OT Splinting

Elite is now offering Occupational Therapy services, such as splitting, by our Certified Hand Therapy Services at Elite Physical Therapy and Balance Center. Custom elbow, wrist and hand splints are available for custom fabrication along with specialized rehab for shoulder, elbow wrist and hand diagnoses. Diagnoses include tendonitis, trauma, fractures and neural compression injuries.  

Now offering Occupational Therapy

Elite Physical Therapy and Balance Center is now offering an outpatient Occupational Therapy Program. Services include custom splinting for post operative and other more conservative conditions related to elbow, forearm, wrist and hand impairments. There is now a Certified Hand Therapist on staff with 25 years experience to assist with rehabilitation related to orthopedic and neurological conditions.

Distal Radius Fractures

This diagnosis has proven to be one of the most common, if not the most common, diagnosis that is referred to a hand therapist. Most often these injuries are caused by FOOSH (falling on the outstretched hand). Differential diagnoses include scaphoid fracture, strain, ligament injury or tendonitis. Two important concepts to consider when rehabilitating the wrist after this injury is the consideration of forearm motion and proper hand motion.

Neurological Training

I believe one of the most challenging concepts during rehabilitation is that of neuromuscular control following injury to the peripheral or central nervous system. It is a life altering diagnosis. Early treatment is key to securing maximal functional return of the upper limb. Many times, adaptations are introduced if motor control is lost or imbalanced.

Anna’s Total Hip Replacement


We met Anna during the pandemic when her left hip started hurting as she was battling osteoarthritis. After a good successful round of PT and a solid HEP, Anna Koropchak’s left hip continued to progress which required her to stop some favorite activities like hiking. After returning to her surgeon and planning a left hip total hip arthroplasty,

Rotator Cuff Tear at home

Continuing your therapy at home is an essential part of the recovery process after a rotator cuff tear. You will work with your Physical Therapist to come up with an at-home program tailored to you based on the severity of your rotator cuff tear, your activity level, and your lifestyle. At home physical therapy includes a combination of rest,

Frank Eichler and his Rotator Cuff Tear

“I am 64 years old and haven’t learned anything,” according to Elite Shelbyville’s patient Frank Eichler after his Rotator Cuff Tear Repair.  Last February, Frank was pruning about 110 pear trees on his farm using a chainsaw and a pole saw.  Within a few weeks, Frank’s shoulder became very sore.

When thinking it was time to go see a doctor about his sore shoulder,