Biography

As an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist at OrthoCarolina, Stacy has had the opportunity to grow in both leadership and clinical positions.  She currently serves as the Occupational/Hand Therapy Fellowship Coordinator and is a team member of both the Amputee and Brachial Plexus Specialty Clinics. She loves to be active both indoors and out and enjoys all things fitness: running, hiking, biking, strength training & yoga.

FUN FACT: She entered her first competitive sports event at age 11 and won a 10- speed bike for my efforts; riding the most miles and raising the most funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Bike a Thon.  This started a lifelong quest for health and fitness.

 
Clinic Locations
Gastonia Physical Therapy OrthoCarolina Facility
Gastonia Physical & Hand Therapy 870 Summit Crossing Place
Gastonia, NC 28054
Hand Center Therapy
Hand Center Therapy 1915 Randolph Rd.
Second Floor
Charlotte, NC 28207
Education
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA – Bachelor of Arts – Psychology
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA -  Master’s Degree Occupational Therapy
  • Rocky Mountain University of Health, Professions, Provo, UT – Doctorate of Occupational Therapy

Practice
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist since 2000
  • Certified Hand Therapist since 2001
  • Certified Yoga Instructor since 1999

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
  • Amputee & Brachial Plexus Specialty Clinics
  • Edema Management

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Society of Hand Therapists
  • National Board of Occupational Therapy
  • North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Lymphology Association of North American
  • National Lymphedema Network
  • Yoga Alliance
Awards
  • OrthoCarolina Employee of the Year – 2016
  • OrthoCarolina Catalyst Award – 2016
  • American Society of Hand Therapists Volunteer of the Year - 2006
  • Occupational/Hand Therapy Fellowship received National Accreditation - 2017
Research
  • Implementing a Two-Step Night Orthosis Protocol for Treating Mallet Fingers - IRB approved May 2018 - a study in process.
  • Retrospective Survey and Analysis Assessing Upper-Extremity Amputees’, Usage of Prostheses – IRB approved Dec 2018 – a study in process.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Delarosa, M., Gaston, R. G., Loeffler, B., Monroe, B., & Rumfelt, S. (2019). Team Approach: Modern-Day Prostheses in the Mangled Hand.JBJS reviews7(7), e6.