Lauren DeTullio, MS, OTR/L, CHT

My name is Lauren DeTullio, I am an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist. I am the Assistant Clinical Director at the Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center (PHSC). I have been working at PHSC for fifteen years. IN addition to patient care, I am responsible for establishing and implementing a mentorship program for new therapy employees and entry level therapists; quality assurance coordination; in-service education for staff development and training. In addition, I have been teaching as an adjunct professor at Thomas Jefferson University in the Occupational Therapy Department for Anatomy Kinesiology and Orthotic fabrication for the past 10 years. The Hand Rehabilitation Foundation hosts an annual Hand Therapy symposium in Philadelphia, for which I participate as Chairperson and faculty member. I organize volunteers from the local Physical and Occupational therapy programs allowing them to have exposure to hand rehabilitation. I present lectures on a variety of topics as well as participation in lab sessions teaching orthotic fabrication and treatment techniques. In addition, I am involved with teaching/hosting the international scholarship recipient at the symposium. At PHSC we see a wide varity of injuries such as nerve transfers, nerve repairs, extensor and flexor tendon injuries/repairs, joint replacements, tendon transfers, amputations and replants to name a few. Orthotic fabrication is a frequent and daily service requested by the PHSC surgeons. Our facility practices with the latest evidence based practice to guide our treatments. We are fortunate to work closely with our Hand Surgeons. This allows a great collaborative practice model between therapist and physician to provide the best outcome for the patient. ‘Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.’ Mother Teresa