The Team

Kristin - OTR/L, HTC

Kristin received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from California State University, Fresno in 1987 and went on to graduate from Loma Linda University with a degree in Occupational Therapy in 1989.  Kristin received her Hand Therapy Certification in 2003.  She co-founded Coastal hand and Occupational Therapy in 2008.  Prior to that, she worked in a variety of settings including - inpatient rehabilitation, home health, and outpatient. She has also performed ergonomic evaluations, and Title 22 evaluations for the VA on a contract basis.  Kristin enjoys working with patients of all age groups.  Her interests include new Splint designs, equipment design, and ergonomics. 

Noelle - OTR/L, HTC

 Noelle received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in 2008, followed by a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2011.  Her interests are orthopedic rehabilitation and hand therapy.  Noelle also worked in adult rehabilitation.  She also has experience in pediatrics following a stint with the Pediatric Therapy Network in Torrance, California. 

Lucy - OTR/L, CHT

 Lucy graduated in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 1982 and went on to receive a specialized education and clinical training in hand therapy from Loma Linda University in 1984.  Lucy has been credentialed as a Certified Hand Therapist since 1991.  She attended the California Holistic Institute attaining a certificate as a certified massage practitioner in 2011.  Lucy continues her education by attending professional courses on a yearly basis.  She also enjoys teaching advanced hand therapy courses.  She enjoys working with different cultures and can communicate basic therapy instructions in Spanish.  She truly enjoys working with patients of all ages and guiding them healing of the hand and upper extremities. 

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