Asheville Occupational Therapy
Our in-house occupational therapy team utilizes the latest technology and techniques to help each patient achieve their maximum performance and transition back to work and daily activities. We specialize in treating hand, wrist, and elbow.
How occupational therapy helps
Following injury, surgery or disease affecting the bones, joints, and muscles, patients sometimes have trouble performing the regular day to day activities of life: grasping a spoon, turning a key, going up or down stairs, or even brushing their teeth. Occupational therapy uses specialized techniques to help patients regain the ability to do these important things on their own.
Our in-house therapy department allows for close communication with our physicians for a team approach. We help you learn personalized techniques to live and function independently given your unique injury or condition, and they provide the guidance and education essential to ongoing wellness and the prevention of future injuries. If it will benefit you, we may incorporate both occupational and physical therapy into your treatment program.
Meet our experienced certified occupational & hand therapy specialists.
Carolina Hand & Sports Medicine is home to two of Asheville’s most dedicated, experienced Registered Occupational Therapists (OTR), both of whom are Certified Hand Therapists (CHT).
Allison Caton, OTR/L, CHT
Allison has a Bachelors in Exercise Science from Furman University and earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is highly experienced in acute care and ongoing rehabilitation for pediatric and adult patients. She is also on the adjunct faculty of South College Asheville, where she serves as a guest lecturer for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program.
Jeff Chapman, OTR/L, CHT
Jeff graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 1998 with a degree in Occupational Therapy has over 19 years of experience in a variety of orthopaedic and rehabilitative settings. In 2009, he completed a Hand Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, the nation’s top-rated hospital for orthopaedics, where he worked with some of the leading orthopaedic surgeons and therapists in the country. He joined Carolina Hand & Sports Medicine in 2012.
We treat conditions including the following:
- Work-related injuries
- Wrist and hand fractures
- Tendon Injuries
- Cumulative Trauma Injuries
- Amputation and crush injuries
- Nerve Damage
Hand Therapy Services Include:
- Comprehensive Evaluation
- Range of Motion
- Custom Dynamic and Static Splinting
- Patient Education
- Individualized Home Programs
- Coordination Training
- Scar Management
- Edema Control
- Sensory Re-education and Desensitization
- Strengthening and Endurance Program