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Laurie Humiston, OTR/L, CHT

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Laurie Humiston, OTR/L, CHT, has practiced in the care of upper extremity orthopedic injury for nearly 20 years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy. She believes education is critical in helping her patients understand their injury and rehab course. This empowers them with the tools and confidence they need to be successful in their recovery. As one of the founders of TCO’s mentorship program, she has broadened her passion for education to the benefit of growing a strong, skills-based team of Hand Therapists within TCO. She enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, knitting, doing yoga and teaching.


Clinical Education
Holistic, personalized rehab of complex upper extremity injuries


Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, University of Minnesota (2000)
Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University (1997)

Professional Certifications

National Board of Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)(1997)
Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) by Hand Therapy Certification Commission (2007)
Graston Technique Certified

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT)
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA)

Achievements and Awards

Golden Key National Honor Society


Chapter editor:
Hand Rehabilitation: A quick reference guide and review, 4th ed. In print.
American Occupational Therapy Association Conference Poster 2000. Normative Data for Upper Extremity Performance Test for the Elderly (TEMPA), age 20-29. Presented in Philadelphia, PA.