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Wheeling Hospital Offers Neurodevelopmental Treatment Services

September 13, 2019

WHEELING, WV – Wheeling Hospital neuro-certified occupational therapist Dr. Nicole LaRue is now offering Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) services at Wheeling Hospital.

LaRue has been based at the Bellaire Health Clinic since 2014 and will now also be at Wheeling Hospital to help meet the growing demand for NDT services. She recently received her doctorate in occupational therapy from Eastern Kentucky University and is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, West Virginia Occupational Therapy Association, Ohio Occupational Therapy Association and the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association.

She is board certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and the American Occupational Therapist Association Fieldwork Educator. She also has certificates in treatment of upper extremity dysfunction and Saebo arm training for treatment following stroke.

“Dr. LaRue’s certification in NDT is a great benefit to our patients recovering from stroke, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurological conditions,” said Suzanne Holsen, Occupational Therapy director.

With more than 10 years of experience, LaRue is dedicated to improving neurological patient outcomes through the use of NDT. This hands-on approach to treatment focuses on correcting and regaining movement to increase function for activities of daily living and mobility after a neurological injury. When providing NDT, LaRue conducts a thorough assessment of movements of all limbs to support functional movement, including dressing, housekeeping, meal preparation and other activities that are meaningful to her patients.

“Engagement is key when healing from a neurological injury. It’s important to unlearn bad habits and learn proper alignment to maximize recovery,” said LaRue. “As recovery changes, so will the approach to therapy. NDT is used from early injury and can continue and evolve over months or years.”

For more information on NDT and occupational therapy services, call Wheeling Hospital at 304-243-3195 or the Bellaire Health Center at 740-671-1134 to schedule an appointment.
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