Denise Vetter, OTR/L, CHT, OT Director
Denise received her Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy from
San Jose State University in 1984. She obtained her CHT status
demonstrating advanced knowledge of Hand Therapy in 1992. She
has approximately twenty years experience treating upper extremity
injuries. Denise currently holds advanced practice certificates
in both hand therapy and physical agent modalities. She has lectured
to professional organizations on Work Station Ergonomics, Repetitive
Strain Injuries, and Therapeutic modalities. She is a past board
member for both the Northern California Hand Therapy Special Interest
Group and the California Chapter of the American Hand Therapy
Association. Denise's professional interests include: fractures,
tendon repairs and overuse injuries.
When not working, Denise enjoys traveling, hiking, reading and
spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Kathlyn Hunter, OTR/L
Kathlyn has been an Occupational Therapist for 16 years. She received her
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of the
Philippines in Manila in 1994. She moved to the United States in 1995 and
has practiced in various Occupational Therapy settings. She currently holds
advance practice certificates in hand therapy and physical agent modalities
and is a member of Northern California Hand Therapy Group. Kathlyn
provides therapy to different upper extremity diagnoses and injuries such
as fractures, nerve repair, tendon repair, carpal tunnel surgeries and
arthritis. As a therapist, her goal is to help people return to their previous
function and return to work. She maintains a positive attitude and helps
motivate patients to get them better as quickly as possible.
Her interests outside of work include travel, skiing, gardening and cooking.
She is also a mom of an active little boy and enjoys spending time with her
Cindy Rivero, OTR/L, CHT
Cindy has been specializing in hand therapy for 10 years and received her Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University in 1999. She became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2005. She currently holds advanced in both hand therapy and physical agent modalities for the Occupational Therapy Association of California. Cindy’s professional interests include developing a diverse approach to patient care by using her expertise to individualize each patient’s treatment plan for various types of injuries including: post-surgical care, acute hand trauma, wound care, nerve/tendon injuries, fractures and custom splinting.
Cindy’s time away from work is spent with her family. She has two active children that keep her busy. She enjoys running, biking, dancing, and playing volleyball.
Jessica Chin, OTR/CHT
Jessica received her Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University in 1999. She obtained her Certification in Hand Therapy in 2006. Jessica currently holds advanced practice certificates both hand therapy and physical agent modalities with the Occupational Therapy Association of California. Jessica’s professional interests include observing surgeries and attending hand therapy courses.
When not working, her hobbies are cooking, camping and hiking.