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Hand Therapists

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Keri Blanchard OTR/L, CHT

rhode island hand therapy, rhode island hand therapistsKeri Blanchard is the Director of Hand Therapy for University Orthopedics. She received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Hampshire. Keri has been practicing since 1997, and has worked in a variety of settings including the ICU, acute care, outpatient and home care, prior to joining UOI. She obtained her CHT certification from HTCC in 2013.

Keri has presented at New England Hand Society and the New England Sports and Orthopedics Rehabilitation Summit. Most recently, she was a contributing author for a Journal of Hand Therapy, article in press, addressing the efficacy of a radial based thumb MCP stabilizing orthosis  for protection of the thumb MP UCL.

Her clinical interests include soft tissue injuries, traumatic hand injuries and rehabilitation of the wrist and elbow.

Dudley Street office
2 Dudley Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02905
Telephone: 401-443-5000
Fax: 401-831-0500

Kettle Point Campus
1 Kettle Point Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-443-5000
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Shelley Anderson OTR/L, CHT

rhode island hand therapy, rhode island hand therapistsShelley Anderson joined University Orthopedics in 2012. She graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1988.

She has over 20 years of Hand Therapy experience and obtained her certification from HTCC in 2011. Areas of expertise include rehabilitation of post-operative injuries to the hand and elbow, including orthotic fabrication to both the adult and pediatric population.

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Karen Carney OT / L, CHT

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Karen Carney served as the Co-Director of Hand therapy at University Orthopedics for 12 years and after a period of working part time is enjoying her return to full-time patient care at our Dudley Street office. 

She received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Boston University and obtained her certification by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) in 1992. Karen has 25+ years of experience in hand and upper extremity care, with her initial training and experience at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

She has co-authored research on Dupuytren’s disease, a textbook chapter on the Rehabilitation of Extensor Tendon Injuries and a second chapter on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In addition she has presented on multiple topics at regional conferences. She is currently active in the New England Hand Society, most recently serving on the board as the therapist liaison. 

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Sara DiIeso OTR/L, CHT

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Sara joined University Orthopedics in 2002. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational therapy from the University of New Hampshire, School of Health and Human services. Prior to joining UOI she completed a six month post graduate fellowship at The Hand Rehabilitation Center in Louisiana. Sara obtained her specialty certification in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation in 2005. Clinical interests include tendon and nerve injury, trauma and custom orthosis design and fabrication. In addition to clinical treatment, Sara has served as the department coordinator for regulatory compliance, reimbursement and documentation since 2006. She is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the American Society of Hand Therapist (ASHT).

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Kerry Ebert OTR/L, CHT , MEd

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Kerry Ebert received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2005 and her Masters of Education in Occupational Therapy in 2006 from Springfield College.  She then completed additional field work, specializing in hand therapy at University Orthopedics (UOI), and obtained her certification from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) in 2012. 

Kerry has 10 years of hand therapy experience.  She worked for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, was the Senior Hand Therapist at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA, and was the Clinical Education Coordinator at UOI from 2009-2012.  Her areas of clinical expertise include traumatic injuries of the elbow, wrist and hand, soft tissue injuries, and custom orthosis design and fabrication. 

Kerry sees patients at our Dudley office.

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Susanna Gregorzek OTR/L, CHT

Susanna Gregorzek received her Bachelor of Science Degrees in Occupational Therapy and Psychology in 2000 from Worcester State University and her Masters Degree in Health Sciences in 2009 from Drexel University. She completed a certificate program in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation before joining University Orthopedics in 2008. Susanna obtained her certification from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) in 2013.

Susanna has authored a chapter on treating stiffness in the hand in an on-line CHT prep course titled Basics and Beyond. She has also lectured on topics related to hand therapy both at the national Philadelphia Hand Conference as well as the local New England Hand Society Meeting.

Susanna's interests and areas of expertise include rehabilitation of traumatic injuries of the elbow, wrist and hand, as well as custom orthosis design and fabrication.

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rhode island hand therapy, rhode island hand therapistsHeather Jones-Stansfield

Heather Jones-Stansfield received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of New England in December 1998. She earned her hand certification (CHT) from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) in November 2005 and her Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP) designation from the Kinesio Taping Association in June 2008. Heather joined the Hand Therapy department at University Orthopedics in June 2016. Her clinical interests include: custom orthosis fabrication, soft tissue injuries, wound care and management of post-operative conditions.

Heather’s previous work experience includes: school-based therapy, subacute and acute rehabilitation, acute care, outpatient hand and upper extremity rehabilitation and management of an acute care rehabilitation department.

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rhode island hand therapy, rhode island hand therapistsMike Platz OTR/L, CHT

Based in our Dudley St. location, Mike has been a hand therapist with University Orthopedics since 2014. Mike holds a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University. Areas of interest include joint contractures, compression neuropathies, and wrist fracture management. Mike works in our EG, Middletown and Kettle Point offices.

Geraldine Racette OTR/L, CHT

Site Coordinator of our East Greenwich office

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She received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Keuka College in Upstate New York. She received her certification from HTCC as a Certified Hand Therapist in 2001. She Joined the University Orthopedics Team in 2005.

Geraldine has over 20+ years of experience in upper extremity rehabilitation. Her clinical expertise is in the areas of traumatic upper extremity injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow. She is accomplished in orthosis fabrication for all types of upper extremity injuries

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Andrea Tammaro OTR/L, CHT

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She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University in 1999. She has been practicing with University Orthopedics since 2003, and obtained her certification as a hand therapist from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) in 2006. Her clinical interest include post operative rehab for traumatic injuries of the elbow and wrist, and custom orthosis fabrication.

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Nora Kinslow OTR/L

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Nora holds a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University and has been with University Orthopedics since 2016. Clinical fieldworks were completed in acute rehabilitation, inpatient mental health and at UOI for specialty in upper extremity rehabilitation. Areas of interest include soft tissue injuries, traumatic injuries and post operative rehabilitation of the upper extremity. 

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Marylynn Weeman, M.S., OTR/L

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Marylynn received her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of New England in 2014. Her clinical fieldwork was completed in a specialty upper extremity rehabilitation setting. She joined University Orthopedics in 2018.

Areas of interest include wrist fractures, custom orthosis design/fabrication and post-operative management of the upper extremity.

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