CERTIFIED HAND THERAPIST
Saundra G. Sasarita, OTR/L, CHT
Education Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy
With Highest Distinction
University of Kansas
Graduate School – Partial
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
University of Nebraska Medical School
Honors Charter Member of the American Society of Hand Therapists
Arizona OT Association Award of Recognition
Awarded to the therapist who demonstrates outstanding commitment to excellence in the profession.
Arizona OT Association Dennis Krenek Volunteer Service Award
Awarded to the therapist who makes a significant contribution to
the state association.
University of Kansas Medical School Auxiliary Award.
Awarded to the top student from the Occupational Therapy program.
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Candidate
Awarded to the top applicant from the University of Kansas to compete for a national fellowship.
Phi Kappa Phi Member
Awarded to an academically elite group of students.
Awarded to students recognized for their commitment to excellence in academics.
University of Kansas Academic Scholarship
As a freshman, this award is given to the top high school students throughout the state. The award is renewed through continued academic excellence.
University of Kansas Scholarship Hall Award
Awarded to top high school students to foster an optimal scholastic environment for them at the collegiate level.
Sandy has given numerous presentations at state and national meetings. In addition, she continues to provide educational opportunities to her peers through structured mentoring and in-services.
“Management of Pronation Deformity in Metacarpophalangeal Arthroplasty.” The Journal of Hand Surgery, November 1986, co-authored by Gloria DeVore, OTR, and Christine Muhleman, OTR, CHT.
Since graduating in 1981, employment has focused on the treatment of hand injuries. Environments have included hospital-based treatment, free-standing outpatient clinics, and contractual work. Treatment of patients has always involved working closely with the respective hand surgeons. Life-long learning has been an integral part of her career. Foreign languages spoken include Spanish.
University of Nevada School of Medicine April 2009 to Present
1707 W. Charleston Blvd, Suite 170
Las Vegas, Nevada
Desert Valley Therapy October 2008 to April 2009
2055 E. Sahara
Las Vegas, Nevada
University Medical Center July 2006 - September 2008
1800 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
Physiotherapy Associates April 2003 – Present
Director of Clinical Mentoring
66 N. Pecos, Building B, Suite C
NovaCare Rehabilitation June, 2001 – March 2003
4 Sunset Way, Suite A-1
St. Joseph’s Hospital January 1996 - May, 2001
350 N. Wilmot
University Medical Center May 1992, - December 1995
3055 N. Campbell, Suite 113
Hand Therapy Associates June, 1989 – March, 1992
4730 E. Pima
Four States Physical Therapy 1986 – 1989
Northwest Hospital 1985 – 1986
6200 N. La Cholla
St. Joseph Hospital 1982 – 1985
602 N. 30th Street
Yavapai Community Hospital 1981 - 1982
Current with all state and national requirements. The best course attended was the “Update for Advanced Hand Therapists” taught by Dr. Roy Meals and the staff at the University of California, Los Angeles hand surgery department.
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