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Title OccupationalTherapy

Injuries know no age, sex or occupation. Our practice treats all ages and all injuries or conditions occurring as a result of life at home, the work place, school or sports. Pee Dee Orthopaedic Associates has made the difference for thousands of patients, enabling them to return to full and productive lives, work, and sports participation.

Section Title OccupationalTherapyServicesOffered

Our services are exceptional and we promise quality one-on-one care with the following programs:

  • A rehabilitation program customized specific to your injury or condition, whether it is pre-operative and/or post-operative care.
  • State-of-the-art treatment techniques to optimize your motion and strength in a safe manner but a progressive fashion.
  • Customized management of scars, swelling, pain, and touch hypersensitivity.
  • Utilization of appropriate modalities and hands-on techniques to stimulate and normalize your injured tissues.
  • Patient education essential to directing your own therapeutic control of the injury.
  • Wound care management and dressing changes to facilitate the healthy progression of a healing wound.
  • Customized splints fabricated for you, include static, static progressive and dynamic options. Splints are designed to meet your injury's specific needs of support while you heal or to facilitate motion of the injured joints.
  • Manual Therapy: Manual therapy is a hands-on technique used to evaluate and treat soft tissue injuries and joint problems for the purpose of regulating pain, increasing range of motion, reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation or facilitating movement and improving function.
  • Work Conditioning programs geared toward your specific job demands, physical conditioning and safe return to work.
  • Ergonomic Work Station Education to determine possible work station stressors in need of modification, and to optimize your functional comfort and productivity on the job.


Section Title ConditionsTreated

Pee Dee Orthopaedic therapy services provides comprehensive care for the following conditions and injuries of the spine and extremities:

  • Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Muscle strains/sprains
  • Compression injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Tendon injuries
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Spine Injuries


Section Title MeetOurOcc

B FeaginBrian Feagin, OTR/L, CHT

Mr. Feagin brings to you the highest level of clinical excellence in orthopaedic therapy intervention. He specializes in personalized manual therapy for injuries or medical conditions of the spine, shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand. A caring environment and an individualized hands-on approach is the hallmark of his approach. He is a professional who has the advanced knowledge, expertise and experience needed to implement the most effective therapy program demanded by your injury or your physician.

As a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) he has meet the requirements of over five years and 4,000 or more hours of clinical practice in hand therapy. A CHT must also pass a national exam. This high degree of certification means patients working with an upper extremity injury can often hasten their return to a productive lifestyle.


C EDWARDS2Cathy Edwards, MHSA, OTR/L

Cathy Edwards is a South Carolina native who received her BS in Occupational Therapy from The Medical University of South Carolina in 1987 and returned to gain her masters in Health Service Administration in 1993. Cathy joined Pee Dee Orthopedic in 2011. She is a past adjunct professor at The Medical University of South Carolina and current advisory board member for Trident Technical College's Occupation Therapy Assistant program in Charleston, SC. She enjoys working with both surgical and non surgical patients. She has extensive background in Rehabilitation with an additional Certification in Neuro Developmental Treatment. Since 2001 Cathy has specialized in upper extremity orthopedics.



Occupational Therapy: Questions and Answers


1. How can occupational therapy help me?

An occupational therapist can evaluate your condition and identify the source of your discomfort or dysfunction. Once evaluated, the therapist can develop a treatment program that will usually involve some form of manual therapy, modalities, therapeutic exercises, as well as techniques to decrease pain and inflammation. You will also receive a home exercise program and instruction such as proper body mechanics, injury prevention, and education to protect your surgical repair and promote recovery.


2. What do I need to do to get started?

Once you have been evaluated by one of our physicians and the need for occupational therapy has been established, you will be given a prescription with specific orders to begin your treatment. We will need your name, insurance information, and whether your injury is work-related or not. After we have confirmed that we are contracted with your insurance or Worker's Comp carrier, we can have you scheduled at our Florence Clinic.


3. Does insurance cover occupational therapy?

Medical insurance generally covers occupational therapy treatment. However, each insurance plan is different. You can check with your insurance carrier to determine your coverage. Or, if you prefer, you can call us today and our staff will be glad to assist you in determining your benefits.


4. What will I do on my first visit?

We will obtain information about your injury, current level of function and current level of pain. Bring along your physician's referral, your insurance card, authorization and wear comfortable clothes.

You will be evaluated by our licensed occupational therapists and they will get to better understand your injury. Each patient's situation is unique and your plan of care will be set up just for you. For future visits, we ask that you schedule two weeks out and let us know at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to make your scheduled appointment.

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