Physical Rehabilitation Medicine/Expert Profile

Ask A Question

Brian Neville, OTR/L, CWCE


Follow me on:


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.


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


RSD article


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

Average Ratings

Recent Reviews from Users

Read More Comments

    K = Knowledgeability    C = Clarity of Response    P = Politeness
Erik10/12/16101010Exactly the feedback I was seeking. Thanks .....
Elsa08/24/16101010That's just what I needed. Thank you .....
Elbert Vaughn07/14/16101010I would highly recommend Dr Bernie Neville .....
Andrea07/12/16101010Very sweet guy who uses his personal .....
Andrea06/23/16101010Thanks so very much!! Appreciate it! You've .....

Recent Answers from Brian Neville, OTR/L, CWCE

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

2016-09-02 Bicep pain after working out:

Simple case of doing too much after 7 months out of the gym.  Muscles respond to stress but when over stressed they become "damaged" temporarily until rest and healing can occur.  This is the same reason

2016-08-17 Will My Hurt Knuckle Heal On Its Own:

Sorry for the delay in my response.  You could have sprained a ligament in which certain things can be done to rest the tissue and allow for healing.  An exam from an orthopedic physician would be needed

2016-07-14 Erotic electro-stimulation:

Yes, diabetes can cause neuropathy and affect the nerves.  I really can't say how long it should take for things to improve considering this.  Between the diabetes, medications, and TENS unit it's tough

2016-07-10 Erotic electro-stimulation:

Interesting question.  Not sure I've ever heard of this one.  Well a TENS machine does stimulate nerves and shouldn't normally cause problems.  However, 2 years of tens use will probably desensitize the


Ask A Question

Physical Rehabilitation Medicine

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


©2016 All rights reserved.