To Schedule an Appointment Call:

Dr. Denton Watumull: (972) 470-5000
Dr. Bruce Byrne: (972) 470-1000
Dr. Joshua Lemmon: (972) 470-5000
Hand Therapy: (972) 470-5005

Hand Therapy

RPSC Hand & Upper Extremity Rehabilitation (972) 470-5005 | Email:

Hand Therapy in Richardson & Dallas, TX

The hand and upper extremity program encompasses rehabilitation of the entire upper extremity ‘shoulder to fingertips’ This includes the hand, elbow, and shoulder.

The clinicians specialize in the following programs & treatments:

  • Splinting—basic/advanced, static/dynamic
  • Casting—serial/static
  • Wound care
  • Joint/Soft tissue Mobilization
  • Scar Management
  • Edema Management
  • Sensory/Muscle Re-ed
  • ADL training
  • Strengthening

Use of Modalities including:

  • Electro modalities
  • Ultrasound
  • Paraffin
  • Fludiotherapy
  • Kinesiotaping

Hand Therapy Specialists

Sharon French OTR, CHT is the Director of Hand Therapy. Sharon has been affiliated with RPSC since 1997 and employed by us since 2003. Before working for RPSC, Sharon was working at Presbyterian, Baylor, and HEB Harris Methodist as a hand therapist and supervisor, and she was the director of hand rehabilitation at Mid Cities Physical Therapy. She has been a certified hand therapist since 1988 and is an experienced hand and UE rehabilitation therapist.

Melissa Peavey, OTR, CHT is our primary Rockwall Hand Therapist. Melissa comes to RSPC Hand & U.E. Rehabilitation with over 30 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist and a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) for 18 years. She worked in hospital therapy centers including Scott and White in Temple, THR Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and the Dallas Rehabilitation Institute. Her advanced skills include simple and complex dynamic and static splinting, as well as a variety of progressive hand and upper extremity treatments. She served as a faculty adjunct at Texas Woman’s University. Melissa has been involved with the arthritis community through the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals and Arthritis Foundation. She currently serves on the advisory board for “Arthritis Today” magazine.

Mallory Hardin COTA, CLT has been employed with RPSC Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation since early 2016. In addition to working with upper extremity patients, she is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. This certification includes manual lymphatic drainage and complete decongestive therapy. As a CLT at RPSC, her primary focus is with our breast cancer patients. She has previous experience in out patient and inpatient settings. Mallory is a graduate from Navarro College.

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