NMMC Therapists Receive Stroke Certification
TUPELO, Miss.—Occupational therapist Kelly Lamb, OTR/L, and physical therapist Amy Bruce, DPT, have recently been designated as Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialists by the National Stroke Association.
Both therapists work in North Mississippi Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute, a 30-bed intensive inpatient rehabilitation unit. The therapists completed a series of four hands-on training seminars and successfully passed a certification examination. To maintain current certification, they will be required to complete continuing education specific to stroke every two years.
Lamb holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Mississippi College. He earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2004 and also holds a graduate certificate in low vision rehabilitation. Lamb joined the NMMC Rehabilitation Institute staff in January 2005.
Bruce earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a minor in psychology from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn., in 2008. She earned her doctoral degree in physical therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis in 2011. She joined the NMMC Rehabilitation Institute staff later that year.