FYZICAL would like to take the time to recognize our Team of Occupational Therapists here in Palm Beach County. Our outpatient setting is ideal for our Occupational Therapists specializing in the treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries. We welcome both surgical and non-surgical cases and are able to provide comprehensive treatment plans that include splint fabrication as needed.
Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle. It is a merging of occupational and physical therapy theory and practice that combines comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper limb with function and activity. Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in life situations. Source: https://www.asht.org
OUR OCCUPATIONAL & HAND THERAPY SPECIALISTS
Kathryn “Kat” Sadler, MS, OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist that joined the clinical team at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers in the spring of 2015. She graduated Barry University’s Occupational Therapy Program with her Masters in Science degree in 2012. Kat has specialized in treatment of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder since the beginning of her career. Her passion is in the management of both post-operative care and non-surgical management of common injuries, including splint fabrication. She intends to sit for the CHT (Certified Hand Therapist) exam in the spring 2017.
Jenny Sung, MOT, OTR/L is a Certified and Registered Occupational Therapist who joined the clinical team at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers in 2013. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2012. Jenny has been dedicated in hand and upper extremity since her level II occupational therapy fieldwork in 2012. She also practices hand therapy at a local hospital in Broward County in her spare time and intends to sit for the Certified Hand Therapist exam in the spring of 2018.
COMMONLY TREATED CONDITIONS
- Arthroplasties and tendon repairs
- Metacarpal and phalanx fractures
- Mallet finger and swan neck deformities
- Trigger finger
- Carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome
- Arthritic conditions
- Wrist, elbow, and humerus fractures
- Adhesive capsulitis