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LeAnn Gaerke, OTR/L, CHT

LeAnn Gaerke, OTR/L, CHT


  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Allied Medical Professions in Occupational Therapy, 1992


  • CHT, Certified Hand Therapist, 1998
  • BLS, Basic Life Support


LeAnn has worked at The Ohio State University Medical Center since 1994. Her therapy experience has been primarily within the outpatient orthopaedic area involving the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Through her years of experience at Ohio State, she has been involved with treatment of acute, inpatient rehab. and outpatient rehab. areas such as the driving program. These experiences include some experience with burns and neurological injuries. LeAnn has also been involved with the Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Departments at Ohio State University. She has lectured these students on hand and upper extremity therapy involving anatomy, evaluation, and treatment. LeAnn currently and in the past is part of the Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency Program for shadowing and education of hand evaluation and treatment.

LeAnn can be reached at the OSU Hand and Upper Extremity Center at 614-366-HAND.