• Phone: 401-459-4001
  • Location(s): Ortho Rhode Island - Foundry
  • Areas of Interest: Custom Splint Fabrication, Manual Therapy, Wound care following traumatic and post-operative injuries to the elbow, wrist, and hand

Michelle joined our practice in 2015 and has been working exclusively in an outpatient hand therapy clinic setting since 2008 after starting her career in an acute rehabilitation inpatient unit. She has also served as a clinical coordinator and clinical supervisor for both Level I and Level II OT and OTA students in inpatient and outpatient settings. Michelle has attended many continuing education courses related to upper extremity rehabilitation including custom static and dynamic splint fabrication, kinesiology taping, and manual therapy. She earned her Bachelor of Science in OT from the University of Hartford in 2001 and was certified by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) in November of 2011.

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