Meet Our Staff

 Candy Diamond-Krupitsky MS, OTR/L, CHT received her Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Shenandoah University. She received futher training in the rehabilitation of traumatic hand injuries at the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Candy spent several years in practice at a sports medicine and rehabilitation facility where she specialized in upper extremity rehabilitation. Mrs. Diamond-Krupitsky has earned the distinguished credentials of Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) demonstrating the advanced knowledge in all areas of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. She established Hands On Therapy in 2001 to address the occupational therapy and hand therapy needs in the community. Candy has a special interest in working with patients with unexplained upper extremity pain, lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and has an unusual appreciation for treating radial nerve pain. This passion to treat these conditions developed when Candy was diagnosed with tennis elbow. After 7 months of treatment utilizing traditional protocols including splinting, iontophoresis and exercise the pain persisted.  Frustrated with her lack of progress, Candy turned to more innovative techniques of muscle balancing, and joint corrections to decrease neural tension and pain; 3 weeks later her pain was resolved and full strength was realized. Energized by these new techniques, Candy sought out additional training and also gained the credentials of Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner. These techniques are now utilized by all the therapists at Hands On Therapy.  Their treatment philosophy is therapy should not be painful to be effective.  Candy collaborates with many practitioners in the community, including orthopedists, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, physiatrists, rheumatologists, plastic surgeons, and hand surgeons; taking a team approach to resolving pain.  

 Tara Carloni MOT, OTR/L, CHT has been an integral therapist at Hands On Therapy since 2002. Tara received her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's University in Houston and began her training at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital. Mrs. Carloni continued her commitment to upper extremity rehabilitation at the Curtis National Hand Center and at Luminus Health and has earned the coveted credentials of CHT. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Tara enjoys traveling, working out and loves going to concerts. 

Sarah Nepini, OTD, OTR/L graduated with a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Towson University.  Sarah's passion for weight training and resolving pain in the gym enthusiast has prompted her to create the "Gains without Pain" program at Hands On Therapy. She is proficient in the evaluation and treatment of upper extremity pain and post-surgical rehabilitation of the orthopedic patient as well as the rehabilitation of the neurological patient.  Sarah is skilled in problem solving upper extremity pain in the young athlete and is passionate about providing appropriate exercise and proximal training to prevent pain and dysfunction throughout the lifespan. Sarah was a collegiate volleyball player and grew up playing tennis. She continues her love of sports playing soccer and has found a new interest in Muay Thai. 

Erin Waters, MS, OTR/L received her master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson University. Prior to graduation she spent several years working with lymphedema patients at the GBMC lymphedema center.  Erin has a passion for art and ceramics. Her keen eye for detail is evident throughout her evaluation process when observing patients musculoskeletal alignment. While working at Hands On Therapy Erin has added to her toolbox utilizing kinesiotape and manual treatment to impact fascia and neural tension. Erin enjoys developing meaningful exercises and activities specific to each patients interests.

Katelyn Kerr OTD, OTR/L graduated from Towson University with a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Katelyn's previous experience in a multi-level care setting has provided her with a passion to ensure her upper extremity patients have the adaptations and skills necessary for independence and aging in place.  Katelyn is gentle in her approach and is compassionate in her care of the post-surgical patient.  She is fulfilled when her patients leave the clinic with a reduction in pain and improvement in their daily activities.  In her free time Katelyn. enjoys reading, running, hiking and listening to music.   

Lauri Jenkins is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with a bachelor's degree in history and psychology.  She has found her home at Hands On Therapy and has over 25 years of experience working in community settings, hospitals and cognitive/vocation rehabilitation programs.  Lauri takes a holistic approach to the upper extremity and is skilled in the treatment of pain utilizing soft tissue techniques including guasha and tuning fork to address fascial restrictions and swelling. Lauri's interest in healing and her inquisitive nature keeps her searching for innovative ideas to treat her patients. When she's not at Hands On Therapy, she is likely decorating, running, or growing orchids. Lauri loves her cats and has found a new passion in pickleball!

Alyssa Rose COTA is a recent graduate of CCBC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program and holds a bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies and Linguistics from Towson University.  She realized the importance of the hand when working with the Deaf community.  Alyssa loves finding innovative ways to treat and support her clients, reducing their pain and improving their independence.  Hands on Therapy was fortunate to have Alyssa with us for her clinical rotations and even luckier when she decided to accept a full time position to continue her passion in working with the upper extremity population. When she isn’t working, Alyssa juggles a multitude of hobbies like kayaking, rollerblading, or hiking with her dog, riding motocross, reading or playing music. 

Our Office Administrator, Shannon and Office Assistant Marci, and our Techs Laura and Bella welcome our clients to the facility. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure you are treated with respect and dignity and help to provide a calm, comforting and healing environment. (under construction)


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