Occupational therapy at Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence is designed to improve the quality of life for patients so they are able to return to all daily activities after a musculoskeletal condition or injury.
Your OT will develop an individualized treatment plan to improve motion and strength, restore function, and reduce or eliminate pain so you can get back to your usual daily activities. You play an integral role in your care after an injury. Our occupational therapists (OT) work with you to ensure your recovery and rehabilitation meets all of the goals we set at the beginning of treatment.
We invite you to learn more about our occupational therapists.
Angie has practiced hand therapy for over 25 years. After graduating from Western Michigan University in 1996, she started her career in Jackson Hole, WY. In 2001, Angie became a Certified Hand Therapist.
As a military spouse, Angie gained extensive experience working in several world class clinics throughout the country. She is excited to bring her depth of knowledge and experience to CCOE.
Meg Miller is a Certified Hand Therapist with more than 26 years of experience in rehabilitation of the upper extremity. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy in 1995 from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She has a wide range of experience including level one trauma centers, burns, post-surgical care, sports injuries, and cumulative trauma disorders. She has been a member of the CCOE team since 2015.
Charla Stilling-Hayes began her career in health and fitness over 25 years ago as a personal trainer, aerobics and spin instructor, specializing in training triathletes, cyclists and marathon runners. She spent several years as a therapy technician before going back to school to obtain an Associates in Occupational Studies from PIMA Medical Institute Denver in 2014. Since graduating, she focused her career primarily in hand therapy and upper extremity rehabilitation. She recently completed studies to achieve a level III ergonomic assessment specialist certification.
Charla has worked in hand clinics from Boulder to Golden and now Colorado Springs. She is excited to be a part of CCOE, enjoys working with the CCOE team and helping each person she has the opportunity to work with to achieve the best outcome possible.
In her spare time, Charla enjoys spending time with her husband and family, old Jeep trails, mountain biking, hiking and exploring above 8,000 feet.
Kelly is a Colorado native who graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy. She received specialty certification as a certified hand therapist in 2005. Kelly has worked in outpatient rehabilitation in Colorado Springs since 1999. She specializes in custom splinting and orthotics for the upper extremity, treating post-surgical and upper extremity trauma, and rehabilitation. She enjoys treating people of all ages, ranging from 9 days old to 99 years old. In her free time, Kelly takes advantage of all that Colorado has to offer, spending time with family and traveling.
Linda has passionately worked as a hand therapist for over 20 years. She loves the challenge of motivating patients to maximize their functional outcomes. She enjoys working with a team of therapists and surgeons to provide the most effective treatment for each patient. Linda earned her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and completed her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at Boston University. She initially trained at Wake Forest Regional Medical Hand Center before moving to Pennsylvania, where she further honed her skills as a therapist and clinical director in the outpatient hand clinic setting. Linda moved to Colorado in 2011 to pursue her love for the outdoors. She is a certified Pilates instructor and has had success as an amateur figure competitor. She enjoys hiking, running, cycling, weight training, skiing, and traveling when she is not working or teaching pilates.
Bernice is a Colorado Native who was raised on a family farm/ranch in Eastern Colorado. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BS in Biology in 1987 and from Colorado State University with a BS in Occupational Therapy in 1990. She started her hand therapy career on the central coast of California (Santa Maria) before returning to Colorado in 1993. Bernice obtained the status of Certified Hand Therapist in 2002.
In her spare time – she spends time with her granddaughter, finds and sells vintage /mid-century treasures, and is a backyard chicken enthusiast.
Mandi graduated from The University of Texas with a B.S. in Biology in 2016 and from Texas Woman’s University with a Master in Occupational Therapy in 2019. After graduation, Mandi spent 2 years working as a travel therapist in outpatient clinics throughout the United States. She and her husband moved to Colorado Springs in 2021 and she is excited to pursue her passion for hand therapy with the CCOE team. In her free time, Mandi enjoys hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and camping with her husband.
Dani is a graduate of Barton County Community College with an Associates of Applied Science degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She has worked in Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy since 2001. Danielle is skilled in working with trauma and post-surgical patients. Danielle has lived in Colorado since 2000 and enjoys camping, hiking and traveling with her husband.