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Brian Neville, OTR/L, CWCE

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I can answer questions about both conservative and post-operative rehabilitation for UPPER extremity injuries. These include but are not limited to: fractures, tendon repairs, tendon transfers, nerve repairs, lacerations, tenolysis procedures, TFCC injuries, repetitive motion disorders, reconstructive procedures. I have an advanced knowledge of UPPER extremity anatomy and industrial rehabilitation. I have extensive splinting skills for injuries to the upper extremity. Although not a physician or a surgeon I have worked closely with world renowned upper extremity specialists for over 10 years. I can give general information on what some of the most common upper extremity surgeries involve. I can reference those procedures as well. PLEASE DON'T ASK ME QUESTIONS ABOUT ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE NECK, SHOULDER, ARM/HAND. I'M NOT QUALIFIED AND KNOW ABSOLUTELY ZERO ABOUT BACKS/HIPS/KNEES/ANKLES/ETC. THANK YOU!!!

Experience in the area

10+ years working closely with orthopedic and hand surgeons and their patients. I have treated patients with small lacerations to major reconstructive procedures. My knowledge base includes both conservative and post-operative rehab protocols and care for upper extremity injuries. I have treated patients all the way from day 1 post-op to return-to-work status.

Organizations

Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association American Society of Hand Therapy National Nurses in Business Association Roy Matheson and Associates

Publications

RSD article

Education/Credentials

Occupational Therapist former Certified Hand Therapist (license currently inactive) Deep Physical Agent Modalities Instructor Certified Work Capacity Evaluator

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Recent Answers from Brian Neville, OTR/L, CWCE

2017-01-08 Shoulder muscle damage?:

Wow.  Well that's a lot.  Lots of times scapular weakness will contribute to a slew of problems.  But they all start there.  People who sit a lot, type, etc. often experience tightening of the pecs, weakening

2016-12-31 Bicep tendon:

You are lifting way too much.  Likely damage to the biceps tendon insertion into the radial tuberosity of the radius bone - partial tear probably.  Rest it, stop lifting so much, and see how it feels in

2016-12-31 Rotator cuff:

Totally depends on how comfortable you are with it. Be careful if you have any combative or physical students. They can mess things up if your arm gets pulled a little. Sounds like you may want to consider

2016-11-28 golfer's elbow:

Rest, rest, and more rest. Tendons heal very slowly and don't respond well to excessive stress. Avoid any activity that causes pain. After 4 weeks if it hasn't significantly improved go buy a wrist brace

2016-10-06 Lost shoulder mobility:

Probably tendonitis.  If not an acute injury where you heard a pop or felt a sharp pain, it shouldn't be a tendon rupture or tear.      I would look into bicipital tendonitis or supraspinatus tendonitis

 

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