The hand therapy program at Mendelson Kornblum Physical Therapy specializes in the following conditions and treatments:
- Custom splinting
- Custom upper extremity orthotics
- Range of motion and strengthening
- Coordination/dexterity training
- Wound and scar management
- Edema control
- Sensory re-education
- ADL training
- Individualized home exercise programs
- Joint protection and ergonomic recommendation
- Post-op care
Common Diagnosis seen by a Hand Therapist
- Osteo and Rheumatiod arthritis
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Trigger Finger
- Ligament injuries/skiers thumb
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow/Tendonitis
- Sprains/fractures/dislocations of the hand, wrist and elbow
- Tendon repairs
- Shoulder injuries
For more information, search the patient education information at American Society of Hand Therapists.
Meet Our Hand Therapy Specialists
Denise Claiborne, Certified Hand Therapist (Livonia)
The hand therapy program at Mendelson Kornblum Physical Therapy is headed by Denise Claiborne, MS, OTRL, CHT. Denise earned her recognition as a Certified Hand Therapist in 1991 and has since established herself as a respected practitioner in the areas of upper extremity injuries, splinting, and cumulative traumas. Denise graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in occupational therapy. A certified hand therapist, she has been practicing for nearly 20 years and specializes in upper extremity rehabilitation, custom orthotics, and ergonomics.
Amy Hauxwell, Occupational Therapist Specializing in Hand Rehabilitation (Warren)
Amy Hauxwell, OTR is an occupational therapist at Mendelson Kornblum Physical Therapy in Warren. Amy has over 13 years of upper extremity rehabilitation experience and specializes in upper extremity rehabilitation, custom orthotics, and ergonomics. She has a passion for treating hand-involved injuries where she applies her splinting and specialized training to treat patients, and for learning new information and being on the leading edge of intervention for the hand, wrist and elbow. Outside the clinic, Amy has been an instructor for Macomb Community College teaching in the COTA program.
Marcie Moran, Occupational Therapist Specializing in Hand Rehabilitation (Livonia)
Marcie Moran, COTA/L, BS, received her Associates Degree as certified occupational therapists at Schoolcraft College and her Bachelors of Science degree at the University of St. Francis in Illinois. Marcie has over 35 years of exclusive hand rehabilitation experience.