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Eme Howard, OTR/L. CHT

Eme Howard, OTR/L, CHT

Eme Howard, is a registered and licensed occupational therapist for Bone and Joint Rehabilitation Services. The daughter of a peanut farmer and school teacher, Eme grew up in Marianna, FL. She graduated from Florida A&M University in 2000 with a BS in Occupational Therapy. Eme kicked off her career working in the regional burn center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. While learning how to make custom orthotics for burn patients, her love for working with the upper extremity began. In 2004, Eme moved to San Diego to continue her career in orthopaedics in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She completed the rigorous requirements to obtain the Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) certification in 2006. In 2009, her family moved to the Washington, DC area, where she worked with hand surgeons and team doctors for area professional sports teams. In 2015, Eme’s family moved to Germany, giving Eme the opportunity to attend European conferences and learn from international hand surgeons and therapists. She is excited to now be back in the United States and practicing at the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee. Eme has two daughters. Her personal accomplishments include completing multiple marathons and triathlons, including the grueling IronMan race. She is now an avid short distance runner and enjoys traveling, bicycle riding with her daughters, and crafting.