Hands AboveTherapy Services 

Bringing exceptional Occupational Therapy & Wellness services right to your front door! Our mobile services are meant to make life just a little easier for you. Eliminating insurance companies as the middleman, we offer cash-based OT and Wellness services. No worries about high insurance deductibles, co-pays, or co-insurance...our fees are straight forward.

DIRECT ACCESS FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES

Effective July 1, 2021, Senate Bill #59 in the State of Indiana "Allows an occupational therapist to provide occupational therapy services to an individual during a period of not more than 42 calendar days beginning on the day on which the occupational therapist first provides occupational therapy services to the individual. Allows an occupational therapist to provide occupational therapy services to an individual after the 42 day period only if the occupational therapist obtains a referral from, or acts on the order of, a physician, podiatrist, advanced practice registered nurse, psychologist, chiropractor, optometrist, or physician's assistant. Allows an occupational therapist, without a referral or order from a health care provider, to provide: (1) ergonomic or home assessment services; (2) injury or illness prevention education and wellness services; (3)occupational therapy activities provided in an educational setting; or (4) occupational therapy activities that the medical licensing board of Indiana determines to be appropriate to be conducted in a community based environment."

Good Faith Estimate

Effective January 1, 2022, under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don't have insurance, or who are not using insurance, an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
-You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
-Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.-If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.-Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

Services We Provide

Occupational Therapy & Wellness services in the convenience of your home, or location of your choice

Pain Relieving Techniques, including soft tissue mobilization, fascial stretching, cupping, and kinesiology taping

OSHA Compliant Onsite and VirtualOffice Ergonomic Assessments

Therapy services for treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries and pathologies

Equipment Recommendations for the Office or Home Office

Friendly and competent advice and guidance to help you, or your company, reduce pain, injury, and prevent future injuries

Workplace Wellness Services for small business owners to help keep employees feeling their best on the job

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Home Program Instruction for Strengthening, Flexibility, Range-of-Motion, and more depending upon need

Workplace Wellness Services

Designed with the small business owner in mind, Tammy can bring her experience in injury prevention and ergonomic analysis directly to your business. She can help you identify common risk factors for the development of musculoskeletal disorders in your employees and provide education and hands-on services to help all employees feel their best and working effectively. 
Tammy will work with you to best meet the needs of your business. Here are the most commonly requested services that she has to offer your small business. 

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Office Ergonomic Assessments

Employees who spend long hours at a desk need the proper set-up to minimize the risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder. Tammy is trained to perform OSHA compliant assessments and can provide a detailed report of the findings to you. She can provide you with the necessary action steps to not only improve your employees' comfort level, but to minimize their risk of neck, shoulder, hand/arm pain, among others. She can make equipment recommendations, or suggest modifications and adaptations to make existing equipment work for you.

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Employee "Tension Taming" Sessions

For employees experiencing any sort of minor ache or pain, Tammy can provide 1:1 hands-on sessions, typically 15-20 minutes in duration, to help alleviate those pain points. She may use cupping, myofascial release, kinesiology taping, and/or fascial stretching to accomplish this. Workers who feel their best tend to have lower levels of absenteeism and presenteeism, better morale, better productivity; employers can benefit from improved employee retention and use this program as a hiring perk.

Eliminate Pain with Proper Workstation Design

Simply by changing the way you interact with your work environment/workstation, we can dramatically reduce or eliminate pain, injuries, future injuries and make your work enjoyable again! Contact us today to schedule your onsite or virtual ergonomic office assessment. 

Wellness Services 

Tammy uses a variety of soft tissue techniques to relieve your pain. She has adapted her innovative approach, used with upper extremity disorders, for use on other parts of the body and is currently having great success in alleviating chronic back pain in individuals...even those who have had failed traditional physical therapy treatment and multiple epidural injections.  

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Dry Needling

Involves the insertion of fine, solid needles (acupuncture needles) to help reduce pain, increase range of motion, activate a muscle, and increase blood flow to tissues.

