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, the founder of Armworks Hand Therapy, has enjoyed living and working as an occupational therapist in the Portland…

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Melanie Serpa, OT/L, CHT
Eastside Clinical Manager

Melanie has lived and worked as an Occupational Therapist in the Portland area for over seventeen years. She graduated from…

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

Jerry was born and raised in Slidell, LA. He attended La Tech Univ for undergrad and Texas Tech Univ HSC for OT school. After OT school…

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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. She attended University of Southern…

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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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Stephanie Cisneros, PT, CHT

Stephanie grew up in Collingswood, New Jersey. She became a hand therapist because she enjoys the one-on-one interactions with people and helping them get back to…

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