To better serve you, we are at two locations:
McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center
1460 G Street
Springfield, OR 97477
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wed., 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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River Road Physical Therapy
Suite 200, 2401 River Rd
Eugene, OR 97404
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McKenzie-Willamette's Certified Hand Therapy Center now provides services by two Certified Hand Therapists with advanced training in maximizing hand and arm function. Hand therapists Carrie Meadowcroft, OTR/L, CHT, Jude Emmanere, OTR/L, CHT, and a Certified Therapy Assistant staff the center. All three are certified in Graston Technique.
The Graston Technique is a scientifically advanced method of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables the clinician to break down scar tissue and restrictions.
This Technique utilizes a specially designed stainless steel instrument to detect and effectively treat problematic areas. Because the instruments greatly enhance the ability to detect and isolate specific areas causing pain, weakness and limiting function, patients can return to a productive lifestyle more quickly with the best use of their hands.
"It's important for the community that we are certified in this specialty technique," explains Jude Emmanere. "It greatly benefits our patients by contributing to a reduction in the amount of time and expense related to therapy."
With more than four years experience with the Graston instruments, the therapists at the Center use Graston Technique and instruments for post-operative scarring and/or adhesions, pulled muscles and conditions such as tennis elbow, as well as other injuries prohibiting hand and arm function.
The Graston Technique was created in 1994 and is now practiced by more than 2500 clinicians throughout the World. All clinicians must go through two module sessions for certification.
"We have seen the number of treatment visits a patient needs decrease with great outcomes for our patients," Emmanere says.
For more information about the Graston Technique at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center call 744-8474, or go online to grastontechnique.com.
A certified hand therapist is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has a minimum of five years of clinical experience, including 2,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy. In addition, the certified hand therapist has successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper extremity rehabilitation. More about CHTs www.htcc.org.
Common diagnoses managed by CHTs:
Tumors or Cysts
Sprains or Strains