Central Phoenix Physical Therapy and Hand Therapy
300 W. Clarendon, Suite 285
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Monday: 7 am – 6 pm (Close 1-2 pm)
Tuesday: 7 am – 6 pm (Closed 1 – 2 pm)
Wednesday: 7 am – 4 pm (Closed 1 – 2 pm)
Thursday: 7 am – 6 pm (Closed 1 – 2 pm)
Friday: 7 am – 3 pm (Lunch 11 – 12 pm)
Meet Our Staff
Adam graduated from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY with a Bachelor’s in Exercise and Sports Science in 2015 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016 with an additional Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the State of New York through D’Youville College.
Adam has taken extensive Continuing Education in Manual Physical Therapy including Manual Soft Tissue Mobilization, Dry Needling, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Cupping, as well as several courses in Spinal Manipulation through both the Spinal Manipulation Institute and the University of Saint Augustine. Adam enjoys putting his manual skills to use to address his patient’s pain symptoms, improve range of motion/tissue length, and restore maximal levels of independent function.
In his free time, Adam enjoys powerlifting, reading, and exploring the Arizona landscape on foot and by bike.
Chris Reynolds, PT, MHS, CHT
Chris received his Bachelor of Applied Sciences Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan in 1979. He moved to Phoenix one year later to begin his career in hand therapy and has been part of a growing profession ever since. He worked for a group of hand surgeons and hand therapists for 17 years and helped lay the groundwork for this burgeoning specialty. During this period Chris authored several chapters in Rehabilitation of the Hand and a number of other publications, while giving over 100 talks and presentations nationally and locally. He became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1991, and received his Masters of Health Science Degree from the University of Indianapolis in 1994.
In 1997 Chris started Desert Hand Therapy and has been the Director ever since, establishing 10 clinics in the Valley of the Sun. He continues to see a full caseload of patients finding immense joy in helping patients with injured upper extremities regain motion, strength and function. He recently patented a continuous passive motion machine for the elbow and is working on a new brace/splint combination for injured hands and wrists. Through the years Chris has had the pleasure of mentoring individuals who have expressed an interest in entering the field of hand therapy.
Chris served on the Board of the American Society of Hand Therapy and has been an item writer for the Certification examination. He is a member of the APTA, AZPTA, and ASHT.
When Chris is not at work he enjoys his involvement with his church, participating in sports of all kinds, and spending time with his “little brother” through Valley Big Brothers and Sisters. He particularly enjoys family vacations with his wife Laure, daughter Jessica and son Chase.
Central Phoenix Location
Cori Pooley OTD, OTR/L
Cori graduated from Northern Arizona University with her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy in 2018. She gained valuable, well-rounded experience in both outpatient pediatric and hospital-based settings prior to joining the DHPT team. Cori loves the field of Occupational Therapy and helping her patients to achieve their goals regardless of disease, disability, or injury. Her interests include focusing on advanced upper extremity rehabilitation and working towards obtaining her certificate in hand therapy. She hopes to one day combine her love of pediatrics and hand therapy, serving children with congenital or traumatic upper extremity conditions. When not in the clinic, Cori enjoys spending time with her family and friends, taking care of her plants, and creating art.
Diana Rivera, PTA
Diana is a native of Tucson, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. She joined the staff of Desert Hand Therapy as a Tech in 2001. While on staff at DHT, she received her BS in Kinesiology from Arizona State University in 2008 and then went on to earn her Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting from Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA in 2017.
Over the years, Diana has worked with and been mentored by many of the therapists at DHT but has worked exclusively alongside DHT’s Director, Chris Reynolds, for the last 16 years.
She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish and is a skilled custom splint fabricator.
Central Phoenix Location
Kelsey Wright MOTR/L
Kelsey received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University (WMU) in 2015. Throughout her schooling, Kelsey gained OT experience in the settings of pediatrics, mental health, hand therapy, and geriatrics. Her passion for hand therapy originated while observing hand therapy services at the DHT Mesa clinic in 2012 and her interest has continued to develop over time. Also during her studies at WMU, Kelsey gained valuable research experience studying the impact of sensor technology in the homes of older adults with Dementia. In addition to her clinical work, Kelsey is a member of American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Arizona Occupational Therapy Association (ArizOTA), and American Society of Hand Therapy (ASHT). She also loves elephants.
North Phoenix Location
Central Phoenix 300 W. Clarendon, Suite 285Phoenix, AZ 85013