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Bruce Piispanen, MOT, OTR, CHT

Certified Hand Therapist, Occupational Therapist

Copley Hospital Rehabilitation Services

528 Washington Highway, Morrisville, VT 05661


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Bruce sees patients referred by area medical providers with diagnoses including upper extremity injuries, surgery, aging, and health related conditions. These include shoulder to fingertip diagnoses. He also provides custom upper extremity orthosis fabrication with a referral from a medical provider. Other treatment approaches include the use of therapeutic exercise and home program education. Bruce enjoys outdoor activities including running, gardening, and fishing.   He sees patients in Copley’s Rehabilitation Clinic at Mansfield Orthopaedics.

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Member,  American Society of Hand Therapists

Education & Clinical Experience

Master of Occupational Therapy: Texas Women’s University
Bachelor of Science, Physical Education: Plymouth State College
   Occupational Therapist, VT
   Registered Occupational Therapist, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
   Certified Hand Therapist, Hand Therapy Certification Commission

Registered Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist, Copley Hospital,  2012- present
Registered Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist, St. Mary’s Hospital, Colorado, 2003-2012
Registered Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist, Southwestern VT Medical Center, VT, 1989-2003