Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy helps patients regain the ability to perform daily functional activities and prior life roles resulting from injury or illness.

Our Occupational Therapists are highly trained clinicians who specialize in treating:

  • Tendon and Nerve injuries
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Sports injuries
  • Post Surgical Care
  • Workers Compensation
  • Arthritic Conditions
  • Pain Management
  • Post Stroke Care

Strive Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation | Occupational Therapy

Specialized interventions provided by occupational therapists include:

  • Flexibility and Strengthening Exercises
  • Therapeutic Activities
  • Motor Learning Programs
  • Joint Protection Principles
  • Home Exercise Programs
  • Ergonomic Assessments and Adjustments
  • Body Mechanics Training
Jason Melnyk

Jason Melnyk, OTR/L, MS, CEAS II
Occupational Therapist

Jason has been a licensed Occupational Therapist since graduating with a Bachelor’s (2001) and Master’s Degree (2002) in Occupational Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University.

Jason is a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist – Level II, having received these credentials from The Back School of Atlanta, and is trained in administering Pre-Placement Post-Offer Assessments, Job Demand Analysis, and Functional Capacity Evaluations. His areas of clinical expertise are derived from multiple years in an academic health center, acute care, and outpatient service delivery. Jason is licensed in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania and is currently a faculty member for the Thomas Jefferson University Occupational Therapy Program.

Jason and his wife Sara are the proud parents of Madeline and Evelyn. In his free time, Jason enjoys reading, music and spending family time at the beach.

Stefanie Diaz

Stefanie Diaz, MS, OTR/L, CLT, CHT
Occupational Therapist

Stefanie Diaz is an Occupational Therapist who graduated from Thomas Jefferson University with her Master's degree in 2013.

Since graduating Stefanie has become a certified lymphedema therapist from Norton School of Lymphatic therapy in 2015. She is trained to work with patients who have breast, arm and leg lymphedema.

Stefanie then attended Drexel University for a certificate in Advanced Study of the Hand and Upper Quarter rehabilitation in 2016. After two years of practice, she has officially passed her exam as a Certified Hand Therapist. Stefanie continues to educate herself in the areas of hand and lymphatic therapy.

When Stefanie is not working in the clinic she enjoys traveling, playing with her two dogs and spending time with her friends and family.

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