A hand therapist is an occupational or physical therapist who, through advanced study, specializes in rehabilitating patients with conditions affecting the hands and upper quadrant. Additionally, Certified Hand Therapists (CHTs), have a minimum of five years of clinical experience and have successfully passed an examination of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper extremity rehabilitation. The exam requires detailed knowledge of the anatomy and treatment of the upper quarter.

A hand therapist works with patients with a variety of upper extremity disorders, including tendon, nerve disorders, lacerations, fractures and dislocations, inflammatory disorders, chronic pain syndrome and nerve compression injuries. Many patients seeking hand therapy also suffer from such chronic problems as arthritis or neurological conditions. A hand therapist works closely with the physician to provide a continuum of care for patients.

Meet the In Motion Hand Therapy Team

Sue Scranton
Sue ScrantonOTR, CHT
Sue Scranton was born and raised in New Jersey. Sue received a degree in Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. She practiced Occupational Therapy in small private hospitals as well as a regional trauma center in New Jersey for nine years. Sue became a Certified Hand Therapist in May 2011. Sue married Brian, a fellow avid skier and outdoors man in 2003, and shortly thereafter moved to Ridgway, Colorado after a life-changing ski trip to Telluride. They continue to reside in Ridgway with their daughter, Sophia.
Amy Hanley
Amy HanleyOTR, CHT
Amy Hanley graduated from the Occupational Therapy program at KU Medical Center in 1993. Her first job as a therapist was in Milwaukee at an industrial medicine clinic, providing hand therapy, work hardening and work site evaluations After two very cold winters, she returned to the town she grew up in — Montrose, CO. Shortly after coming back, she met her husband, Richard. Amy and Rich have three daughters: Alex, Jackie and Tatum. She has enjoyed providing a variety of Occupational Therapy services in Montrose and has been happily settle din at In Motion since 2008. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, cycling, backpacking and sking.
Kari Reddin
Kari ReddinOTR
I am a native to Colorado, being born in a one room log cabin in Gunnison. I returned to Montrose, where my Grandparent’s lived, after living in Texas for 10 years where I was in the Army and got my first therapy job. I completed an Associates Degree of Occupational Therapy Assistant at Austin Community College, Austin Texas and had been a practicing Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant from 2004-2015. I completed my Bachelors of Applied Science in Applied Science in 2010 with a minor in business. I have treated all conditions across the life span from 4 months old to 104 year old patients. I had certifications in Geriatrics and Pediatrics. I traveled back and forth from Montrose to Denton, Texas for 3 years to complete my Masters in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. I started my road with In Motion as an intern in September of 2015 and later graduated in Dec 2015. I am now working on obtaining my hours needed for becoming a Certified Hand Therapist. I am grateful to have been mentored by the late Garry Krabe OTR, CHT and his prodigy team, Sue Scranton, OTR, CHT and Amy Hanley, OTR, CHT.

On a personal note, I have been married to my wonderful husband Kevin since 2015. We have 2 girls, Sabriel and Nayelli. We are avid hunters, fisherman and four-wheeling. We love to be out in the great blue sky of Colorado and all of the adventures that it offers.

Emma Head
Emma HeadCOTA
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