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Meet the Experts Behind the Blog

Neuro Rehab Is Our Specialty

Elizabeth Denslow occupational therapist

Elizabeth Denslow, OTRL, CLT graduated in 2017 from Grand Valley State University with her master’s degree in Occupational Science and Therapy.

She then worked as an occupational therapist in a rural area of northern Michigan, treating patients primarily in home health and outpatient settings.

headshot of Andrew Tran
Andrew Tran is a board-certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist working at a level 1 trauma center working with the most diverse and complex patient population in San Francisco. He has active involvement in the realms of neurological rehabilitation, orthopedic and trauma care, and sports performance, and believes that every individual has potential to improve no matter where they are. In addition to his full-time physical therapy career, Andrew serves as volunteer faculty at University of California, San Francisco, high school track & field coach, and adaptive sports advocate with the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Barbara, OTA, headshot

Barbara has been practicing Occupational Therapy in a variety of medical settings for 45+ years:

Inpatient psychiatry, Acute hospital, Inpatient/Outpatient Rehab, Home Health, Skilled Nursing, Community Rehab Exercise groups.

Specialty training includes Cancer Rehab/Recovery and John Barnes Myofascial Release.

Courtney Maher occupational therapist

Courtney Maher is an Occupational Therapist with over five years of experience working in acute inpatient rehabilitation settings.

During her work, Courtney has gained valuable experience working with patients suffering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, Multiple sclerosis, Guillan-barre syndrome, Parkinsons, and ALS, as well other conditions such as amputations, cardiac diagnoses, and general orthopedics.

Rowena

Rowena Tam, PT, DPT has worked in outpatient orthopedics for 5+ years with expertise in vestibular disorders. Her doctoral project worked closely with individuals with incomplete spinal cord injuries and has extensive experience working with TBI and blast injuries. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Oncology Rehabilitation.

Andrea

Andrea began her career in basic science research earning a BS from UC Davis in Physiology (1991) and a MA in Human Biodynamics from UC Berkeley (1994).  She graduated from Rush Medical School with a MS in Occupational Therapy in 1997 and has worked since then in a variety of Rehabilitation specialties.  Andrea has worked in the acute and outpatient settings with patients suffering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis, orthopedic conditions, chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer and treatment side effects, cognitive deficits, as well as Lymphedema. She currently works for St. Joseph Hospital in Orange in their cancer rehabilitation addressing “chemo brain” and lymphedema.

Rebecca

Rebecca Politis is a speech-language pathologist with over 17 years of experience working with individuals of all ages with cognitive, communication, and swallowing disorders. She has worked in medical settings across the continuum of care – from critical care, to acute inpatient rehabilitation, to outpatient.

Rebecca’s clinical specialty is working with patients with acquired brain injuries, particularly with community reintegration after hospitalization. She places a high value on treatment of the whole person and has a strong interest in the intersection of neuro-rehab with mental health.