Ramey Creery, OTD, OTR/L
- Occupational Therapy
Accepting New Patients
- Allen Memorial Hospital
- Gender: Female
Why did you become a physician/provider?
I became an occupational therapist because I'm dedicated to helping people regain their independence and quality of life after injury, illness, gradual decline or a life-changing event. As an occupational therapist, I focus on many of the bodily functions, activities, habits, roles and routines – whether basic or complex – most people take for granted, until they lose control over them. I love that I have the opportunity each day to meet patients where they are at in their rehabilitation journey to work towards meaningful goals.
What is the most important thing patients should know about you and your practice?
Patients should know that I'm dedicated to their well-being and that their concerns and goals are at the forefront of my care. My practice is rooted in evidence-based treatments, but I rely heavily on my patients to share their expertise about their own bodies and interests, as well in order to offer them the personalized support they need. I'm here to provide support, education and encouragement throughout their rehabilitation journey. I strive to create a supportive and comfortable environment, and I continually update my skills and knowledge to ensure I offer the best care possible.
Why did you choose your specialty?
I chose to specifically focus my training in pelvic health as I identified an underserved need and it sparked interest in this area. Many pelvic health issues are often overlooked as “common," but are not necessarily “normal” and can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. Pelvic health therapy aligns with my holistic approach to patient care, as it often involves considering the physical, emotional and social aspects of a person's well-being. This specialty also involves empowering patients to take an active role in their treatment and well-being, which can be deeply rewarding as a therapist.
What qualities best describe the care you provide your patients?
Patient-centered, individualized, empathetic, compassionate and holistic
Being a healthcare provider, what drives/motivates you each day?
Of course, witnessing the progress and improvements in my patients' lives is a significant source of motivation. This includes building relationships with themand gaining their trust as they're empowered to take an active role in the rehabilitation. Additionally, the dynamic nature of the occupational therapy field motivates me as I'm continually updating my knowledge and skills to provide the best care.
Areas of Clinical Interest
My clinical interests encompass a broad spectrum of conditions encompassing the whole body. I have a strong interest in neuro-rehabilitation, working with individuals who have experienced strokes, traumatic brain injuries or other neurological disorders due to my fascination with the brain and neuroplasticity. I'm particularly passionate about pelvic health, helping patients manage and improve issues related to the pelvic region. In the realm of pelvic health, I focus on evaluating and treating issues related to the pelvic region. I currently work with adult women who experience conditions such as pelvic pain, incontinence, constipation, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction and pre/postnatal concerns. I use a combination of therapeutic interventions, including exercise, manual techniques, nervous system regulation strategies, education and lifestyle/behavioral modification training to help patients manage and improve their pelvic health, quality of life and overall well-being.
Areas of Expertise or Additional Certifications or Trainings
I place value on my skillset as a generalist, which means I provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to adults with a variety of physical, cognitive and emotional challenges. I hold special training in pelvic health, which allows me to address a wide range of pelvic issues, including incontinence, pelvic pain and pre/postnatal care. Additionally, I continue to expand my skillset with use of fascial counterstrain technique for use in a wide variety of conditions.
I believe in maintaining a balanced lifestyle and enjoy spending time with family and friends, and participating in activities such as hiking, exploring nature and playing board games.