Mark Ritter, CHT, OTR/L
Mark Ritter is a registered, licensed occupational therapist and certified hand therapist with Verde Valley Medical Center’s EntireCare Rehab and Sports Medicine Experts department. He is located in the west Sedona outpatient location.
Expertise and Special Interests
Mark specializes in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He treats conditions including, but not limited to, upper extremity post-surgical repair, upper extremity fractures, osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, nerve injuries and cumulative trauma disorders. Mark has lectured throughout the state of Arizona since 1998.
Education and Certifications
Mark received two bachelor’s degrees, occupational therapy and psychology, from the University of North Dakota. He received his hand therapy certification in 2008 after completing more than five years of hand therapy treatment, including 4,000 hours of direct patient care.
Mark is certified in the Graston® Technique, which uses a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that allows clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function. He is also certified to work with stroke patients through use of SaeboFlex, a special hand and wrist assistive device, and Bioness, the use of electrical stimulation to improve hand function. A certification in Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR) enables Mark to provide the latest methods of treatment to Parkinson’s patients.
Mark is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and American Society of Hand Therapists.
Mark’s philosophy is to treat the whole patient using the science of rehabilitation while addressing the psychological effects of illness.
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