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Vanessa Loyd, COTA/L

Education

  • Associate in Applied Science degree in Occupational Therapy, graduated with honors in 1999

Specialized Training

  • Hand Therapy
  • Desensitization/Sensory Re-Education
  • Hand/Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
  • Post-Operative, Post Traumatic Injury, and RSI Care
  • Scar Management
  • ASTYM
  • Custom Orthotic Fabrication; Static, Static Progressive and Dynamic

Interest

One of my favorite aspects of hand therapy is using my clinical judgement and expertise to treat multi-trauma/complex injuries that require problem solving to achieve the optimal outcome.

In my spare time my husband and I enjoy camping, traveling, and showing our classic car as well as other events with the PCA.

"As a therapist who has exclusively treated wrist, hand and elbow injuries for 17 years, the key things I have come to realize: The most critical therapy goals are those most important to each individual patient. That goal may be getting back to their favorite hobby, returning to a recreational sport or something as simple as being able to use their hand to feed themselves again. Whatever their goals are should be our goals."
Vanessa Loyd, COTA/L