Physical Therapy. Occupational Therapy. Certified Hand Therapy.
Welcome to the Hand and Orthopedic Rehab Clinic. We are an outpatient physical therapy clinic that specializes in orthopedics and in post-surgical and conservative management of sports and work-related injuries. Our primary focus is to help the athlete, weekend warrior, injured worker, and people of all ages and abilities achieve and maintain optimal physical function in order to enjoy life to the fullest. Through effective application of our vision, the Hand and Orthopedic Rehab Clinic has established a highly respected reputation among patients and physicians for competent, compassionate, results-oriented and effective care throughout the Wabash Valley.
Our mission is to provide all patients and their physicians with a high level of value-based, individualized and effective care in a therapeutic environment, which is rooted in evidence, to achieve the best functional outcome.
Ashim Bakshi, MHS, OTR/L, CHTHand & Orthopedic Rehab Clinic Director and Owner Ashim Bakshi, MHS, OTR/L, CHT is the clinic director/owner. Ashim has over 20 years of experience as a clinician specializing in the orthopedic rehabilitation of the upper quadrant involving the shoulder, elbow and the hand complex. After his Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Delhi University in India, he completed his Graduate Fellowship in Hand Therapy and Rehabilitation from Texas Woman’s University and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston in 2002 and his Certification in Hand Therapy (CHT) in 2003. Ashim then continued his education to receive his Masters in Health Science-Occupational Therapy (Orthopedics) from University of Indianapolis. Ashim has presented at local, national and international levels on varying topics involving upper extremity orthopedic rehabilitation.
Aaron Parkins PT DPTAaron Parkins PT DPT is a long-term native of Brazil Indiana, Aaron graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2007. He was then accepted into Indiana University's School for Health and Rehab Services where he graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010. Aaron practiced physical therapy at a local hospital outpatient rehabilitation clinic for 4 years prior to joining the Hand and Orthopedic Rehab Clinic as the PT director in the Brazil facility. Aaron specializes in treating the spine and the orthopedic conditions affecting the shoulder, hip, and knee. He has a special interest in managing sports and work-related injuries, balance deficits/ gait abnormalities, and post-traumatic injuries. Aaron is also certified in Functional Capacity evaluations
Trevor Hetrick MS OTR
Trevor D. Hetrick, MS OTR, hails from the town of Staunton, Indiana, which is nestled on the outskirts of Brazil. In 2018, he graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Health Science degree, followed by attaining his Masters of Occupational Therapy from the same institution in 2021.
Since February 2022, Trevor has contributed his expertise as an Occupational Therapist at the Hand and Orthopedic Rehab Clinic. His focus lies in addressing upper extremity orthopedic conditions encompassing the neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, and fingers. Notably, his practice extends to the specialized management of nerve-related conditions, post-surgical repairs, sports and work-related injuries, and pediatric orthopedic rehabilitation.
Trevor is presently dedicated to achieving certification as a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), further augmenting his proficiency in this specialized field.
Every patient receives a comprehensive rehabilitation program designed specifically to meet his or her individual needs and goals. Treatment is provided with the personalized attention our patients deserve.
We manage non- specific and specific back and neck pain originating from stenosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, sciatica, whiplash injury, sprain/strain, fracture, postural problems, scoliosis, kyphosis or increased lordosis.
We have devised a collaborative approach with the referring orthopedic surgeons by utilizing diagnosis related and patient tailored post-surgical protocols to manage shoulder, hip and knee replacements, rotator cuff repairs, fractures, ligamentous repair ( ACL/MCL), post labral and Bankart repairs and complex rehabilitation after foot and ankle surgeries.
We treat common strains and sprains to complex fractures that affect the spine, shoulder, elbow, hand and the lower extremity.
Our fellowship- trained certified hand therapists treat complex non operative and postsurgical conditions of the shoulder, elbow and the hand complex, with specialization in fabricating custom static and dynamic splints( orthotics).
We treat a whole spectrum of sports-related injuries from the area middle and high school athletes to recreational athletes and the weekend warrior.
We provide a full spectrum of services to the injured worker and their employers, from offering pre-employment screens, customized rehabilitation that is specifically geared towards early and safe return to work, work conditioning/hardening and functional capacity evaluations.
Our physical therapists have received additional training in fall prevention and managing postural instability and dizziness that may be prevalent due to myriad of reasons.
Make your first visit a breeze
Be sure to have your paperwork in order to make check-in go as quickly as possible on your first visit. If you feel you don’t have enough room to answer a question fully, please use the back of the form to continue writing.
Simply print the forms below and fill them out as completely as possible. Our staff will look them over and provide any necessary help.
For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.
This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL FORM.
For Your 1st Visit, Please:
– Bring Physician’s Prescription
– Bring Photo ID
– Arrive 15 minutes Early
For Additional Questions Please Contact Us
Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.
In Pennsylvania, you can see a physical therapist without a referral from a physician. However, your insurance may require a referral from a physician to cover your expenses. To find out, call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask if a referral is necessary for coverage of physical therapy.
If your insurance requires a physician referral, that’s no problem. After your first visit, we can recommend you to a trusted physician or specialist before continuing your care. We have relationships with many local providers and may be able to get an appointment for you sooner than if you went on your own.
- We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.
As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.
Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting approximately 60 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for maximum recovery. We want you to start feeling better immediately, so we consider it a top priority to provide treatment, as well as evaluate you on your first visit!
– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.
Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.
We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.
Each visit will last approximately 60 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.
The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.
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