Denver Byron OTR/L, CHT, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1995 with a degree in Occupational Therapy. He has 27 years of experience in a variety of clinical settings with a specialization in the evaluation and treatment of the upper extremity. In 2001 he obtained the Certified Hand Therapist credential which distinguishes Occupational and Physical therapists as those who have met the rigorous standards set forth by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. Denver has remained credentialed with the HTCC for 21 years. In 2008 he joined OSPTA as director of Hand Therapy Services.
The focus of his practice has been disorders of the upper extremity which include post-surgical cases, fractures, tendon injuries, and neurological conditions. Denver continues to stay up to date with the latest research and advances in the field and remains an active member of both the ASHT and AOTA. His therapeutic approach is "hands-on" and feels building a strong rapport with the patients helps provide an environment conducive to a successful return to their daily routine. He enjoys working closely with each individual and is devoted to utilizing his experience to help those return to their daily occupations and routines.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation
A traumatic injury to your hand or wrist can lead to immediate and devastating consequences. If you’re struggling to find relief after an injury, Alexander Spiess, MD can work with you to help you restore full function and enjoy life again.
Living with nerve or tendon injury in your hands or wrists can completely alter the way you live your life. Dr. Spiess helps patients get their lives back from chronic pain, a loss of feeling, or a loss of mobility. You deserve to have effective relief that truly lasts.
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For patients with neuromas as well as those living with an amputated limb, nerve damage can cause chronic pain and discomfort. Alexander Spiess, MD specializes in Target Muscle Reinnervation (TMR), an innovative procedure designed to alleviate these symptoms.
Patients living with Dupuytren’s contracture, a congenital condition, often have severe limitations on their ability to use their fingers normally. If you’re struggling with Dupuytren’s, Alexander Spiess, MD can help you restore movement and find relief.