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About Us

The Fort Lauderdale Hand Clinic (FLHC) was founded in 1981 and is a private, therapist-owned, outpatient hand therapy facility specializing in the treatment of patients who have had surgery, disease or injury involving the upper extremity including the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, upper arm and shoulder areas.

Robin E. Miller, OTR/L, CHT

Owner, Clinical Director

Robin received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.  She is a founding member of the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) and became Certified in Hand Therapy in 1991 at the inception of certification.  Her formative years were spent working at Jackson Memorial Hospital with William E. Burkhalter, MD.  She remains an active member of ASHT and has served on the Board of Directors.  She Chaired the Denver Annual Meeting in 2015.  She is the Owner/Clinical Director of the Fort Lauderdale Hand Clinic which was founded in 1981.

Chris W. Smethie, OTR/L, CHT

Assistant Clinical Director

Chris completed her education in occupational therapy in 1979 at the Medical College of Virginia.  She successfully completed the hand certification exam in 1991.  She is a charter active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and is the Assistant Clinical Director at the Fort Lauderdale Hand Clinic, where she has practiced since 1981.

Patricia S. Davis, OTR/L, CHT

Patricia is a graduate of Florida International University and is an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist with more than forty years of experience in specialized upper extremity rehabilitation. She is a founding member of the American Society of Hand Therapists.

Martha I. Handler, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Martha has worked as an occupational therapist since 1978 and has been a certified hand therapist since 1991. She graduated from Tufts University - Boston School of Occupational Therapy and began her career in occupational therapy at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. In 2003, she earned her doctorate in occupational therapy from Nova Southeastern University.