Meet the Newest Addition to the Advanced Hand Rehab Team

Wepantea_heather  15  bhphoto  3-31-16lcome Heather Pantea, OTRL, to the Advanced Hand Rehab division for Advanced Physical Therapy Center. Heather is a Master of Science graduate from Saginaw Valley State University and will be practicing out of our Davison clinic starting Monday, April 18th.

Heather is a member of the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association, and dreams of obtaining a certification in hand therapy one day in the future. In college, Heather participated in a study that focused on constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) with stroke survivors. There she was able to obtain a good base of knowledge and build her skills in the treatment of strokes, and she was able to increase her creativity for planning treatment sessions.

Heather is a Waterford native and, currently, resides in Clarkston. In her spare time, she loves the outdoors and is very active practicing yoga, hiking, swimming, and hanging out with friends and family.

Heather considers herself to be a good listener and enjoys getting to know each of her patients. She is eager to get started and continue to gain knowledge and expertise in her field. If you or a loved one are in need of occupational therapy and are in the Davison area, please give the clinic a call to schedule a free consultation with Heather at 810-412-5100.

Advanced Hand Rehab Growing to Provide More Experts to More People

Meet Desaree’ Carwile, OTRL, CHT. She is one of our fabulous certified hand therapists in our Advanced Hand Rehab division. Desaree’ has 15 years of experience as a licensed occupational therapist. She also has a great deal of knowledge when it comes to the treatment of the upper extremities.

Desaree’ graduated with a degree in occupational therapy from Baker College in 2000 and obtained her national certification in hand therapy in Desaree Carwile Candid PS revised2008. Prior to coming to Advanced Hand Rehab, Desaree’ worked for a hand surgeon for several years treating post-operative patients. Desaree’ has a special interest in treating complex injuries and wound care. She likes the challenge of treating these types of patients and has achieved great outcomes.  One of the complex injury patients she is, currently, treating is featured in our next newsletter, so be sure to keep your eyes out for that. It is an inspiring story, and Desaree’ has done an amazing job as a therapist helping this patient regain her independence.

If you are in need of certified hand therapy or know someone who could use Desaree’s services, please contact her at our Clarkston location 248-620-4260, or if you are in the Flint area call her at 810-732-8400 to schedule a free consult.