Meet Our Staff
Allie Cammarata, OTR/L
Alexandra graduated from Lasell College in 2009 with a B.A. in Psychology and Early Intervention. She received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Midwestern University in 2019. While in grad school, she traveled abroad on a medical mission trip to Guatemala to work with underserved populations with orthopedic conditions. Additionally, her love for art and science led to published anatomy illustrations in the latest orthotics textbook, Orthotic Design and Fabrication for the Upper Extremity: A Practical Guide.
She found her passion for hand therapy during her advanced orthotics course and her clinical rotation at the Desert Hand & Physical Therapy location in Mesa. In her spare time, she enjoys being creative, discovering new hiking trails, staying active, and trying new recipes.
Donna M. Gilbert, OTR/L, CHT
Donna attended Kearney State in Nebraska and the University of Nebraska in Omaha before obtaining her B.S. in Occupational Therapy at Loma Linda University in California in 1992. She has enjoyed working in the specialty field of Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation for the past 23 years in Kansas City and Phoenix areas. She obtained her Hand Therapy Certification in 2001.
She joined the team at Desert Hand Therapy in 2001. She continues to treat patients daily as well as manage our North Phoenix, Glendale, and Estrella offices. She is an active member of AOTA, AriZota, NBCOT, and ASHT. Currently, she is the Legislative Co-chair for the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association.
Joy Ramsey, MS, PT
Joy graduated from Sanford University in 1989 and earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama Birmingham in 1991. For over 29 years, she has worked at in-house rehabs, outpatient clinics, school systems, and home health addressing a variety of diagnoses as it applies specifically to every age group. This includes patients with strokes, head and spinal injuries, work injuries, amputees, orthopedic procedures, sports weekend warrior injuries, back, shoulder & neck pain, TMJ issues, and developmental delays.
In June 2015, Joy joined the Desert Hand & Physical Therapy team as a hand therapist, while also developing a full-body PT program at the Estrella office.
Her hobbies include golf, gardening, travel, and spending time with family. Joy is native to Nashville, TN. She has practiced PT in Birmingham AL, Naples FL, and Phoenix AZ for the last 20 years.
Rachel Wood, PT, DPT
Rachel graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2017 after studying Kinesiology and Health Promotion. She then continued to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May of 2020. She has a passion for orthopedic physical therapy as well as treating vestibular and sports conditions.
Rachel is new to the Phoenix area and joined the Desert Hand and Physical Therapy team in July of 2020. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Sarah Martin, PTA
Sarah graduated from San Diego State University where she studied Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Athletic Training. In 2011 she became a Certified Athletic Trainer and worked with a variety of high school and collegiate athletes. In 2014 she continued her education at Gateway Community College in Phoenix where she earned her certificate as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
Sarah enjoys giving back to her profession and serves as a Clinical Instructor for Physical Therapist Assistant students. She is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is looking forward to expanding her skill set and knowledge through their Advance Proficiency Pathway (APP) program. In her spare time, she enjoys backpacking, camping, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Estrella 1860 N. 95th Lane, Suite 105
Phoenix, AZ 85037