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Tuning ForkSound Healing

Uses weighted tuning forks on the physical body, or unweighted tuning forks on the energetic body, to help decrease muscle tension and swelling, help decrease pain, and help unblock barriers to energy flow.

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Myofascial Decompression (Cupping)

Uses silicone or plastic cups to create a vacuum on the soft tissues, which helps lift and decompress congested, painful tissues, and helps to restore flexibility and decrease pain. 

Wellness Mini Sessions 

These 30 minute sessions are designed to focus on one area of concern for you. Maybe you have an old injury and still have some stiffness...maybe you want to improve your flexibility for your favorite sport...maybe you have a chronic pain that no prior treatment has been able to help...LET'S TALK!
Many people are living life with a nagging ache or pain...nothing bad enough to keep you from performing your daily activities, but let's face it...who wants to deal with a nagging pain or flexibility issue. Maybe you only have a twinge of pain during your golf swing...LET'S TALK.
These 30 minute sessions may use a variety of approaches, including myofascial decompression (cupping), dry needling, IASTM, myofascial release, and/or kinesiology taping...as deemed appropriate by the practitioner.
*To be eligible for this service you must NOT be under a physician's care for the area you want addressed*
**This service is NOT eligible for mobile services**




 

Occupational/Hand Therapy Services

According to the Hand Therapy Certification Commission, the Definition of Hand Therapy is: "Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle. It is a merging of occupational and physical therapy theory and practice that combines comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper limb with function and activity. Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in life situations."
Tammy has achieved the distinction of CHT (Certified Hand Therapist). Click on the "Learn More" button to learn more about this certification. 
If you've had an injury or surgery on your finger, wrist, forearm, elbow or shoulder and have not gotten the results you desire with traditional therapy services, give me a call to see if I can help.

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About Me

Tammy R. McKee, MS, OTR/L, CHT, RIPS, CIEAS is the owner of Hands Above Therapy Services. Ms. McKee is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.A. degree in Psychology, and the University of Indianapolis with her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She has 25+ years of experience as an Occupational Therapist and achieved the prestigious CHT (Certified Hand Therapist) designation in 2001. She has dedicated her career to the treatment of various pathologies of the upper extremity. Her current passion is helping people with chronic pain problems who have already failed conservative and, often, surgical intervention. She has obtained additional training in Office Ergonomics Assessments, Myofascial Decompression (cupping) and Dry Needling of the Upper Extremity, a treatment approach using acupuncture needles to help decrease pain. Additionally, she understands the barriers that many people face when needing quality therapy services, and wants to make your visits as convenient as possible.
Tammy is licensed as an Occupational Therapist in the states of Indiana, Florida and Georgia. She is registered as an OT through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), and she is certified in Hand Therapy by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC).
Tammy was born and raised in rural Fayette County, Indiana. She participated in numerous team sports during her youth and was a 10 year 4-H club member. She currently resides in rural Rush County, Indiana in her 100+ year old farmhouse. Tammy is a member of the Rush County Chamber of Commerce and volunteers as a driver for the Rushville Food Pantry. She enjoys raising unique varieties of irises, photography, and abstract painting. In the warm, summer months she frequents local Farmer's Markets and festivals. 

What My Clients Say About Their Experience


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P.M. 

3 Year history of chronic low back and left-sided body pain after a stroke

"After suffering from chronic pain for 3 years, I found relief from an occupational therapist, Tammy McKee. She did more for me in 3 sessions than numerous medical doctors did during that time. At the end of the first session with Tammy my pain level was relieved from a 10 down to a 3. After 6 weeks (of no sessions) I continue to feel better."

October 2, 2021

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P.P. 

Several year history of low back pain


"It's like a miracle! This is the best I've felt in years."

September 13, 2021

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T.U.

Shoulder pain, sciatica, hand numbness


"My experience with suction cup therapy {cupping} has been a good one. I was apprehensive about the whole unknown (to me) process. The whole process is a communication between your therapist and yourself. May take more than one session, but this is very helpful for flexibility and mobility."

May, 2022

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J.P.

