Carrie is a Michigan native who moved to California to complete her degree in Occupational Therapy at Loma Linda University.
She received her BS from the School of Allied Health Professions in 1992. She has 25 years of experience in Upper Extremity and Hand Therapy in both California and Oregon, and has credentials from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission as a CHT (Certified Hand Therapist).
In addition, she is certified to use the Graston (R) instruments for assisted soft tissue mobilization, and has a certificate in Kinesiotaping.
Her further accomplishments are in the arena of work ergonomics, and giving educational talks in a variety of settings on ergonomics, gardening, living smarter with arthritis, and common hand injuries.
Topics of special interest are custom splinting, CMCJ (Thumb) arthritis, controlling scar formation, and watching wounds heal.
She believes the best thing about being a therapist is helping people return to using their hands for the things they love and need to do.
When she is not enjoying her patients, she is running, hiking – and most recently backpacking, (especially to discover waterfalls), keeping track of her wonderful dauthters, leading a worship team with her husband and friends, or curling up with a good book.