Our Therapists

Hand therapy is critical in the recovery of many hand conditions. Rehabilitation of the hand and arm after an injury or surgery requires specialized skills and expertise. As procedures in hand and orthopedic surgery have improved over the past several years, the practice of hand therapy continues to advance as well. Hand therapy has developed into a field of its own, blending important aspects of physical and occupational therapy into a unique profession. Therapists aim to restore a patient’s function by improving joint range of motion, tendon gliding, and strength, and decreasing pain, swelling, and scar tissue. This is achieved through patient education, guided exercises, stretches, scar management, custom splinting and therapeutic modalities, such as fluidotherapy, iontophoresis, and ultrasound.

With years of combined experience, Raleigh Hand Center therapists have specialized training and interest in rehabilitation of hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder conditions. They work together with RHC physicians in order to optimize a patient’s recovery.

 

Jo Cullingford, OTL/CHT

  • Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
  • Therapy Department Manager
  • Education:  East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Year started at Raleigh Hand Center:  1991
  • Hobbies:  Scuba Diving, Reading, Gardening

ANDREA LUEKEN, OTR/L, CHT

  • Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
  • Education: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Degree: Masters of Occupational Therapy
  • Year Started with Raleigh Hand Center: 2011
  • Hobbies: Volleyball, Reading

Megan Cebina, MSPT

  • Physical Therapist
  • Education:  Ithaca College, Ithaca NY
  • Degree:  Masters of Physical Therapy
  • Year started at Raleigh Hand Center: 2006
  • Hobbies:  Chasing two young sons

JENNIFER REITZ, OTR/L, CHT

  • Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
  • Education: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA
  • Degree: Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Hobbies/Interests: running, cooking, traveling
  • Year started at Raleigh Hand Center: 2014

ASHLEY GAUDINO, MOTR/L

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Education: Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, Concord NC
  • Degree: Masters of Occupational Therapy
  • Hobbies: crafting, reading, running, yoga, pilates
  • Year started at RHC: 2016

MEAGHAN THOMAS, COTA

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Education:  Durham Technical Community College
  • Degree:  Associates in Science, Occupational Therapy
  • Year Started at Raleigh Hand Center:  2007
  • Hobbies:  Boating, wakeboarding, watersports, reading, watching movies

 

 

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Raleigh Hand Center therapy treats patients from the Triangle area of North Carolina including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Knightdale, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Garner, Wake Forest, Fuquay-Varina, and Holly Springs, NC. We also regularly care for patients with hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder conditions from eastern North Carolina including Clayton, Smithfield, Fayetteville, Wilson, Kinston, and Goldsboro. For patients with a long drive, we can often coordinate care with a therapist closer to home.

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