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About Us

Our staff consists of licensed Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists who, through advanced continuing education, clinical experience and independent study, have become proficient in the treatment of pathologies affecting the upper extremity resulting from trauma, disease, and deformity. Our therapists are Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) or aspire to meet the requirements of certification by acquiring experience in the specialty area to be followed by successful completion of the certification examination. We are also members of the American Society of Hand Therapists an organization closely associated with and supported by the American Society of Hand Surgery.


Meet Our Therapists

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Linda I. Glick, OTR/L, CHT, President and our founder, is a graduate of Colorado State University. She initiated and developed the OT department for Providence Hospital in the '80s. In 1985 she opened Alaska Hand Rehabilitation as Alaska's first clinic specializing in hand/upper extremity rehabilitation. A charter member of the American Society of Hand Therapists, Linda is one of the first Alaskans to become certified as a Hand Therapist. Linda and her husband enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, skiing, photography and travel.

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Jean Keckhut, OTR/L, CHT, Clinical Director, is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit. Her passion for Hand Therapy began in North Carolina and led to her professional focus on upper extremity rehabilitation with us since 2000. Jean is trained in the Graston Technique and is a Certified Kinesiotape Professional. She has been active as President of the Alaska OT Association, with the Hand Therapy Certification Commission and with the new UAA/Creighton University OT curriculum. Jean also enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, and traveling.

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Libby Barnaby, OTR/L, CHT, a proud New Hampshire native and graduate of the University of New Hampshire, was commissioned into the U.S. Army and began her active duty service and OT career in Kansas. She was transferred to Germany where she treated Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom soldiers with upper extremity injuries, skied the Alps, ran marathons and traveled Europe. She completed her 8-year Army career at Ft. Bragg and joined us in January 2009.

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Allison Horazdovsky, OTD, OTR/L is a lifelong Alaskan raised in Homer and a graduate of University of Alaska, Anchorage. In May 2017 she was awarded her Doctorate of O.T. from Creighton University after which she joined the Alaska Hand team. She is excited to continue on her path to specialty certification in Hand Therapy. Outside of work, Allison enjoys fishing, hiking, running, snowboarding, and traveling to warm places in the winter.

Karrianna Gallagher

Karrianna Gallagher, OTD, OTR/L, CHT graduated from Creighton University in 2013 with a doctorate in occupational therapy (OT) after which she joined Alaska Hand Rehabilitation. She then obtained the Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) credential in 2017. She is now working towards certification in upper extremity manual therapy through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (IAOM). In addition to her position at Alaska Hand Rehabilitation, Karrianna also works as an adjunct professor for the UAA/Creighton OT doctorate program teaching upper extremity evaluation and orthotic fabrication techniques. Prior to her occupational therapy education, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Arizona. She worked in television and print advertising until 2010 when she began the OT graduate program. Karrianna also enjoys downhill skiing, biking, bonfires, and exploring Alaska with her husband, Mikey, and their two fluffy dogs, Daisy and Brodie.

Sheila King

Sheila King, OTR/L, CHT, Sheila King is a graduate of University of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA. She has been an OT for 27 years. Following her passion for hand therapy, she became a certified hand therapist (CHT) in 2001, working in a hand clinic in WA until 2004. She then moved to IL to be closer to family and spent the past 12 years setting up hand therapy programs in PT outpatient clinics. Recently, she and her daughters came to Alaska Hand Rehabilitation to join a team of hand therapists after working as a solo OT in IL. One of Sheila’s passions is working with injured musicians and giving lectures to performing arts majors on injury prevention. She is also skilled in manual therapeutic techniques and splinting. Sheila enjoys swimming, biking and running and as it fits into her schedule, enjoys doing triathlons. She also enjoys hiking and hanging out with her daughters. They are looking forward to exploring Alaska together.

Alicia Hanta

Alicia Hanta, OTR/L, CHT, Alicia was born and raised in small-town Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia. Before finding her passion in hand therapy, she specialized in spinal cord injury, burn treatment, and assistive technology as an occupational therapist. She discovered her love of hand therapy while working in Honolulu, Hawaii and is currently pursuing credentials as a Certified Hand Therapist. She enjoys personal growth, running, hiking, spending time with her daughters, and exploring the great state of Alaska.

 

Liuslina Sooter, OTR/L, CHT, CLT

 

 

 

 

Our Administrative Staff

Hannah Paine

Hannah Paine, Practice Manager, is originally from California joining us in 2014 via Boston, MA. She has five years of practice management experience specializing in medical administration and marketing. Hannah studied at Boston University, Regis College and recently completed a year of critical-care observation at a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. Outside work hours, Hannah loves hiking, reading and volunteering.

Kristin Peppers

Kristin Peppers, Front desk, was raised in Alaska and graduated from Alaska Career College with a diploma in Insurance Coding and Billing. Joining Alaska Hand in 2017 with more than a decade of experience as a customer service professional, she is as charming as she is intelligent. Outside of the office she loves crafting, sewing, puzzles, cooking, swimming, camping, and watching terrible television with her fiancé.