Kristin Valdes, OTD, OT, CHT, established Hand Works Therapy in Sarasota, Florida. She is an assistant professor at Gannon University. She has been in private practice for over thirty years and specializes in the treatment and rehabilitation of the upper extremity. Her clinical expertise includes treatment of the hand, wrist, and elbow, shoulder, splinting, and arthritis. Kristin has published over thirty peer reviewed studies. Dr. Valdes received her OTD degree with a specialization in hand rehabilitation from Rocky Mountain University of Health Care Professions in Provo, Utah. Dr Valdes is member of the Guatemala Healing Hands Medical Mission.