hand therapyAbout Hand Therapy

Occupational and physical therapists certified in hand therapy provide evaluation and treatment for individuals with a variety of upper extremity related problems. Rehabilitation aides and massage therapists are also available to compliment the therapy that patients receive.

The Certified Hand Therapists (CHT's) work closely with our board certified hand surgeons to ensure excellent continuity of care and a true team approach to the treatment of all upper extremity conditions.

Services & Conditions

Below is a list of the conditions we treat and the services we offer:


  • Hand and wrist fractures
  • Elbow fractures/dislocations
  • Upper extremity crush injuries
  • Tendon lacerations
  • Nerve compression injuries
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Upper extremity burns
  • Upper extremity replantation
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Upper extremity osteoarthritis


  • Hand therapy evaluation
  • Custom splint fabrication
  • Hand therapy treatment
  • Functional capacity evaluation
  • Upper extremity wound care
  • Upper extremity scar management

Contact Us


Sarah Anderson, MOTR/L

Sarah Anderson, M.O.T.R., is an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist. Anderson received her master’s degree in occupational therapy from San Jose State University and became certified in hand therapy in 2008. She specializes in a wide variety of injuries involving the hand and upper extremity regions, including fractures, tendon and ... Read More

Kathrine M. DeTemple, OTR/L, CHT

Kathy DeTemple, OTR/CHT graduated from the University of Kansas in Occupational Therapy in 1978, she began working at the University of Utah in 1988 specializing in the treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries. Kathy obtained Certification in Hand Therapy the first year it was available in 1991. Kathy enjoys sharing her knowledge and experien... Read More


Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy, Occupational Therapy


University Hospital
Rehab Specialty Clinics
University Orthopaedic Center 801-587-7001

Lana K. Keizer, OT, CHT

Lana Kiezer, OTR, CHT graduated from Colorado State University in 1989. She began her career in Occupational Therapy at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, working in spine and head injury rehab, hands and burns. She received her certificate in Health Management in 1994. In 1996 she obtained a certificate in hand therapy and went on to w... Read More

Stephanie S. Sueoka, PT

Stephanie Sato Sueoka, MPT, DPT, CHT received her Masters in physical therapy from Idaho State University (1993) and her Doctorate in PT from the University of Utah (2006). She has been a certified hand therapist since 1999. Stephanie has worked for the University Hospital since 1994 and in addition to her orthopaedic hand experience she has extens... Read More


Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy, Physical Therapy


University Hospital
Acute Therapy Services
University Orthopaedic Center 590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009
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