Meet the Armworks Team

Treatment Philosophy

Our philosophy in treatment is to partner with our patients to help them thrive: giving them the tools they need to heal and return to functional activity at work and home. We offer a comprehensive program to address elbow, wrist and hand diagnoses by blending manual therapy, modalities and splinting to achieve excellent outcomes.

What is Certified Hand Therapy?

The Certified Hand Therapy credentialing demonstrates clinical excellence by requiring an occupational or physical therapist to have 5 years of clinical experience, over 4000 hours of experience in providing hand therapy and pass a rigorous examination. This blend of knowledge and clinical skill with elbow, wrist and hand injuries sets us apart from other area providers.


Ryan Glover, OTR/L, CHT
Director

Ryan grew up in Roseburg, Oregon. He enjoys the hand therapy profession because of the complexity it presents, mainly in the anatomy…

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Melanie Serpa, OT/L, CHT
Eastside Clinical Manager

Melanie grew up in Pocatello, Idaho. She decided to specialize in hand therapy because she loves the complexity of the elbow…

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Jerry St. Amand, OTR/L, CHT
Westside Clinical Manager

Jerry grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. After a couple years practicing as an Occupational Therapist (including time with the Army), Jerry decided…

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Anne Spiliotis, OTR/L, CHT

Anne was born in San Francisco, California, and grew up in one of its suburbs, Daly City. In 1992, after practicing as an…

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Max McKinney, DPT, CHT

Max grew up in Olympia, Washington. During school he was very interested in the anatomy and biomechanics of the hand, and after a bad fall that resulted in a right elbow fracture…

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Deborah Thomas, COTA

Debbie grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. She moved to Portland in 2008 after vacationing here often. Debbie loves the distinct Oregon seasons and living within a short distance…

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Amy Kalra, OTR/L, CHT

Amy grew up in the South Bay of Los Angeles. She became interested in hand therapy after coming to the realization that every meaningful activity involves using your hands…

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Amy Ciatto, OTR/L

Amy grew up in Dallas, Texas. She developed an interest in hand therapy while making splints and working with hands of medically fragile babies in the NICU…

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Alexandria Cismesia, OTD, OTR/L, CLT

Lexi grew up in Lombard, Illinois (suburb or Chicago). After making her first orthosis in school, Lexi was hooked knew hand therapy was the profession she wanted to…

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Kailey Sabel, OTR/L

Kailey grew up in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She loves the art and science of hand therapy because she gets to use her creative side while making splints and designing individualized…

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Andy Lipiec, OTR/L

Andy grew up in Michigan, just north of Detroit. As someone who enjoys rock climbing, he became interested in hand therapy while self-treating his own injuries…

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Ronald Taylor, OTD, OTR/L

Ronnie grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. He shifted gears from Occupational Therapy to focus specifically on Hand Therapy because he recognized how important our hands are for daily…

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