Karen Roeming, OT, MA, CHT

Title: Director of Occupational Therapy / Certified Hand Therapist

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Occupational Therapy from the University of Missouri in Columbia, 

Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's University. 

 Professional Accomplishments:  Completed research for "Early Mobilization of Extensor Tendon 

Lacerations in Zones III & IV" in 1990 and presented at National Conference Scientific Session in 1991. 

Served on the Board of Directors and Annual Conference Committee for the American Society of 

Hand Therapists. Served as President and Education Chair for the Texas Society of Hand Therapists. 

Served as board member for Hand Therapy Recertification Commission and as item writer for the 

Hand Therapy Certification Exam. She was the co-founder of the DFW Hand Therapy Society. She 

has been a speaker at national, state and local Hand Therapy Society and Occupational Therapy 

educational meetings.

Personal Interests: Karen enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking, camping, reading 

and gardening. She enjoys church activities especially local, national and international service. She is a 

                                                                                                    repeat missioner to Bo, Sierra Leone Africa. She started the Run for Rescue 5k and 1 mile event in 

                                                                                                     2010 and directed the Sponsor-a-Child program for the Child Rescue Center in Sierra Leone, Africa.



Caty Elder, OT, MA

Title:  Occupational Therapist
Education:  Master's in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's University (Dallas)

Clinical Interests:  Musculoskeletal injuries, fractures, and shoulder injuries. She is currently completing a Certification for Manual Therapy of the Upper Quadrant through NAIOMT and has a goal to become a Certified Hand Therapist.
Personal Interests:  Outside of the clinic, Caty enjoys doing yoga, taking her miniature dachshund Pete on walks, cooking and baking with her husband, spending time with family and friends, embroidery, and traveling.


Kim Chiappetta, MS, OTR, CHT

Title: Occupational Therapist/Certified Hand Therapist 

Education:  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hanover College, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Indianapolis.

Clinical Interests and Professional Accomplishments: Kim enjoys treating all types of upper extremity orthopedic conditions and has a special interest in fractures and Thumb CMC arthritis.  She is a contributing author to the Diagnosis and Treatment Manual for Physicians and Therapists (4th /5th Editions).  

Personal Interests: Family time, hiking, reading, working out and having her schnauzer, Heinz, take her to weekly training sessions.



Kandy Kobar, OTR, MOT, CHT

Title: occupational therapist/certified hand therapist, semi-retired 

Education: Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Western Michigan University in 

Kalamazoo Michigan, Master of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s 

University in Denton, Texas. 

Professional accomplishments: Served on the board of the Texas Chapter of the 

American Society of Hand Therapists. Served on conference committees for the 

annual educational conference of The Texas Chapter of ASHT and The Texas 

Society for Hand Therapy. Active member of ASHT, TSHT, and the DFW Hand 

Therapy Society. 

                                                                                Clinical Interests: Fractures, tendon and nerve injuries, ergonomics. 

                                                                                Personal Interests: Travel, hiking, cooking, gardening, dancing,spending time with 

                                                                                family, and friends, volunteering at church, reading, and watching movies.