Madeline Fetzko, Occupational Therapist

Speaker: Madeline Fetzko, Occupational Therapist

Steve Sassi introduced Madeline Fetzko, his hand rehabilitation professional. A graduate of Utica College in New York, Madeline has been an occupational therapist for 40 years specializing in hand and upper extremities rehabilitation. Since the earthquake in Haiti, she has made seven trips to help those who were injured. Recently she moved to Myrtle Beach from Washington DC where she worked for the Washington Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (WOSM) organization for over ten years.

Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across their lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). It enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science. Unlike other professions, occupational therapy helps people function in all of their environments (e.g., home, work, school, community) and addresses the physical, psychological, and cognitive aspects of their well-being through engagement in occupation.

If you would like to contact Madeline contact Steve Sassi on his cell (843) 385 3031.