Certified Hand Therapists

Commonwealth Hand and Physical Therapy is an outpatient rehabilitation practice that specializes in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation as well as complete Physical Therapy services. As Certified Hand Therapists (CHT’s), our specialists have the highest levels of training in the profession for treating the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Our facilities are equipped to offer our patients an excellent opportunity to reach their optimal functional abilities.

To our patients, we commit to providing the most effective, clinically superior occupational therapy humanly possible at a fair price. The measure of our success will be found in the trust we build and in the hearts of those we heal.

To our employees, we commit to providing a positive, respectful, and fair work environment. We will invest in their professional growth to ensure a compassionate and knowledgeable team of professionals. The virtues of integrity, honesty, and loyalty will make up the moral fiber that bonds us.

Dr. Donald Greg Pitts

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Greg Pitts is the founder and owner of Commonwealth Hand & Physical Therapy. He received his first degree, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, from Eastern Kentucky University in 1986. After graduation, Greg was commissioned an Officer in the U.S. Army where he served four years of active duty. From 1990 to 1996, Greg continued his military service as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Greg received his Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from EKU in 1992 and immediately began practice in an outpatient orthopedic setting. Here he received extensive mentorship and training in hand therapy, ergonomics, and industrial rehabilitation. In 1995, Greg became the Clinical Director for On-Site Rehabilitation for Toyota Motor Manufacturing.

In 1996, Greg accepted a position as the Director of Occupational Therapy for Dr. Ralph Herms, a well-known hand surgeon. He worked closely with many renowned hand and orthopedic surgeons and in 1997 became a Certified Hand Therapist. He went on to become the Hand Program Coordinator for Easter Seals Kentucky. During this time, Greg also served on the graduate faculty of EKU. He became a well-known lecturer in the areas of hand therapy, industrial rehabilitation, and ergonomics. He has authored/co-authored numerous book chapters and research articles which have been published in prestigious medical journals.

In 2002, Greg reached another career goal when he opened Kentucky Hand & Physical Therapy in a small 700-square-foot basement office. The company quickly grew in size and reputation. KHPT included 5 stand-alone clinics and 2 satellite clinics and was a recognized leader in the performance of innovative and results-oriented rehabilitation in Central Kentucky.

Greg is the current owner of four Commonwealth Hand & Physical Therapy private practices located in Lexington, Georgetown, and Berea Kentucky. The clinics focus on state-of-the-art care for traumatic hand injuries, cumulative trauma disorders, and total body pathologies that inhibit occupational Performance. Commonwealth Hand & Physical Therapy is a Regional Rehabilitation Center for Central and Eastern Kentucky. The clinic also provides training for up to 25 interns per year and active research with the University of Kentucky, Spalding University, and Eastern Kentucky University.

Awards and Recognition

Greg has received numerous awards and recognitions in his professional life, including Kentucky Outstanding Occupational Therapist of the Year for 1995-1996. Outstanding Alumnus EKU Occupational Therapy 2002, and Member of the Riordan Hand Society 2006. He has served as President of the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association and American Hand Therapy Foundation Board of Directors.

Memberships and Certifications

Certified Hand Therapist; National Chair American Hand Therapy Foundation; Board of Directors hand therapy certification commission; American Society of Hand Therapists; American Occupational Therapy Association; American Association for Surgery of the Hand; Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association; Deep Physical Agent Modality Certification; Hand Therapy Certification Exam Committee

Personal Information

Greg’s home life is as exciting as his work life. He is a native of Berea, Kentucky. He lives in Lexington with his wife and six children (five girls and a boy) and is an active member of Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Church. He enjoys outdoor activities, particularly hunting and fishing.

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