Steve has specialized in treatment of difficult spine and extremity injuries since 1992. He completed a two-year Orthopedic Residency Program in Austin, Texas giving him an in-depth understanding of injuries in all orthopedic areas in 1994. He passed the national board examination to become an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 1996. In addition to general orthopedics, Steve has developed successful rehabilitation programs for fibromyalgia and industrial injuries.
Steve is passionate about helping others regain the highest level of function and pain relief. He also enjoys helping individuals solve their difficult to diagnose problems.
Steve graduated from the University of Utah with his Doctorate in Physical therapy in 2010 and his bachelors in 1988. He focused his training on rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries. He worked at the Cottonwood Back Institute for eight years; he then directed a practice focusing on industrial medicine in Orem for five years. He joined Hand & Orthopedic Rehabilitation Specialists in April of 2001.
Steve lives in Cottonwood Heights with his wife and three children. He enjoys cycling, golf, tennis, skiing, hiking, and running marathons. Steve speaks Spanish and enjoys serving his Spanish-speaking patients.
Denise is a licensed physical therapist assistant and passed the PTA National Competency Exam. She is experienced in the treatment of conservative and postsurgical treatment of orthopedic injuries. Prior to obtaining her PTA, she attended Southern Utah University in Cedar City, UT where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She also attended Utah College of Massage Therapy and is a licensed massage therapist. Denise has specialized in the treatment of Lymphedema.
Denise believes that good clinical skills, compassion, and the ability to motivate a patient are key elements in reaching maximum rehabilitation.
Denise graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Salt Lake Community College. She has also become a certified Lymphedema therapist. She has taken continuing education course in various orthopedic injuries.
Denise lives in Herriman with her husband. She enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, white water rafting and spending time with her family and friends.
Shauna is a licensed physical therapists assistant passed the PTA National Competency Exam. She graduated in 1998 from the Salt Lake community college with her PTA. Before joining Hand & Orthopedic in 2005, Shauna worked for 5 years with patients rehabilitating from total joint surgery. Shauna has specialized in the treatment of the spine and pelvic floor dysfunction. Though she excels in manual treatment, she sees the most important role of her job as giving people the tools to help themselves in order to maintain their health.
She has taken the taken advanced courses in pelvic floor and sacral dysfunctions.
When she is not at Hand & Ortho, she is chasing her young children.
Todd has specialized in treatment of several orthopedic, sports, and geriatric conditions. He is board certified as a clinical specialist in orthopedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. Todd completed an internship with Clinic Director Steve Crandall, PT, DPT, OCS in 2007 in our facility and returned in 2009 as a member of the Hand & Ortho team. Steve and Todd worked directly together for 2 years on a shared caseload.
Todd and his team have a special interest in treating spinal conditions (thoracic spine and ribs, neck, and low back), chronic and acute injuries relating to movement impairment syndromes, foot & ankle pain, and conditions related to dizziness, balance, and vertigo (including BPPV).
Todd’s team focuses on patient education, exercises and activities to address movement impairments and imbalances, and supplemental manual techniques. He believes effective treatment begins with the patient’s understanding of his or her injury or pathology. Furthermore, Todd and his team employ a blend of manual therapy skills from indirect soft-tissue releases to direct joint manipulation to further assist their patients.
Todd received his clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Utah and his undergraduate degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL in 1999. Todd moved to Utah in 2001 from his hometown of Quincy, IL. He continues to work as a Alpine Level II certified ski instructor at Deer Valley during the winter months and enjoys recreational running and outdoor activities with his family. Todd enjoys traveling and has spent time in Central America, Asia, and Europe. He has utilized his language skills in Spanish in the clinic and throughout his travels.
Darren is a licensed physical therapist assistant and passed the PTA National Board Exam. He graduated with his AAS from Salt Lake Community College. Darren has done clinical internships in Orthopedics and long term acute care. Darren has taken advanced training in the manual treatment of thoracic spine and ribs problems.
He enjoys working on a great team, at Hand & Ortho, and seeing each patient’s progress toward recovery.
Darren teaches Karate and loves spending time with wife and his Pug named Kyah.
Gail has specialized in pre and post-operative orthopedic injuries. She has an affinity for shoulder rehabilitation, but enjoys the variety of treating spine and other extremity conditions.
