurt? “Click” to find out!

by TOI Admin February 9, 2015

What if you could just “click” where it hurts to find out why you are having pain and how you can fix it? Well, The Orthopaedic Institute’s website has just the interactive feature to help you. Our Conditions and Procedures Animation Library allows you to “click where it hurts” to learn about what’s bothering you and how to find a solution to your pain.

You can choose from different body parts such as elbow, foot, ankle, spine, knee, hand and more. Once you select your body part, you then choose a condition or you can view the anatomy of that body part. This can help you have a better understanding of what’s going on inside your body and where the pain is coming from.

You can also search through different non-surgical and surgical procedures that one of TOI’s physicians may perform to relieve your pain.  The procedures are animated and narrated to show you what will happen step-by-step throughout the process.

Our Conditions and Procedures Animation Library allows you to print educational brochures to share with your physician, family or friends, as well.

Once you have a better understanding of what’s ailing you, click HERE to request an appointment or call us at 352.336.6000. 

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Hand | Knees | Pain | Spine

Physician Presentation: Dr. Zakariah Mahmood's "Your Elbows to your Fingertips – Common Orthopaedic Problems"

by TOI Admin November 11, 2014

Are you suffering from pain in your elbow, hand, or fingertips? The Orthopaedic Institute's Zakariah S. Mahmood will describe the most common upper extremity conditions and explain the surgical and non-surgical treatment options that are available to help you.

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Comfort Suites - The Villages

Presentation will begin at 2 pm.

To register, please call 1-800-530-1188.

 

Dr. Zakariah S. Mahmood

Dr. Mahmood graduated from the Miller School of Medicine at The University of Miami, where he also completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency. He concluded his Fellowship Training in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Mahmood is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with areas of clinical interest in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, general Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery. Dr. Mahmood is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand

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Carpal Tunnel | Community Involvement | Hand

Occupational Therapy Month

by TOI Admin April 2, 2014

The month of April is designated as Occupational Therapy Month by the American Occupational Therapy Association to call attention to the important role occupational therapists play in patient care. Occupational therapists are part of an important profession to help patients participate in certain tasks they want and need to accomplish through the therapeutic use of daily activities. Occupational therapists focus on treatment to help develop, recover and maintain the daily skills of patients with specialized services and support. TOI would like to give a special thank you to its hand therapy staff at all of its locations!

 

Hand Therapists:

Kailey Bedford

Michelle Maddux

Virginia McFadden

Rachel Williams

Melissa Willis

Nancy Winikor

Stephanie Foreman

Kerri Kitchens

 

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant:

Britni Brooks

 

Hand Therapy Technicians:

Ashley McFall

Marissa Mannion

Ashlee Carver

 

Hand Therapy Staff:

Michelle Gray

Lisa Hagan

Beverly Lasseter

Tera Harrison

Lauren Trahan

Brittany Yearout

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Community Involvement | General Information | Hand

Physician Presentation: Dr. Zakariah Mahmood's "Your Elbows to your Fingertips – Common Orthopaedic Problems"

by TOI Admin September 11, 2013

Are you suffering from pain in your elbow, hand, or fingertips? The Orthopaedic Institute's Zakariah S. Mahmood will describe the most common upper extremity conditions and explain the surgical and non-surgical treatment options that are available to help you.

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Comfort Suites - The Villages

Presentation will begin at 2 pm.

To register, please call 1-800-530-1188.

 

Dr. Zakariah S. Mahmood

Dr. Mahmood graduated from the Miller School of Medicine at The University of Miami, where he also completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency. He concluded his Fellowship Training in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Mahmood is board eligible with areas of clinical interest in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, general Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery. Dr. Mahmood is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand

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