Rachel graduated with a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Barry University, after receiving a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. Rachel is a certified hand therapist (CHT), holding advanced knowledge and extensive training in shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand-specific rehabilitation. Rachel is proficient in splinting the upper quarter to facilitate healing post-surgery as well as to reduce pain and improve function in the non-surgical upper limb.
In addition to upper extremity orthopedic specialty, Rachel is certified in neuro-developmental treatment, a treatment approach specific to rehabilitating the upper limb post brain injury/stroke. Rachel believes the upper extremities provide a level of independence that is directly related to quality of life. Rachel enjoys helping her patients restore function and reduce pain so they can participate in activities that are meaningful.
Outside of practicing occupational therapy, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and two dogs.