Migraines, neck pain, dizziness


"I have known Tammy since we were in middle school, so when I saw her post a few weeks ago on May 31st about "cupping" and what it may help relieve, I was intrigued. I knew she was a licensed therapist and frankly I trusted her. I have been having migraines daily since the beginning of March this year and medicine wasn't helping. I had felt so bad that there were times I was dizzy and sick at my stomach and losing my balance, which resulted in several falls, the last one which resulted in x-rays and MRIs. I thought I was doing a little better: changes to my migraine medicine, shots in my back, etc., but these only lasted briefly and then as soon as I would move the wrong way, or when I picked up a case of water at the store, my neck and back hurt so bad, I could honestly hardly stand to turn my head, look down, look up, etc. It was awful. I felt like a mean bear with a wounded paw. I believe my family thought so, too! 
So, I decided to message Tammy. She got me right in and we went over what has worked in the past and what has not worked and all the short term solutions. She explained the "cupping" process and how instead of breaking up the knots in my body she was going to work on pulling them out, so to speak, in order to give me better range of motion and free up and to potentially release the tension on the muscles and tendons that were gripping so tight and just causing tension knots in my neck and back. 
Immediately, I could move my arms around to my back and up and down and out to my sides and, for once in a long time, I was able to turn my head and neck again without feeling instant pain and like I was going to be sick. It made a significant improvement that day and has continued to do so. Tammy definitely has been a godsend to me! I couldn't have made it through some very important milestones with my family these last few weeks without having done this. I was absolutely miserable and when I left, I felt so much better. I highly recommend this "cupping" therapy...it does work! Thank you, Tammy, because it has truly made a difference and immensely changed my outlook!"

June, 2022

FAQ

Our Process

  • How to Schedule a Session?

    Simply contact us via call or text at 765-273-3128 and we'll answer any questions you have and schedule a time to perform our assessments. All messages will be returned within 24 hours.

  • Cost?

    Our costs vary depending on services provided, but are competitively priced based on current trends. We are a cash-based provider for Occupational Therapy and Wellness/Prevention services. As such, we do NOT accept commercial insurances/Medicare/Medicaid. You are welcome to ask for a Superbill for any traditional OT services provided, so that you can submit it to your commercial insurance company for possible reimbursement. We are considered an Out of Network Provider and it is your responsibility to know your plan benefits. We make no guarantees of reimbursement. We would love to schedule a call to go over any questions!
    Occupational Therapy 60 minute Evaluation...$125Occupational Therapy 45 minute Treatment...$ 75
    Wellness Initial 60 minute Visit...$125*Wellness 45 minute follow-up session...$75**these Wellness sessions focus on pain relief using a combination of soft tissue mobilization techniques
    Additional Wellness Services:Wellness Mini Sessions.......................................$40 (30 min)Package of 5 sessions...$180.00; 10 sessions $340.00
    Remote Office Ergonomic Assessments.............$125 (includes single workstation assessment, pre-meeting data gathering, and post-assessment review/recommendations; up to 60 minutes of time. *Call for quote if you are an employer needing multiple office assessments completed.
    Travel Fee (to be decided on a case-by-case basis) may be added for sessions outside of Fayette & Rush counties in IN.

  • Returns & Refunds

    Unfortunately, there are no refunds or guarantees to reduce pain in yourself or your employees. We do promise to give you the 1:1 time you deserve, to listen to your concerns and collaborate on a plan of care. 

Contact

We are always happy to chat with you. Contact us in any convenient way and we will answer all your questions.

Address

We are a Mobile OT service, and do the majority of our sessions in the comfort of your own home, we can now schedule our 30 minute "Wellness Mini Sessions" at the Angel Oak Integrated Wellness office in Connersville, IN. Tammy is licensed in the states of Indiana, Florida, and Georgia, to perform OT evaluations and treatments. Prevention/Wellness services, including Ergonomic Assessments, can be performed remotely for any state.

Hours

All visits will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis. If Tammy is not a good fit for your needs, she will assist you in finding a local provider to evaluate and treat you. 

E-Mail

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Contacts

+1 (765)273-3128 call or text