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Laureen Coffelt, OTR/L, CHT


Laureen joined OrthoMemphis in 2004 as a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and Occupational Therapist for the OrthoMemphis Hand Center. In 2001, she completed her certification in Hand Therapy after taking care of hand patients for over 5 years, providing hand therapy for over 4,000 hours, and completing a comprehensive test on advanced clinical skills and theory. Originally from Canada, she received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 1993.

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), which is the society for hand surgeons, has selected Laureen as an affiliate member and to serve on the Evidence Based Practice Committee for her expertise in hand therapy and successful outcomes. She has also been selected to the Clinical Research and Grants Committee for the ASSH. Prior to these appointments, Laureen served as the CHT for the Clinical Trials and Outcomes Committee of the ASSH.

Outside of work, Laureen enjoys endurance mountain bike racing, Adventure and Trail Racing.  She and her husband enjoy the outdoor life.  Laureen continues to appreciate both Art and Architecture.