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Gard Erlandsson, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Gard Erlandsson joined Greensboro Orthopaedics in 2014. She is an experienced occupational therapist, specializing as a Certified Hand Therapist. She has over 17 years of experience, in rehabilitation management, education, research, and clinical work. She primarily cares for patients with injuries and conditions involving the hand, wrist, and elbow as she has been a certified hand therapist since 2009. Her patients have often undergone surgery & range from pediatric to geriatric stages of life.
Prior to joining Greensboro Orthopaedics, Gard spent five years working in specialty hospitals treating patients with traumatic injuries to the hand, elbow, and shoulder. She has worked in upper extremity rehabilitation in multiple countries and she believes in treating her patients holistically; incorporating an individual’s values and beliefs. Developing and maintaining positive relationships with patients, coworkers, and within her community is important to Gard. She is actively involved in her community and believes giving back to her community. She is supportive of youth sport, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and local charity events. Her expertise, experience, and compassion are irreplaceable.
American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT)
Wang, J., et al., Efficacy of Static Progressive Splinting in the Management of Metacarpophalangeal Joint Stiffness: A Pilot Clinical Trial, Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy (2014), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hkjot.2014.07.001
National Board of Occupational Therapy Certification (NBCOT), Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC), National Board of Massage and Bodywork Certification (NCTMB)
Master of Science, Occupational Therapy, Boston University
Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Massage Therapy, Axelsson’s Gymnastic Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Fluent in Swedish & English; Knowledge in Spanish, German, & Chinese