Occupational Therapy

Denise Gallagher, OTR/L
Denise Gallagher, OTR/L graduated In Occupational Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University College of Allied Health located in Philadelphia in 1986. She has worked in both Physical Rehabilitation and Psychosocial settings throughout her 33 year career. She recently retired from full time work at Jefferson County Health Center where she worked for 22 years. This opened up the possibility for her to work part time regularly at KCHC.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      As an OT, her specialty is whatever disorder or disease process that limits a person’s ability to perform their daily routine. Her focus is the upper extremity since most of us perform our occupations with our arms and hands. She also looks at the bigger picture of perception, cognition and home accessibility, performs specialized evaluation of these areas and can provide skilled intervention. A typical impatient may be someone who needs more arm strength and endurance to perform their self care and transfers. A typical outpatient may be someone who has had an arm or hand fracture, a tendonitis or nerve impingement. Denise and her assistant Sam are skilled in a wide variety of modalities and strategies to help someone return to performing their daily activities as independently as possible.
                                                                                                                                                                      In her free time, Denise is active in her church choir, is a photographer who has shown in art galleries, and has traveled extensively. Last year, she performed volunteer work with Syrian refugees in Greece.
To schedule an appointment with Denise Gallagher, call (641) 622-1180.