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Rachel Pigott received her bachelors in Occupational Therapy from Towson State University in 1999. She has worked in a hand rehabilitation setting
for 13 years. In 2004 Rachel received her certification in hand therapy from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. She was trained for lymphedema therapy (complete decongestive therapy) in 2001. In 2013 she received her national certification in Lymphedema Therapy from the Lymphedema Association of North America. Rachel is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT). Rachel is an instructor for continued education offerings related to hand rehabilitation both locally and nationally. She is also an active volunteer for ASHT in their Education Division.
“I enjoy being a hand therapist, for me there is nothing more rewarding than helping a person regain their independence and function by restoring the use of their hand. Hand therapy requires detailed knowledge of anatomy, surgical procedures, tissue healing rates, social influences, and available environmental adaptations to successfully rehabilitate patients. Every patient presents differently and has different needs this creates daily challenges to problem solving the best plan of care and is a very rewarding part of my job. I am lucky to come to work and get paid to be able to help people get better this is by itself intrinsically rewarding.”