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Melissa Jaworski, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

“My goal is to provide the best quality care to each individual based on their specific needs.  I have specialized in the treatment of the hand, wrist and elbow for over 12 years.  I have treated the following upper extremity conditions including, but not limited to, fractures, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon lacerations, nerve damage, arthritis, joint replacements, strokes, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.  I routinely attend continuing education courses to advance my knowledge and to keep up-to-date on new treatments and technology.  I believe that as an occupational therapist that it is my duty to evaluate and treat the whole person and formulate their treatments to maximize their functional return and improve their quality of life in a warm, inviting, friendly and empathetic atmosphere.”

Melissa joined the Phoenix Physical Therapy and Health Services team in November 2010.  Melissa resides in Mt. Pleasant with her husband, John and their two children, Chloe and Bryce.  She and her husband play active roles in their children’s lives.  Melissa coaches Chloe’s basketball teams and John also has coached Bryce’s baseball teams.  In addition, Melissa enjoys running, basketball, reading, scrapbooking and playing Wii.

 

Continuing Education:

InterX Therapy, A New Solution for Pain and Rehabilitation

Enhancing Outcomes for Common Hand Dysfunctions

Treatment of Individuals with Neurological Dysfunction

Treatment Strategies in the acute Care of Stroke Survivors

Light at the End of the Tunnel:  Treating Median Nerve Entrapment at the Wrist

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome-Type 1

Understanding Distal Radius Fractures

Thawing Out-Treatment Strategies for the Frozen Shoulder

Exercise and Fall Prevention in Seniors

Exercise for Health and Fitness

Traumatic Brain Injury, Hope Through Research

Dizziness in Elders

Cultural Competence for Today’s Healthcare Professionals:  The Cultural Factor in Pain Management

EDUCATION
  • Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA | Masters in Occupational Therapy, 1997
  • Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA | Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1995