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Faculty Bio
Ginny Gibson
OTD, OTR/L
Professor 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 an Occupational Therapy Doctorate degree with a hand therapy emphasis. She has taught at SMU since 1997 and maintains a clinical practice at Children's Hospital & Research Center of Oakland in the Hand Therapy Clinic. Professor Gibson became a certified hand therapist in 2001.

Professor Gibson volunteers with Health Volunteers Overseas; she travels to Nicaragua where she teaches and provides hand therapy services at Hospital Materno Infantil Fernando Velez Paiz. She is also the Director of Camp WInning Hands, a camp for children and teens with congenital hand differences.
Teaching Interest
Ongoing Research Projects
Constraint induced movement therapy versus bilateral treatment of equal intensity: Video analysis
Comparison of home exercise programs using photographs versus line drawings.
Retrospective review of supracondylar humerus fractures in a pediatric population: referral to therapy
Courses Taught
OT 627 Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics
OT 631 Occupational Adaptations and Introduction to Modalities
OT 632 Advanced Clinical Practice - Children
OT 615 Research Seminar
OT 622 Research Seminar
OT 630 Synthesis Project
Peer Reviewed Publications
Publications

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.

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. 

Presentations

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

American Society of Hand Therapists Annual Conference, 2009 Clinical Reasoning and Physical Agents: Employing and Evidenced Based Approach.

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 Differences.III Congresso Internacional De Cirugia de la Mano, 2006, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Biomechanics of Finger Flexion and Sensory Testing: Two point Discrimination.

American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, 2006, Charlotte, North Carolina. Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Versus Bilateral Treatment of High-Intensity: A Randomized Study.

American Society of Hand Therapists Annual Conference, 2005, San Antonio, TX. Torque Range of Motion.

American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference 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.

Occupational Therapy Association of California, 2002, Oakland, CA. Structure, Function and Pathology of the Upper Limb.

American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, 2001, Philadelphia, PA. Rigid Taping Technique in the Management of the Post-stroke Shoulder Subluxation.
Grants & Fellowships
SMU Research Grant
Professional and Community Service and Professional Memberships
Professional Memberships

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)

Professional Service

Past Co-chair, Elections Committee, ASHT-CA Chapter

Community Service

Co-director, Camp Winning Hands 2010
Director, Camp Winning Hands 2011 - 2014

Contact Info

Name
Ginny Gibson
OTD, OTR/L
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Master Occupational Therapy
Email

Faculty Profile

Ginny Gibson
Ginny
Gibson
OTD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor
Master Occupational Therapy
GGIBSON@samuelmerritt.edu
510-869-6511
Professor 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 an Occupational Therapy Doctorate degree with a hand therapy emphasis. She has taught at SMU since 1997 and maintains a clinical practice at Children's Hospital & Research Center of Oakland in the Hand Therapy Clinic. Professor Gibson became a certified hand therapist in 2001.

Professor Gibson volunteers with Health Volunteers Overseas; she travels to Nicaragua where she teaches and provides hand therapy services at Hospital Materno Infantil Fernando Velez Paiz. She is also the Director of Camp WInning Hands, a camp for children and teens with congenital hand differences.
Ongoing Research Projects
Constraint induced movement therapy versus bilateral treatment of equal intensity: Video analysis
Comparison of home exercise programs using photographs versus line drawings.
Retrospective review of supracondylar humerus fractures in a pediatric population: referral to therapy
OT 627 Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics
OT 631 Occupational Adaptations and Introduction to Modalities
OT 632 Advanced Clinical Practice - Children
OT 615 Research Seminar
OT 622 Research Seminar
OT 630 Synthesis Project
Publications

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.

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. 

Presentations

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

American Society of Hand Therapists Annual Conference, 2009 Clinical Reasoning and Physical Agents: Employing and Evidenced Based Approach.

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 Differences.III Congresso Internacional De Cirugia de la Mano, 2006, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Biomechanics of Finger Flexion and Sensory Testing: Two point Discrimination.

American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, 2006, Charlotte, North Carolina. Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Versus Bilateral Treatment of High-Intensity: A Randomized Study.

American Society of Hand Therapists Annual Conference, 2005, San Antonio, TX. Torque Range of Motion.

American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference 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.

Occupational Therapy Association of California, 2002, Oakland, CA. Structure, Function and Pathology of the Upper Limb.

American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, 2001, Philadelphia, PA. Rigid Taping Technique in the Management of the Post-stroke Shoulder Subluxation.
SMU Research Grant
Professional Memberships

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)

Professional Service

Past Co-chair, Elections Committee, ASHT-CA Chapter

Community Service

Co-director, Camp Winning Hands 2010
Director, Camp Winning Hands 2011 - 2014

History

Member for
6 years 11 months