Meet the Staff

The Charleston Hand Therapy Center Team

Elizabeth de Herder MBA, OTR/L, CHT

  • Founder / Owner of Charleston Hand Therapy Center 2013.
  • Co-Owner of Carolina Hand Therapy for 13 years.
  • 35 years of hand and upper extremity treatment experience
  • Certified Hand Therapist, 1991 
  • Author of Evidence Based Hand and Upper Extremity Protocols, 2015
  • Author of Evidence Based Hand and Upper Extremity Protocols, second edition, 2020
  • Chartered Member of the American Society of Hand Therapist, 1989
  • Legislation and Reimbursement Division, American Society of Hand Therapist 2013-Present 
  • Government and Payer Relations Division Director for the American Society of Hand Therapists 2002-2003
  • National Board of Accreditation for Orthotic Suppliers, Board of Directors  2006-2014
  • ASHT L code Task Force- Medicare adopted 13 new HCPCS Level II codes, 2006-2007
  • Founder and President of the South Carolina Chapter of American Hand Therapists 1996-1998
  • Medicare Intermediary Advisory Committee Member for Occupational Therapy, 2001
  • Published chapter in American Society of Hand Therapy Clinical Assessment Recommendations. 1992
  • Clinical Faculty, Occupational Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Clinical Faculty, Occupational Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Laura Cramer, OTR/L,CHT
  • Clinical  Supervisor, 2017
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from MUSC
  • 4 years experience in the hand and upper extremity therapy specialty
  • Certified Hand Therapist, 2018
  • Associate member of the American Society of Hand Therapists
  • Clinical Faculty, Occupational Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina
  • 4 years prior healthcare experience as CNA
Joshua Morrisette, OTR/L
  • Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine
  • 3 year of experience in the hand and upper extremity speciality
  • Associate member of the American Society of Hand Therapists, 2017-Present
  • Specializing in the upper extremity rehabilitation from 2016-present
  • Medical mission trip for occupational therapy services, Peru, 2015
  • Student Occupational Therapy Association Board member, Activities Chair 2015




Alex Costner, OTR/L
  • Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine
  • 1 year of experience in the hand and upper extremity 
  • Associated member of the American Society of Hand Therapist, 2018-Present
  • Specialising in the upper extremity rehabilitation from 2018-Present 
  • Medical mission trip for occupational therapy services, Costa Rica, 2017

 





 





Laura- Office Manager
  • 19 years medical billing and collections experience
  • 12 years medical office management experience
  • HIPAA privacy officer