A Practice Specialization + Mental Health Advocacy = Notable Impact for Clients
Dr. Jennifer Dodson is an OTR specializing in the care of individuals undergoing serious hand injuries following complex major trauma. A master clinician in an extremely specialized and rigorous practice area, Dr. Dodson’s expertise transcends clinical protocols.
Dr. Dodson’s impact on her clients is most notable in her ability to always integrate psychological well-being with physical recovery. Although this may seem quite common for an occupational therapy approach, the demanding and fast-paced nature of hand therapy, which is driven by clinical protocols, makes prioritizing mental health and tailoring clinical interventions a challenge for therapists. Dr. Dodson, however, has been an advocate for mental health awareness in this practice area throughout her more than two decades of practice.
Clients and families appreciate Dr. Dodson’s attention to the assessment and treatment of mental health issues that accompany complex hand conditions. Individuals who are recovering from complex traumatic injuries need occupational therapy care during acute and chronic phases of the condition, and an enthusiastic and supportive therapist like Dr. Dodson can impact their quality of life. Dr. Dodson’s clients value her therapeutic use of self, coaching, and wellness approaches that uniquely address their needs.