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Mrs Pascalle Smith 30045789

Hand Therapy Specialists

Occupational therapy

 

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Overview

About me

Pascalle is a Specialist Hand Therapist with over 20 years’ experience. After graduation from Southampton University she worked at the Wessex Rehabilitation Unit at Salisbury Hospital gaining specialist knowledge in assessment and treatment of chronic hand conditions and rehabilitation of the upper limb.

Prior to starting in Private practice, she worked at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead gaining specialised experience and skills in major hand trauma, burns and plastic surgery reconstruction.

Pascalle has completed a Diploma in Hand Therapy at Derby University and is an Accredited Hand Therapist with the British Association of Hand Therapy (BAHT) She is also an Extended Scope Practitioner and has completed her post graduate qualification in Injection Therapy.

For the last 11 years Pascalle has worked at The Horder Centre in Crowborough providing hand therapy for elective surgery for the treatment of arthritis, Dupuytren’s and other upper limb injuries. Pascalle is enthusiastic about the development of service provision and evidence-based practice. She is a member of the Education Committee for BAHT. Pascalle has taken part in clinical research to promote and develop patient care and reviewing treatment effectiveness.

Pascalle has a particular interest in hand function and activities of daily living. This includes encouraging functional activity, promoting, work, leisure and interests as a part of patient goals and treatment planning. She also has a keen interest in thumb injuries and complex regional pain syndrome.

Areas of interest

Hand Therapy; specifically:; Fractures;
Dislocations;
Joint replacements and fusions;
Dupuytren’s Contracture surgery;
Peripheral Nerve Repairs and decompressions (Carpal or cubital tunnel release);
Trigger finger/thumb release;
Crush injuries;
Synovectomies/Ganglion removal;
Wrist surgeries;
Tendon repairs and transfers;
Burns;
Replant/revascularization;
Grafts/Flaps;
Amputations; Tendonitis/tenosynovitis (DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis, Trigger Finger);
Arthritis (Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis);
Ligament sprains or tears;
Wrist impingements;
Joint stiffness or contractures;
Nerve compression syndromes (Carpal Tunnel, Cubital tunnel, radial tunnel);
Pain Syndromes (CRPS);
Wrist sprains/strains;
Scarring (e.g., Keloid or Hypertrophic scars);
Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golfers Elbow);
Instability/weakness;
Hypermobility conditions

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Procedures completed

  • AA564

    Follow on hand therapy session (physiotherapy or occupational therapy) - (>50)

  • AA563

    Initial hand therapy session (physiotherapy or occupational therapy) - (5-50)

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