ORI Occupational Therapist Hosts Free Public Seminars on Arthritis


WARWICK, RI – The Arthritis Foundation estimates 31 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis. Casey Ashby, OT, an Ortho Rhode Island Occupational Therapist in the practice’s West Bay office, will address the issue at a seminar open to the public called, Living with Arthritis Pain, where she will discuss arthritis causes and share her expertise on how occupational therapists can help reduce pain and teach new strategies for accomplishing activities of daily living.

“Arthritis is a degenerative disease in which symptoms come on slowly,” Ashby explained. “It can be very frustrating to lose the ability to do simple things, such as button your shirt. I want to help people understand their pain and take steps back to independence with occupational therapy strategies.”

Licensed in RI and NJ, Ashby has a special focus on hand, wrist and elbow diagnoses. she earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Alvernia University and has taken continuing education coursework in custom splint fabrication, manual therapy, soft tissue and joint mobilization, ergonomics, home modifications and advanced treatment techniques.

This free seminar will be held at 4:00 p.m. on February 21 at the Warwick Library’s Central Branch on 600 Sandy Lane.

To register, call 401-738-7347.