Dr. Gibson has taught at SMU since 1997 and maintains a clinical practice at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland where she is a Senior Occupational Therapist. Professor Gibson became a certified hand therapist in 2001.
She volunteers with Health Volunteers Overseas; she travels to Nicaragua where she teaches and provides hand therapy services at Hospital Infantil Manuel de Jesus Rivera "La Mascota". Dr. Gibson is also the Director of Camp WInning Hands, a camp for children and teens with congenital hand differences.
Dr. Gibson is a graduate of San Jose State University where she recieved both a BS and MS degree in Occupational Therapy. She recently graduated from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions where she obtained a post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate degree with a hand therapy emphasis.
Academic Year 2016-2017
OT 622 Research Seminar
OT 630 Synthesis Project
OT 631 Occupational Adaptations and Introduction to Modalities
OT 709 Introduction t Professional Documentation
OT 720 Advanced Research Methods
OT 727 Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics
Ongoing Research Projects
Constraint induced movement therapy versus bilateral treatment of equal intensity: Video analysis
Retrospective review of supracondylar humerus fractures in a pediatric population: Referral to therapy
Self-concept and health related quality of life in children with congenital anomalies of the upper extremity and hand camp
Hand support during Semmes Weinstein monofilament testing in 3-6 year old children
Hayner, K., Gibson, G, & Giles, G. (2010). Comparison of constraint-induced movement therapy and bilateral treatment of equal intensity in people with chronic upper-extremity dysfunction after cerebrovascular accident. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64(4):528-39.
American Association of Anatomists annual meeting, 2015, An Aberrant Pronator Quadratus with Possible Flexor Function at the Wrist. Poster presentation.
American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, 2015, Infusing High-Fidelity Simulations into Occupational Therapy Education: A Model for Curriculum Development. Poster Presentation.
American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, 2014, Therapy vs. Bilateral Treatment: Therapist’s Blinded Ratings of Functional Ability and Movement Quality. Poster session.
American Society of Hand Therapists annual conference, 2009, Clinical Reasoning and Physical Agents: Employing and Evidenced Based Approach.
American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, 2006, Charlotte, North Carolina. Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Versus Bilateral Treatment of High-Intensity: A Randomized Study.
Differences.III Congresso Internacional De Cirugia de la Mano, 2006, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Biomechanics of Finger Flexion and Sensory Testing: Two point Discrimination.
American Society of Hand Therapists annual conference, 2005, San Antonio, TX. Torque Range of Motion.
American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, 2005, Long Beach, CA. Rising to the Challenge: Children with Congenital Hand Differences.
American Society of Hand Therapists annual conference, 2003, Hollywood, CA. Rising to the Challenge: Children with Congenital Hand Differences.
American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, 2001, Philadelphia, PA. Rigid Taping Technique in the Management of the Post-stroke Shoulder Subluxation.
Gibson, G. (2015). Goniometry. In J. MacDermid, G. Solomon, & K. Valdez (Ed.). ASHT Clinical Assessment Recommendations (3rd ed.). American Society of Hand Therapists.
Gibson, G. (2015). Therapy management of congenital anomalies of the upper extremity. In D. R. Laub (Ed.), Congenital anomalies of the upper extremity (pp. 59 – 72). New York, NY: Springer.
Gibson, G. (2010). Peripheral nerve injuries. In M. Cameron & L. Monroe (Eds.), Physical rehabilitation for the physical therapist assistant (pp. 276 - 292). St. Louis: Saunders.
Gibson, G. (2007) Peripheral Nerve Injury. In Cameron, MH & Monroe, L. (eds) Physical Rehabilitation - Evidence-Based Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company.
SMU Research Grant 2015
SMU Research Grant 2009
Occupational Therapy Association of California annual conference, 2014, Evaluation of and Intervention for Children with Common Congenital Hand Differences.
Basic Hand Splinting. 2012. Ensign Group.
Therapy Following Tendon Transfer, 2011, California Childrens Services, Alameda County.
Northern California Hand Therapy Special Interest Group, 2010, Pleasant Hill, CA. Hand Therapy for Little Hands: A Pediatric Focus
Children’s Hospital & Research Center of Oakland and Department of Pediatrics, University of Padova, Italy, 2008, Oakland, CA. Promoting Bone Health in MPS VI: Framing New Therapies. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sensory Testing and Mucopolysaccharide Diseases.
American Society of Hand Therapists Review Course, 2006, Oakland, CA. Topics: Superficial Physical Agent Modalities and Ultrasound, Congenital Limb
Occupational Therapy Association of California, 2002, Oakland, CA. Structure, Function and Pathology of the Upper Limb.
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC)
American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT)
American Society of Hand Therapist - California Chapter (ASHT-CA Chapter)
Elections Committee. American Society of Hand Therapists - California Chapter. 2011, 2012
By-Laws Co-Chair. American Society of Hand Therapists - California Chapter. 2012
Hand Therapy Certification Committee Practice Analysis Task Force (PATF). 2008, 2014.
Co-director, Camp Winning Hands 2010
CarFit 2014, 2016
Director, Camp Winning Hands 2011 - 2016