"Scleroderma and Raynaud’s, Ideas for Managing Your Daily Routines"
Celeste Freeman, OTR
Patient Education Forum
About Ms. Freeman:
Celeste is currently employed as an Occupational Therapist by St. Peter’s Health Partners and is clinical lead at Albany Memorial Hand Center. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at The Sage Graduate School of Occupational Therapy. Celeste received her BS in Occupational Therapy from SUNY Buffalo. Early in her career she became focused on upper extremity rehabilitation and in the early 90’s passed the Hand Therapy Certification exam, and has maintained the specialty credential of CHT.
Celeste has been treating individuals with scleroderma at the Hand Center for over ten years. Her interest in scleroderma treatment focuses on improving overall upper body motion to improve function. Maintaining the biomechanics and tissue health of the hand is a priority, and custom orthotics are fabricated as needed. She has been involved with the Albany Scleroderma Support Group, providing educational information at meetings, as well as participating in the Annual Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walks. She has spoken on a variety ofoccupational therapy topics at both local and national conferences.
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care providers for treatment options.
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