Hand Therapy | Aquatic Therapy

Certified Mulligan Practitioner

Dan Swanner, MA, PT, CMP and Carol Leandro, MPT, CMP have been certified Mulligan practitioners since 2004. Each attended continuing education classes in The Mulligan Concept (NAGs, SNAGs and more). Dan and Carol were certified in practicing these concepts after passing both a written test and practical skills evaluation.

Aquatic Physical Therapy

Aquatic physical therapy is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays in the pool at The Gables of Ojai. The water temperature is a warm 85 degrees and the watery environment provides support and comfort while you exercise. Aquatic physical therapy is excellent for post-surgical patients, the elderly and patients with all types of arthritis.

Certified Hand Therapy

Maureen Barrett, OTR, CHT is a certified hand therapist and an occupational therapist. The joints, muscles, and tendons of the hand are very complicated and the interactions of these structures are most delicate. Therefore, hand surgeons and orthopaedic hand specialists want only a certified hand therapist to provide hand therapy to their patients. Maureen has been treating hands for close to 25 years and has been a certified hand therapist since 1996. Maureen is able to design and fabricate any custom splint ordered by the treating physician.

Manual Decongestive Therapy for Lymphedema

Lymphedema is the accumulation of fluid in superficial tissues that can cause moderate-to-severe swelling in the arms, legs, groin, face and chest. Lymphedema can be caused by many different factors, but is most commonly caused by surgery or radiation therapy for cancer. Manual decongestive therapy is a gentle, manual treatment technique that improves the activity of the lymph vessels. Manual lymph drainage also reroutes the lymph fluid around the damaged areas into more centrally located lymph vessels that eventually drain into the circulatory system.

Individual Gym Memberships

Independent gym memberships are offered for a low monthly fee to current and past patients as well as the general public. Please click-on "pictures" to see our gym and look under "Frequent Questions" for information regarding this program.