Sheila Heflin, OTR, CHT
Sheila Heflin, OTR, CHT has served as the Clinical Director for Hand Therapy Services of Corpus Christi since 1994. She is a 1986 graduate of Texas Woman's University. Sheila has practiced occupational therapy in the Corpus Christi area since 1987. In 1998 she achieved national certification as a Certified Hand Therapist. As a Certified Hand Therapist she specializes in the rehabilitation of patients with conditions affecting the hands, wrists and elbows. Sheila states she "is passionate about her work and the pleasure of assisting patients to return to life as quickly as possible." In her spare time she enjoys beach combing, fishing and golfing. Sheila is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and the Texas Society for Hand Therapy.
Carrie Mrazek, OTR
Carrie Mrazek is an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OT) who worked for Hand Therapy Services as a technician from 2011 - 2013. She left to start OT school and graduated with her Master's in occupational therapy from Texas Woman's University (Houston) in December 2015. After graduation she moved to Denver, Colorado and worked in acute and sub-acute care. She moved back to Corpus Christi (hometown) to be with family and pursue her passion in hand therapy. Carrie enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking her dogs on long walks, and listening to music.
Kathryn Gonzalez, OTR
Kathryn Gonzalez is an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR) who worked four years at Hand Therapy Services as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) while completing a Transitional Master of Occupational Therapy program at Concordia University in Wisconsin. She completed her master's program in May of 2016 and after National Boards continues to work at Hand Therapy Services as an OTR. Kathryn states that she "loves to see her patients progress beyond their expectations and for them to go back to doing what they enjoy doing most". When not working, Kathryn enjoys spending time with family and going fishing.
LaDonna Palmietto, COTA
LaDonna Palmietto, COTA is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with Hand Therapy Services of Corpus Christi. She graduated from Anoka-Hennepin Community College in Minnesota in 1979. LaDonna moved to the Corpus Christi area in 1984 and began working at Memorial Medical Center. While working at MMC she developed an interest in treating hand injuries. LaDonna has been with Hand Therapy Services since 1994 working closely with the specialized hand therapists. Her outside interests include spending time in the country with her family, raising goats and gardening.