Cory Pelkey, OTR/L, CHT

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Cory Pelkey, OTR/L, CHT, is a licensed occupational therapist and certified hand therapist. His clinical interests are upper extremity rehabilitation for orthopaedic and nerve dysfunction, post-operative rehabilitation for the upper extremity, ergonomic assessment and training and splinting. He has been with OA since 2012.

I specialize in upper extremity injuries and rehabilitation. My focus is improving people’s awareness with quality of movement to engage successfully in life. I also look to empower people to be active in their treatment process to improve their overall outcomes and reach their goals.”


  • Licensed and registered occupational therapist
  • Certified hand therapist

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Hand Therapists

Education & Training

  • American International College, BSc in occupational science, Springfield, MA
  • American International College, MS in occupational therapy


  • U.S Army active duty (3 years)
  • U.S. Army National Guard (5 years)

Continuing Education Units

  • Functional movement screen level 1 and level 2, 2016
  • Neuromobilization of the upper quadrant, 2015
  • Teton hand and upper extremity conference, 2015
  • Graston M-2: upper quadrant training, 2014
  • Management of Nerve and Tendon Pain in the Upper Extremity, 2014
  • American Society of Hand Therapist: 37th Annual Meeting, 2014
  • Ergonomic Evaluation Certification Program, 2013
  • Advance Training Shoulder: What They Don’t Teach You in School, 2013
  • Hand, Wrist and Elbow, 2013
  • Manual therapy of the upper extremity, 2013
  • Graston M-1: Basic training, 2012
  • Biomechanics of the Hand: An analytical approach to hand rehab, 2012
  • Basic and Beyond: Part 2 Everything you need to know; shoulder to finger, 2011
  • Medical Screening for Differential Diagnosis, 2010
  • Kinesiotaping 3, 2009
  • Kinesiotaping 1 and 2, 2009
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Common Wrist and Hand Injuries, 2009
  • Maine Occupational Therapy Spring Practice Symposium, 2008
  • Elbow: Unlocking the Hinge to Function, 2007
  • Wound care for the Hand Specialist, 2007
  • Office Ergonomics: Take control, 2007
  • Intrinsics: Unravel the Mystery, 2007
  • Functional Exercise for the Upper Extremity, 2006
  • Myofascial Release: State of the Art Tissue Mobilization, 2006
  • The Mulligan Concept- Mobilization with Movement – Upper Quadrant, 2004
  • Splinting for Tendon and Nerve Injuries, 2004
  • UE Nerve Entrapment and Repetitive Strain Injuries, 2004

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