Donald Greg Pitts, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Greg Pitts is a founding partner of Kentucky Hand & Physical Therapy. He received his first degree, a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, from Eastern Kentucky University in 1986. After graduation, Greg was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant 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 Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from EKU in 1992 and immediately began practice in an outpatient orthopedic setting. Here he received 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 a well-known physician’s practice. He worked closely with 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/coauthored 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 now includes 5 stand alone clinics and 2 satellite clinics, and is a recognized leader in the performance of innovative and results-oriented rehabilitation in Central Kentucky.
Greg is the current owner of the private practice Commonwealth Hand Therapy located at 330 Waller Ave in Lexington, Kentucky. A 4,000 square foot facility with a focus on state of the art care for traumatic hand injuries. Commonwealth Hand Therapy is a regional Rehabilitation Center for Central and Eastern Kentucky. The clinic also provides training and research.
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. He has served as President of the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association; American Hand Therapy Foundation Board of Directors
MEMBERSHIPS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Hand Therapist; American Society of Hand Therapists; American Occupational Therapy Association; Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association; Deep Physical Agent Modality Certification; Hand Therapy Certification Exam Committee
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 Christ the King Church. He enjoys outdoor activities, particularly hunting and fishing.