Alaska Hand Rehabilitation, Inc.

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Meet the Alaska Hand Rehabilitation Staff

The Alaska Hand Rehabilitation staff consists of licensed Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists who, through advanced continuing education, clinical experience, and independent study, have become proficient in the treatment of pathologies affecting the upper extremity resulting from trauma, disease, and deformity.


Certified Hand Therapists

Our therapists are Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) or they aspire to meet the requirements of certification by acquiring experience in the specialty area to be followed by successful completion of the certification examination. We are also members of the American Society of Hand Therapists an organization closely associated with and supported by the American Society of Hand Surgery.


Linda I. Glick, OTR/L, CHT

Linda I. Glick, OTR/L, CHT

President and our founder, Linda is a graduate of Colorado State University, a Charter Member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and Certified Hand Therapist in 1991. She initiated and grew the OT department for Providence Hospital in the ‘80s. In 1985, she opened Alaska Hand Rehabilitation as Alaska’s first clinic specializing in hand/upper extremity rehabilitation. Graston Trained in 2016. She enjoys dancing, fishing, boating, skiing, travel, and photography.


Jean Keckhut, OTR/L, CHT

Jean Keckhut, OTR/L, CHT

Clinical Director, Jean is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit. Her passion for Hand Therapy began in North Carolina and led to her professional focus on upper extremity rehabilitation with us in 2000. She has been active as President of the Alaska OT Association, with the Hand Therapy Certification Commission, is adjunct faculty with UAA/Creighton doctoral OT curriculum and is Graston Trained and certified in prosthetics training with Touch Bionics. Jean also enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, skiing, and traveling.


Libby Barnaby, OTR/L, CHT

Libby Barnaby, OTR/L, CHT

A proud New Hampshire native and graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Libby was commissioned into the U.S. Army and began her active duty service & OT career in Kansas. She was transferred to Germany where she treated Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom soldiers with upper extremity injuries, skied the Alps, ran marathons and traveled Europe. She completed her 8-year Army career at Ft. Bragg and joined us in January 2009, Graston Trained in 2016.


Sheila King, OTR/L, CHT

Sheila King, OTR/L, CHT

A graduate of the University of Puget Sound, Sheila has been an OT since 1989. After becoming a Certified Hand Therapist in 2001 she worked in hand clinics in WA and IL. In 2016 she moved to AK and joined the team at Alaska Hand Rehabilitation. She is Graston Trained and became certified in Active Release Technique in 2018. Sheila’s passions include working with injured musicians and teaching performing arts students about injury prevention. Outside of work she enjoys exploring Alaska.


Allison Horazdovsky, OTD, OTR/L

Allison Horazdovsky, OTD, OTR/L

A lifelong Alaskan raised in Homer and a graduate of University of Alaska, Anchorage. In May 2017, she was awarded her doctorate of OT from Creighton University after which she joined the Alaska Hand team. She is excited to continue on her path to specialty certification in Hand Therapy. She was Graston Trained in 2016. Outside of work, Allison enjoys fishing, hiking, running, snowboarding, and traveling to warm places in the winter.


Liuslina Sooter, OTR/L, CHT, CLT

Liuslina Sooter, OTR/L, CHT, CLT

Liuslina graduated from Velez College in the Philippines with a degree in occupational therapy in 1998. Before specializing in Hand/Upper Extremity Rehab, Li worked in acute care, sub-acute rehab, outpatient clinics, and school programs in Arizona and New Mexico. She was awarded her Hand Therapy Certification in 2011, Lymphedema Therapy Certification in 2015 and Graston Trained in 2014. She initially worked with Alaska Hand Rehabilitation as a temp for a year in 2012 and rejoined us in 2018.


Tom Robinson, OTD, OTR/L

Tom Robinson, OTD, OTR/L

Tom was raised in Anchorage, graduated from Dimond High School in ‘98, received his BS in Kinesiology in ‘03. Before returning to school for his professional education, Tom pursued his interest in international travel and exploring Alaska for over a decade. He was awarded a doctorate of occupational therapy from Creighton University in May of 2018. Tom became a part of Alaska Hand Rehab in early 2019 and became Graston trained mid-year. When not treating patients, you will likely find Tom on his boat, on A hunting or fishing adventure, or escaping to distant lands.


Amanda Calhoon, OTR/L

Amanda Calhoon, OTR/L

Amanda hails from Arlington VA and received her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Shenandoah University in Virginia in 2004. She began her career in Level 1 trauma, later focusing on the upper quadrant. Amanda worked with us for a year in 2008 and, after establishing her family, returned in 2017 to work per diem. Outside of work, she enjoys wordplay, theatre, backpacking and spending time in the outdoors with her husband Rob and son, Zephyr.


Support Personnel

Beyond hiring skilled, compassionate therapists, we pride ourselves on staffing experienced, caring support personnel who are committed to creating a positive patient experience. Find out more about our non-clinical team members below.

Kristin Peppers, Officer Manager

Kristin Peppers, Officer Manager

Raised in Alaska and graduated from Alaska Career College with a diploma in Insurance Coding and Billing. She joined Alaska Hand in 2017 as a patient/billing coordinator bringing more than a decade of experience as a customer service professional. Recently promoted to Office Manager, Kristin is as charming as she is intelligent. Outside of the office, she loves crafting, sewing, puzzles, cooking, swimming, camping, and watching terrible television with her fiancé.


Liv Steed, Patient Coordinator

Liv Steed, Patient Coordinator

Though not originally from Alaska, but is in love with “The Last Frontier”. In 2018 she brought to Alaska Hand Rehab several years of experience working with the medical field and medical insurance. Liv is an avid outdoors gal and has a bright and vivacious personality to match our summer sun. She enjoys hikes with her dog and boyfriend, baking and tending to her ever-growing garden of indoor plants! Liv loves working with people and promises to try her best to put a smile on your face!


Makenna Wiggins, Therapy Tech

Makenna Wiggins, Therapy Tech

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. A recent graduate of East Anchorage High School, she enjoyed playing soccer and flag football. Makenna plans to attend the physical therapy assistant program at UAA but is soaking up her experience working at Alaska Hand Rehabilitation to learn more about the field. Outside the office, she has a big loving family with multiple nieces and nephews to keep her busy!