Mitzi Harrison, PT/CHT
Mitzi has been a Physical Therapist/Certified Hand Therapist for over 37 years. She lived and worked in the East San Francisco Bay Area for 28 years where she established a thriving outpatient physical and occupational therapy business. She relocated to Colorado in 2015 to be closer to family in Colorado and her home state of Wyoming.
Mitzi lives in Longmont, Colorado and established her hand therapy practice in 2018 in Boulder, Colorado. She has a close working relationship with most of the top hand surgeons in and around the Front Range, the Denver Metro area and beyond.
Mitzi specializes in the treatment of Rock Climbers and has developed effective return to climb protocols for treatment of post surgical conditions. She also developed effective strategies, including custom fabricated pulley rings, to allow climbers to continue to climb, whenever possible, while rehabilitating from injury.
Mitzi also specialize in the treatment of musicians and enjoys helping them recover from injuries and return to playing their specific musical instruments. Mitzi plays the guitar and piano and has a unique understanding of the demands placed on the fingers, hands, and upper extremities of musicians.
Mitzi is a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, a Certified Specialist in Functional Assessment, and an APTA-Credentialed Clinical Instructor and is trained to perform Dry Needling. She is an expert in the fabrication of splints/orthoses for sports such as cycling, rowing, hockey, lacrosse, and more.
Audrey Suttor, OTR/L
Audrey grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She attended Grand Valley State University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Aging, and Human Development 2016, as well as her Master of Science degree in Occupational Science and Therapy in 2019. Audrey completed her clinical rotations under certified hand therapists in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area before moving to Colorado in 2021. Audrey has experience working with individuals of all ages. She takes a holistic perspective to help her patients recover from injury, illness, and
disability to return to their favorite hobbies and work activities. Audrey has many hobbies outside of work including traveling, camping, and hiking. She is a competitive runner and cyclist, and competes in duathlons at the national level. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Colorado's beautiful mountain landscape with her husband Todd.
Sara Trujillo, COTA
Sara graduated from Westwood College in 1999 and has worked in the field of hand therapy as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant for over 22 years. In that time, she has developed exceptional splint/orthosis fabrication skills and is an expert in the application of modalities and a wide variety of therapeutic treatment procedures following the plan of care established at initial evaluation and throughout the treatment process. Sara is familiar with all of the post operative protocols and can help patients to progress through their treatment plans while working closely with Mitzi and Audrey as a vital part of the therapy team.
Virginia Arnette, PT,DPT
Director of PT Specialties of Boulder
a subsidiary of Certified Hand Therapy Services, LLC
Dr. Virginia Arnette is the director and primary therapist at PT Specialties of Boulder, our physical therapy department conveniently located next door to the hand therapy clinic.
Dr. Arnette earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado Denver in 2018. Prior to this she studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and earned her Bachelor's degree in French Horn Performance from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Virginia is an expert in the treatment of TMJ, craniofacial dysfunction, overuse injuries, traumatic injuries, postoperative care and chronic pain. Like Mitzi, she also specializes in the treatment of musicians. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Performing Arts Special Interest Group. Scheduling with Dr. Arnette is provided by the hand therapy department Front Office Manager.
Julia King, CMT
Certified Massage Therapist
Julia graduated from The Boulder College of Massage Therapy in June 2012, where she studied various modalities and took classes in Shiatsu, Swedish, Prenatal and postpartum, Sports, and Spa massage, and took a special interest in medical massage doing internships at the Oncology department at foothills hospital, and at the Ronald McDonald house for sick children.
After graduating Julia moved to Denver where she started her career working at both a spa and at Exempla Good Samaritan Hospital working in the pre/postnatal department and the Health and Healing outpatient department.
Julia moved back to Boulder 8 years ago to raise her daughter and be near her family where she has since done massage in her private practice.
Julia joined the team at Certified Hand Therapy Services in August 2020 to continue her education and experience in Medical Massage. She specializes in Deep Tissue work, however tailors her sessions to meet each client's individual needs.
In addition to her exceptional work as a Massage Therapist, Julia is a jeweler and custom fabricates of our silver rings!