Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapists help people of all ages to fully engage in their daily lives, from their work and recreation to activities of daily living like getting dressed, cooking, eating and driving.

Southeastern Physical Therapy’s Occupational Therapists employ individualized evaluations, during which the client and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals as well as customized interventions to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach their goals.


In addition to Occupational Therapy, we also offer Aquatic Therapy, Lymphedema Therapy, Certified Hand Therapy and offer Fitness facilities at our Biltmore and Black Mountain Locations.

Our First Visit Page offers information on time frame, attire and what to bring with you.

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Fletcher Location:
2775 Hendersonville Road
Arden, NC 28704
(Located at Mission Pardee Health Campus, Pardee Rehab & Wellness Center, above the YMCA)

Phone:
+ (828) 209-0928

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Southeastern Physical Therapy Jennifer Vernon Western North Carolina

Jennifer C. Vernon, OTR/L, CHT
Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist

Shellye Godfrey, OTR/L, CHT
Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist

Cathy Ogden, OTR/L, CHT
Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist


Hendersonville Location:
212B Thompson Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(Between Subway and Lon Sen Chinese)

Phone:
+ (828) 698-6774

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Amy Geddes, OTR/L, CLT, CBIS
Occupational Therapy

Shellye Godfrey, OTR/L, CHT
Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist

Cathy Ogden, OTR/L, CHT
Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist


Weaverville Location:
59 Weaver Village Way
Weaverville, NC 28787
(behind ALDI)

Phone:
+ (828) 484-9415

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Southeastern Physical Therapy Jennifer Vernon Western North Carolina

Jennifer C. Vernon, OTR/L, CHT
Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist

Shellye Godfrey, OTR/L, CHT
Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist

Southeastern Physical Therapy Jennifer Vernon Western North Carolina Jennifer C. Vernon, OTR/L, CHT
Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist


A native of Asheville, NC, Jennifer graduated with high honors from Medical College of Georgia in 1985. Having practiced exclusively in the specialty of hand therapy for over 30 years, she has extensive experience with upper extremity orthotics, wound management and hand/upper extremity rehabilitation with a wide range of diagnoses from tendinitis, arthritis, complex surgeries to replants. In 1991, she successfully met the requirements for the inaugural hand therapy certification becoming one of the first Certified Hand Therapists in the USA. She does rehabilitative therapy with people of all ages who have had injuries, surgeries or other pathological conditions to their hands and arms with the purpose of restoring maximal functional and aesthetic outcomes. This includes therapeutic exercises, management of wound, scar, pain, swelling, weakness, dexterity as well as fabrication of custom upper extremity splints/orthoses. Jennifer also holds an undergraduate degree in social work and art, which is evident in her creativity and compassion for her patients.
Shellye Godfrey, OTR/L, CHT
Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist


Shellye joined Southeast PT in November 2018. After graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a degree in Occupational Therapy she began her career at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami where she focused on hand injuries, burns and amputees. She worked at the Hand and Upper Extremity Burn Unit of North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC , became a certified hand therapist and transitioned to Mission Hospital where she established one of the first hospital based Hand Rehab Units. She had her own private practice, the Hand Center, in Greenville, SC. Shellye is a former President of the American Society of Hand Therapists, and has lectured extensively internationally and nationally on splinting, burn injuries and prosthetic training. She is published in the Journal of Hand Surgery, the Journal of Hand Therapy and in multiple Hand Therapy text books. She was honored by her peers with the American Society of Hand Therapists Lifetime Fellowship Award. Shellye enjoys spending time off at her home in the mountains with her husband, cooking & practicing Tai Chi.
Amy Geddes, OTR/L, CLT, CBIS
Occupational Therapy


Amy Geddes, OTR/L, CLT, CBIS, has been an occupational therapist since completing her degree from East Carolina University in 2001. She has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, home health, mental health, and outpatient rehabilitation. She received her lymphedema certification in 2005 from the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy and assisted in opening a clinic in the Northern Virginia area. She moved to Hendersonville in 2007 and began working in Greenville SC at a stroke and brain injury clinic. She obtained her Certified Brain Injury Specialty from the American Brain Injury Association in 2009. She continued to pursue her passion of working with those with neurological issues by receiving advance training in visual and cognitive disorders and obtaining an advance certification of the Neuro-Integrative Functional Rehabilitation and Habilitation Approach (Neuro-IFRAH) developed by Waleed Al-Oboudi in 2013, Amy returned to working in lymphedema in 2015 and uses the Complete Decongestive Therapy Vodder Method. Today, she is lucky to be able to continue to help adults with both lymphedema and neurological conditions improve their quality of life and return to their activities of daily living. Amy and her husband have 2 daughters and enjoy traveling and spending time watching them complete in athletics.