Occupational Therapy Services at MCH
Occupational Therapy

Outpatient Rehabilitation:

Occupational Therapy caters to your individual needs by addressing muscle, nerve, tendon, joint, lymph, and vascular involvement, with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses.

Your shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand injury is our priority.  We, the occupational therapists at Monadnock Community Hospital Rehabilitation, specialize in the upper extremity, offering a Certified Hand Therapist and an International Lymphedema Management Specialist. We look forward to working with you.

Occupational Therapists work with people who have a wide range of diagnoses, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Vascular Accidents
  • Chronic Swelling Conditions
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Cyst Removal Management
  • Dupuytren’s Contractures
  • Cancer Rehabilitative Treatment
  • Fractures/Management of Bone Healing
  • Joint replacement and Arthroplasties
  • Lymphedema
  • Muscle Disease
  • Nerve Disorders
  • Neurologic Disorders
  • Pain Syndromes
  • Tendon Ruptures & Repairs
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Fingers
  • Rotator Cuff Tears & Repairs
  • Soft Tissue Ailments
  • Vascular Diseases

Other procedures offered by our Occupational Therapists:

  • Customized splints
  • Desensitization
  • Edema/Swelling Control
  • Graded Strengthening/Isotonics
  • Lower Level Light Treatment
  • Manual Lymph Drainage & Multi-Layer Bandaging
  • Manual Therapy
  • Mobilizations
  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
  • Paraffin
  • Pneumatic Compression Pump for upper & lower extremities
  • Postural Proximal Stability Emphasis
  • Soft Tissue Work
  • Scar Management

MEET THE OT STAFF

Jamie Hummel, OTR/L, MS, CLT

Specialty: Occupational Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: Bay Path University

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Jamie Hummel has been a practitioner of Occupational Therapy for five years receiving her associates degree in 2014 and her master’s degree in 2018 from Bay Path University.  In 2015, Jamie receiver her certification in Lymphedema Therapy.  Jamie works with patients to achieve health and quality of life through treatment that addressees dysfunction in the lymphatic system.  This treatment includes complete decongestive therapy, exercise, education, and compression garments.  Jamie’s other area of focus is rehabilitation for patients hospitalized due to acute illness.  This includes training in activities of daily living, safety awareness, functional mobility and energy  conservation for a safe and healthy return to home

Sarah Neuhaus, OTR/L, MS

Specialty: Occupational Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Sarah joined the rehabilitation team at MCH in December 2018. She received her Bachelors degree in Clinical Exercise and Sports Science in 2016 and her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2018. Sarah’s focus is in the outpatient rehabilitation department, where she treats a variety of hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries and disorders. Sarah also works in the inpatient rehabilitation department where the focus of therapy is on helping patient’s return to their prior level of function in their activities of daily living and assessing patient’s safety to return home. Sarah is certified in the LSVT BIG program which helps people with Parkinson disease (PD) use their body more normally. The treatment improves walking, self-care and activities of daily living by helping people “re-calibrate” how they perceive their movements with what others actually see. Sarah has a strong interest in orthopedics, wound care, and neuro rehabilitation.

Kim Taylor, OT/L, CHT, ICLM, COMT, Senior Therapist

Specialty: Occupational Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: BS 1996, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Kim Taylor is a Certified Hand Therapist who specializes in injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder, helping clients with a wide range of diagnoses to regain function. She has been an Occupational Therapist at MCH since 2000. She has 15 years of experience serving both outpatient and inpatient populations. In addition, Kim has an International Certification in Lymphedema Management, working with clients who have undergone cancer treatments or have chronic swelling conditions such as venous insufficiency. She pioneered the implementation of a Cancer Survivorship Rehabilitation Program at MCH. She received her Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1996.

Erin Zotto, OTR/L, MS, Inpatient Rehab Coordinator

Specialty: Occupational Therapy

Department: Rehabilitation

Education: University of New England

Phone: (603) 924-4635

Locations: 458 Old Street Road Peterborough NH 03458

About: Erin Zotto has been an Occupational Therapist at MCH since 2006, when she received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of New England. Erin’s focus is on inpatient rehabilitation and areas of intervention include: activities of daily living (ADLs), home management and community reintegration, neuromuscular reeducation, safety awareness, functional mobility and positioning. Erin is also the Fieldwork Coordinator for OT students who complete clinical rotations at MCH, and participates in staff and community education classes throughout the calendar year.