Kristin Valdes, OTD, OT, CHT
Kristin Valdes, OTD, OT, CHT, is an expert in upper extremity rehabilitation, with over 30 years of experience in private practice helping patients recover lost function and return to the activities they value. A past president of the American Society of Hand Therapists, her clinical expertise spans treatment of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, as well as arthritis management and orthosis fabrication.
Dr. Valdes travels nationally to present seminars on upper extremity rehabilitation and is known for her engaging, hands-on teaching style. She earned her Doctorate in occupational therapy with a specialization in hand rehabilitation from Rocky Mountain University of Health Care Professions in Provo, UT, and she works as capstone coordinator and associate professor at Gannon University in Ruskin, FL. In addition, she has published over 40 peer-reviewed studies, and she serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Hand Therapy.
Financial: Kristin Valdes is the owner of Hand Works Therapy. She is an assistant professor at Gannon University occupational therapy doctorate program. Dr. Valdes receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Kristin Valdes has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.