Christy Fellers

Dr. Christy Fellers

Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

Phone: 423.461.1546
Contact via email
Office: McGlothlin-Street Occupational Therapy Center, Thompson Center, Office 202

Dr. Fellers received her Associate of Science degree from Walters State Community College. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biological Sciences and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Milligan College. She received her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with a concentration in adult neurological dysfunction.

Christy has 16 years of experience providing occupational therapy services to a variety of populations. She worked full time for 7 years as an acute care occupational therapist in a Level I Trauma Center where she specialized in the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with neurological illness or injury as she earned a clinical specialty certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment. She has also worked in outpatient rehab, inpatient rehab and several local skilled nursing facilities.

Dr. Fellers came to the profession of Occupational Therapy with a background in neuromuscular massage therapy (NMT). She worked as a licensed NMT for 7 years before returning to school for her occupational therapy training. As an NMT, she worked with several chiropractors as she specialized in the treatment of acute and chronic injuries of the back and neck. She also worked under the supervision of a psychiatrist assisting patients with biofeedback training for pain management. She maintains her OT clinical expertise by continuing to work on an as needed basis in acute care and inpatient rehab settings and in geriatric skilled care units.

Christy is responsible for teaching several adult physical dysfunction related courses in the occupational therapy program at Milligan College including: Diagnostic Considerations in Occupational Therapy, Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy, Adult Neurological Dysfunction, Adult Orthopedic Physical Dysfunction, and Activities of Daily Living. Additionally she enjoys supervising hands-on action-based research and graduate projects in the occupational therapy program.

Fellers is a member of the Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA). She has given multiple lectures and presentations throughout the Tri-cities area.