Meet Our Staff
Annette Berka, OTR/L, CHT
Annette received her B.S. Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida in 1985. She spent the next two years working in general rehabilitation and hand therapy in South Florida before moving to Arizona in 1988. She joined Desert Hand Therapy six months after its inception and worked as the clinical director for one of their busiest offices in the Valley. Annette ventured into independent practice for five years before returning to Desert Hand Therapy in 2014. She is passionate about patient care and building relationships with her patients and their medical team for the best outcomes. In addition to her clinical work with Desert Hand, she is an active member of ASHT.
Ashley Moody, MOTR/L
Ashley has been practicing hand therapy since 2017. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and exercise science from California State University Sacramento she moved to Tennessee. While living in Tennessee Ashley earned her Masters of Science in occupational therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and discovered her passion for treating the hand and upper extremity. Immediately after graduating Ashley began working as a hand therapist in Las Vegas, Nevada, and joined the Desert Hand and Physical Therapy team in 2018; where she continues working towards her goal of becoming a certified hand therapist. Ashey’s hobbies outside of work include history, watching football, and hiking with her husband and two dogs.
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