Mary “Peggy” Faussett is an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist. She graduated with a master’s in Occupational Therapy in 2001 from Chatham University. She became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2012. Peggy currently works at Children’s Hospital Colorado as the Program Coordinator for the Pediatric Hand Therapy Program. She enjoys treating children of all ages with a variety of hand and upper extremity conditions. Peggy has presented both locally and nationally on pediatric hand therapy. When not working as an OT, Peggy enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys.
A therapist who treats pediatric patients may not be aware of the orthopedic aspects of care for a pediatric patient with hand or upper extremity… read more
Due to genetic conditions or abnormal embryological development, infants may be born with congenital anomalies, and many will require therapy. The therapist may have limited… read more
Pediatric patients pose challenges to therapists due to multiple issues: time limitations, limited tolerance for painful intervention or cold/thermal modalities, poor compliance with typical exercises… read more
A pediatric patient is constantly growing and changing. Therapeutic intervention should be tailored to meet the needs of the child at their developmental level. The… read more