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Michelle Mazur, OTR/L, CHT
Feb 11, 2017 Certified Hand Therapist - Owner

“I have always been fascinated by the complexity of design in the hand and upper extremity, but it’s functional significance is incredible.  We use our hands to care for ourselves and others, to console and caress, to communicate compassion, anger, understanding and confusion.  Our hands are often the most intricate interface we have with our environment, yet are strong enough to be used as a tool or a weapon.  The functional significance of the arm is often underestimated and under appreciated until we have lost function.  Skill acquired via textbooks, experience, and lectures has been critical, shaping me into a competent therapist, but pale in comparison to the educational benefit of the relationships I’ve developed with my clients who have challenged me to understand the impact an injury or disease has upon the individual.”

 

Interests:  Supporting my three children, Brennen, Nikolas, and Alexa, in various activities and interests alongside my husband, Mike;  attending UW athletic events, live music/concerts; reading, traveling, hiking in the Wind Rivers, visiting and laughing with friends over a good meal

Community:   Actively serves on the Lander Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Education/Certifications:  University of North Dakota, B.S. Occupational Therapy, 1995; University of Wyoming, B.S Biology, Minor Psychology 1994;  Certified Hand Therapist, HTCC, 2004; ASTYM Certified 2017

Coursework:  Advanced Rehabilitation Management of the Wrist and Hand; Teton Hand Conference 2012, 2013, 2014; Philadelphia Hand Conference; Indiana Hand Conference; ASSH/ASST Annual Conference 2005, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015; Advanced Splinting; University of Washington Hand Conference 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009; Assessing and Treating Progressive Neurological Diseases; Pediatric Splinting Workshop; IHC Rehabilitation Services Orthopedic Conference; Focus on Brain Injury Rehabilitation:  Restoration and Function; The Shoulder and the Elbow; Unlocking the Mysteries of the Wrist; Scar Wars; Wound Care Management; Doctors Demystify Cartilage Ligaments & Fascia

Professional:  Member of AOTA, ASHT, WYOTA, Lander Chamber of Commerce, UW Alumni Association, Adjunct faculty for the University of North Dakota Occupational Therapy Program at the Casper, WY campus 2012-present; Level II Fieldwork Supervisor:  Belmont University, Idaho State University, Concordia University Wisconsin, Casper College COTA program; Puget Sound Hand Study Focus Group; Presented at the 2016 UND Student OT Conference