Meet Our Hand Therapists

Josh Ramos

Joshua Ramos, OTR/L, CEAS

Joshua Ramos, OTR/L, CEAS, is a Registered, Licensed Occupational Therapist and Hand Therapist. Joshua joined FORM Ortho in July 2014. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science in 2012, and a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 2013, both from the Dominican University of California. Joshua is also a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist and has performed ergonomic onsite evaluations, allowing companies to provide their employees with a safe workplace and reducing workplace injuries. Additionally, he is currently pursuing his Hand Therapy Certification.

At FORM Ortho, Joshua enjoys meeting so many different types of people and hearing their stories. He often explains to his patients that an injury/condition doesn’t define them and that they don’t always have to stop doing the things they love to do because of them. In his practice, Joshua has incorporated the use of musical instruments with musicians to assist in desensitization, coordination, strengthening, and regaining motion of the hand and upper extremity.

When not at work, Joshua enjoys DJaying and playing, producing, and writing music. 


Kelly Trautman

Kelly Trautman, MOT, OTR/L, CHT

Kelly Trautman, MOT, OTR/L, CHT, is a Registered, Licensed Occupational Therapist and Hand Therapist. Kelly joined FORM Ortho in December 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science degree from Colorado State University in 2014, and a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh in June 2016. She obtained her Certification in Hand Therapy in November 2019.

Kelly enjoys working with patients of all ages with a focus on successful participation in occupations and activities, including return to work, hobbies and interests, and any meaningful activity to the patient. She completed her Fieldwork II clinical experience in Hand Therapy at OrthoCarolina Physical Therapy in Charlotte, North Carolina where she gained advanced knowledge and clinical skills to evaluate and treat upper extremity conditions. Kelly values a holistic view of treatment and enjoys working with patients to help them achieve their goals and get back to the activities that are meaningful to them.

When not at work, Kelly enjoys painting, hiking, and spending time at the beach.


Emily Hartnett

Emily Hartnett, OTR/L

Emily Hartnett, OTR/L, is a Registered, Licensed Occupational Therapist who specializes in hand therapy. She received her Bachelor of Health Science and Master’s of Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. She completed her Level II Fieldwork in West Orange, New Jersey and Denver, Colorado. She enjoys all aspects of orthopedics, especially working with patients with joint stiffness, for example, from arthritis or after an injury. 

Emily loves working with pediatric patients and appreciates the opportunity of being able to work closely with all her patients to push them and encourage them to work past their comfort zones to reach their treatment goals.

When not at work, Emily enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and crocheting.


Troy Shelton

Troy Shelton, OTR/L, CHT, CEAS II

Tory Shelton, OTR/L, CHT, CEAS II, is a Registered, Licensed Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist. She completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at Carroll College in Helena, Montana and received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at the University of Washington in Seattle. Additionally, Troy is a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist II, a Level 1 Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and a Certified Emotion Code and Body Code Practitioner. She is also certified in Graston Technique and Reposturing. Her clinical interests include orthopedics and cumulative trauma.

Troy has been in practice for 24 years as an Occupational Therapist, and 14 years as a Certified Hand Therapist. She enjoys helping people return to what is important to them in their lives, empowering them in their healing, and providing them with education and strategies to maximize their well-being. In her practice, she often advises her patients to listen to what their body is telling them, respect it, and seek help when needed to optimize recovery.

When she is not at work, Troy enjoys studying holistic health practices, spending time with her family, and spending time outdoors.


Rita Thomas

Rita Thomas, OTR/L, CHT

Rita Thomas, OTR, CHT, is a Registered, Licensed Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist. She completed her undergraduate studies at San Jose State University and completed her Hand Therapy Clinical Training Program at Loma Linda University.

At FORM Ortho, Rita enjoys helping her patients recover from illness or injury to facilitate functional independence and a return to their previous lifestyle. In her practice, she emphasizes to her patients the importance of doing their Home Exercise Program on a daily basis, as it really speeds up recovery.

When not at work, Rita enjoys reading, knitting, crocheting, and her daily walks with her German Shepherd, Remi.


Kevin Yeung

Kevin Yeung, OTR/L

Kevin Yeung, OTR/L, is a Registered, Licensed Occupational Therapist and Hand Therapist. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California – Davis and earned a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine.  His clinical interests include custom-fabricated orthotics, kinesiology taping, and working with pediatric patients.

As a physical therapist, Kevin enjoys having the opportunity to see the progress that patients achieve from beginning to end and the impact that it makes on their quality of life. He always advises his patients to take one day at a time, and not to get overwhelmed by what they cannot control. Rehabilitation takes time.

When not at work, Kevin enjoys hiking, running, and finding new restaurants to eat at in the Bay Area.