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Rehabilitation Specialist Exercise

Canton, MI
June 01, 2021

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tessblancheĴe** 734-***-**** Belleville, MI 48111

Evidence-based driven Occupational Therapist with 25 years experience as part of a multidisciplinary team approach to the rehabilitation of upper extremity/hand injuries and post-operative procedures, as well as breast cancer rehabilitation and lymphedema management of the upper quarter. Conflict mediation

Detailed reporting

Safety processes and procedures

Client Rapport

Student /resident assessment and instruction

Upper extremity and hand injury assessment and


Breast Cancer Rehabilitation assessment and treatment Pain management


Cold Laser Therapy

Electrical Stimulation

Controlled negative pressure treatment devices

Lymphedema management of the upper quarter

FiĴing for upper extremity /hand/trunk lymphedema


University of Michigan Health System

Canton, MI

Resident Instructor

2010 - Current

Delivered training sessions to hand specialist/orthopedic occupational therapy residents in both in-person and via webinar-based instruction. Focus of instruct on the anatomy, function, assessment, and treatment of shoulder deficits.

Introduced instruct on cancer rehabilitation and lymphedema treatment related to breast cancer.

Identified valuable online resources to use in conjunction with lectures, practice with instructor, and in clinic experiences. Used quizzes, projects, lab, and observation of patient care to assess how well students grasped learning material and concepts. University of Michigan Canton, MI

Staff Occupational Therapist

2003 - Current

Worked with interdisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive treatment and support for breast cancer patients and upper extremity orthopedic patients.

Personalized treatment plans to complement specific abilities and recovery goals of each patient.

Aided in the education and guidance of orthopedic residents for U of M hand fellowship program.

Provided staff members with instruction on various topics related to the treatment of specific deficits related to upper extremity orthopedic injuries and cancer patients.

Provided education and instruct to interdisciplinary staff members regarding lymphedema of the upper quarter and breast cancer rehabilitation topics.

Supervised occupational therapy students in their levels I & II fieldwork experiences.




Lead the development of the cancer rehabilitation/breast cancer rehabilitation program at the Canton Health Center out patient satellite clinic of U of M.

Perform measurements and fiĴing of lymphedema garments necessary for the upper quarter and upper limb and hand.

Mercy Memorial Hospital System

Monroe, MI

Staff Occupational Therapist

1995 - 2001

Overseeing COTA in a subacute rehabilitation seĴing of patients recovering from orthopedic and neurological injuries. Provided assessment, treatment plans and treatment of patients recovering from upper extremity related orthopedic injuries. Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy


Licensed Occupational Therapist Registered - 1995

Certified Lymphedema Therapist of the Upper Quarter, Klose Training Institute- 2011 STAR Certified Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist - 2013 Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist,Cancer Exercise TRaining Institute(CETI) - 2019 Medical Advisory Board member of CETI- 2019

Education and Training


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