Occupational Therapist/Certified Hand Therapist
Shelby is an Occupational therapist who graduated from Towson University with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science. She is also a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). In 1997, she began her career in hands at The Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Shelby has extensive splinting skills in both static and dynamic splinting. For several years she had the opportunity to teach splinting skills to physical therapy students at the University of Maryland. Shelby was published in “Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation” 3rd and 4th edition. She presented research at the 37th Annual ASHT meeting on cross educational strengthening with two of her colleagues and is hopeful to have the research published in the Journal of Hand Therapy. Some of the upper extremity diagnoses that Shelby treats includes but is not limited to: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, fractures of the wrist, metacarpals, phalanges, elbow, humerus, and clavicle, as well as amputations, tendon lacerations/repairs, nerves injuries, crush injuries, sprain/strains of the upper extremity, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), lateral and medial epicondylitis, and injuries to the rotator cuff.
In her spare time, Shelby enjoy walks at Cape Henlopen State park with her dog Beliza and fox hunting with her horse, Sox. She can also be found swinging her sticks at Rehoboth Beach Country Club, as she is an avid golfer.