Candance T. Code, OTD, OTR/L

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Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Dr. Candance Code's client-centered objective is to improve independence and overall occupational well-being through skilled intervention, education, and training in the areas of functional mobility, cognitive re-education, pain management, leisure interest and activities of daily living. She is motivated to improve overall community health and wellness through education and increased access to quality care. Candance is compassionate and dedicated to the service of others through healthcare intervention. She desires to change the trajectory of the current state of rehabilitation with her expertise in community program development focusing on increasing the mindset of injury/illness prevention and wellness. Her determination to provide excellent quality care to each and every patient she encounters is demonstrated in her interaction and professionalism with her clients. Candance takes pride in her work ethic and is steadfast in making a difference in her client's overall health.  

Education

Chatham University, Pittsburg, PA

  • DOCTORATE OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY - 2011
  • CAPSTONE TITLE: OCCUPATIONAL ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM: A COMMUNITY-BASED INITIATIVE TO INCREASE OCCUPATIONAL PERFORMANCE ©2011 CANDANCE C. TUTWILER 

Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL

  • MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY – 2007

Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 

  • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (ARTS & SCIENCES) - 2003 

Skills and Certifications

  • Strong clinical background with 12 years of experience
  • Community and well elderly program development specialist
  • Skilled nursing facility rehab specialist
  • Competent in acute care rehab 
  • Geriatric rehab specialist
  • Competent in evidence-based research
  • Competent in splinting and casting 
  • Competent in Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, Diathermy, TENS 
  • Competent in transfers, seating and positioning techniques 
  • Competent in educational in-services and caregiver training 
  • Certification in HIPPA Laws and HIPPA Security 
  • Certification in HIV and AIDS prevention
  • CPR Certified
  • South Carolina OT Board licensed and NBCOT certified
  • Certified TherHab Fitness Instructor

Professional Affiliations

  • Recording Secretary of Tennessee State University's Student National Medical Association 2001-2002
  • President of Tennessee State University's Student Election Commission   2002-2003
  • Secretary of Nova Southeastern University’s Black Occupational Therapy Caucus 2005-2007
  • Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated 2003-present
  • Vice President of Life Centered Mobility, LLC 2019-present