Gail graduated from the University of Utah in 1980 with her Bachelor Degree in Physical Therapy. Since then, she has worked in outpatient physical therapy in Murray. She joined Hand and Orthopedic Rehabilitation Specialists in 2000. Additionally, she is a clinical instructor for physical therapy students attending the University of Utah and Idaho State University. She is also an instructor for students attending the physical therapy assistant program at Salt Lake Community College.
Gail likes helping people return to the work and activities they both need and want to do. She enjoys working with all ages of patients. She has a special connection with senior and pediatric patients who especially need her careful listening skills. Gail has set a professional standard to provide continuity of care through direct contact, supervision, and manual therapy of each patient every visit. She feels that through good education, each patient will have the ability to take control of their program, and make lasting healthy life changes.
Gail lives in Murray with her husband and daughter. She enjoys gardening, soccer, softball, Utah football games, and reading.
Justin received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Utah in 2010, and graduated from BYU with his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2007. He spent three years working in Southeastern Washington in outpatient orthopedics, as well as some time in acute care. During his physical therapy education Justin completed an internship at Hand and Ortho with clinic director Steve Crandall, PT, DPT, OCS, and is excited to be a part of the Hand and Ortho team.
Justin has a clinical interest in treating dysfunctions of the back, neck and jaw, specifically TMJ problems, and enjoys treating all orthopedic conditions. He recently completed an orthopedic physical therapy residency through Therapeutic Associates in Washington, which included manual therapy training with the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). He is currently pursuing board certification as a clinical specialist in orthopedics (OCS). He has special training in Primal Reflex Release Technique, or PRRT, a gentle technique which is effective in relieving chronic muscle pain. His clinical interests also extend to the role nutrition plays in the healing process. Justin enjoys teaching and working with students and is an APTA credentialed clinical instructor.
Justin believes that “the magic is not in the medicine but in the patient’s body,” and through hands-on techniques, specific exercise, and especially education, his role is to “stimulate natural functions or to remove what hinders them” (Miracles, C.S. Lewis, 1940). He believes patients themselves are the key to healing and is grateful for the opportunity to facilitate that process. There are many people who don’t realize that they can be helped with the problems they are experiencing, and Justin enjoys giving these people the tools and the knowledge to help them achieve recovery.
Justin loves spending as much time as possible with his wife and three children. He enjoys cycling, soccer, being outdoors, traveling, and BYU football. As Utah natives, Justin and his family are happy to be back in Utah.
Ryan is a licensed physical therapist and certified athletic trainer who is fluent in Spanish. He specializes in the conservative and post surgical management of the spine and extremities, including care of the hip, knee, ankle, and shoulder. Moreover, he specializes in lower extremity evaluation in the need for shoe orthotics. In addition, Ryan is certified in ASTYM treatment. The ASTYM System is a form of augmented soft tissue mobilization that allows the therapist to stimulate the body’s natural capacity to heal problems such as soft tissue degeneration, fibrosis, tendonosis or chronic inflammation (see www.astym.com ). Ryan also assists the medical staff in the care of athletes at Highland High School.
Ryan is dedicated to helping people from all walks of life restore their functional abilities and increase their quality of life. He seeks to provide one-on-one care and develop personalized programs to meet each patient’s needs.
Ryan graduated from the University of Utah in 2010 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He graduated from the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis in 1999 with a Masters Degree in physical therapy. After participating in the Athletic Training Internship Program, Ryan continued his education and in 1997, he graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelors degree in Spanish. He joined Hand & Orthopedic Rehabilitation Specialists in 2004. Moreover, Ryan is involved in athletic training education as auxiliary faculty for the University of Utah.
Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and their five children. He also enjoys coaching little league, skiing, hiking, and water sports. Ryan also speaks Spanish and enjoys serving the Spanish speaking community.
Jamie was excited to join the team at Hand and Orthopedic Rehabilitation Specialists in January of 2008 after completing one of her clinical rotations at the Murray clinic. Jamie graduated with an AAS degree and high honors from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Salt Lake Community College in 2007. She is licensed and passed the PTA National Competency Exam.
Jamie enjoys working with and learning from a diverse patient population in rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries and post-operative repair. She appreciates her role in the care of patients suffering from musculoskeletal injury and/or surgery. She strives to assist her lead therapist by following the plan of care to return patients to optimal strength and function, so they can get back to the activities they enjoy.
Jamie, originally from Oregon, moved to Salt Lake City with her husband in September of 2003. Some of her interests include watching and participating in team sports, outdoor activities such as mountain biking and hiking with her dogs, and spending time with friends and family when she can.
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