Carol M. Hatt OTR/L , Occupational Therapist | Fully Registered & Licensed
Carol M. Hatt works with patients to help them achieve a fulfilled and satisfied state in life through the use of "purposeful activity or interventions designed to achieve functional outcomes which promote health, prevent injury or disability and which develop, improve, sustain or restore the highest possible level of independence."
Carol plays a major role in the rehabilitation and recovery of patients who have upper limb injuries, which include, the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder girdle, and cervical region. She plays a significant role in liaising with Dr. Kolshak, Christopher Lehnhoff (PA), our patients, employers, and case managers, in order to provide customized client centered care. Carol uses an array of specialized assessments for planning of treatments and therapeutic interventions for conditions such as fractures, tendon repairs, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, tennis elbow, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, and stroke recovery. Treatments may include exercise activities, massage, physical agent modalities (ultrasound, paraffin, electrical stimulation, thermal agents) custom orthosis fit/fabrication, adaptive equipment, and education for home programs, preventative care, and healthy work habits.
Hand Therapy is a specialized field of occupational therapy and it requires therapists to be highly skilled and knowledgeable in upper limb anatomy, and this is an area where Carol emphasizes the therapeutic models that the profession practices which focus on occupation, and aims to return patients to their normal daily functions.
*NOTE: Therapy Appointments will require a pre-approval from Dr. Kolshak