Kelly is an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist who joined the Hanger Clinic Upper Limb team in 2021. She resides in Portland, OR, and provides clinical consulting and support to the Upper Limb Program in the western half of the country.
Prior to joining Hanger Clinic, Kelly worked in the inpatient and outpatient settings of a Level-I trauma center gaining expertise in treating patients throughout the various stages of limb loss, from post-operative rehabilitation to advanced prosthetic training. Her role includes instructing educational courses in upper limb prosthetic rehabilitation, presenting at conferences, and facilitating collaborative efforts between prosthetists and therapists to improve functional outcomes for end users. Throughout her career as an OT, she has been involved in research of prosthetic devices for use with both the adult and pediatric population, targeted muscle reinnervation, and implementing virtual reality into rehabilitation.
- Bachelor of Science in Preprofessional Studies in Science, University of Notre Dame, 2010
- Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Tufts University, 2012