Chamber Member of the Week: Hand Therapy Plus Total Body Rehab
Hand Therapy Plus Total Body Rehab has a new home. In August 2019, owner Kelsey Carrico purchased the old fire station at 122 East 18th Street — the former home of Kuntry Kutter — and remodeled it to suit her needs as a therapy clinic.
“I fell in love with the building because it is extremely well-built and has a lot of character,” she said. “We have totally revamped the old fire station and can’t wait for our patients and the public to see it. We will be having a grand opening and open house on Jan. 14.”
Hand Therapy Plus Total Body Rehab provides occupational therapy, physical therapy, pelvic floor therapy for women and children, certified hand and upper extremity therapy, workman’s compensation, chronic pain and neuro-rehab services
Carrico, who has owned the business since 2019, is an occupational therapist, certified hand therapist, and pelvic floor therapist.
Her mission is to restore function and renew life for her patients.
“We also offer dry needling, cupping, Graston techniques, myofascial release, therapeutic ultrasound, Kinesiotaping, and much more,” Carrico said. “We custom fabricate hand and upper extremity orthotics and fit people for foot orthotics.”
Hand Therapy Plus also had the first anti-gravity treadmill in Owensboro.
“It’s like you are walking on air,” she said. “It takes the pressure off your joints, eases pain, and provides stability while walking or running in order to get people back to moving and doing things they love.”
Prior to owning Hand Therapy Plus, Carrico worked for former owners Rob and Kate Abney, who established the business in 2004. She has her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Western Kentucky University and a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Spalding University.
By Meghann Richardson The Owensboro Times