Keri Landrieu, LOTR, CHT
Keri Landrieu began practicing hand therapy in 1989. She became interested in hand therapy while in therapy school at Louisiana State University Medical Center. There in the cadaver lab she was intrigued by the biomechanics and function of the anatomical parts of the hand. Upon graduation from therapy school, she took a six month Hand Therapy Fellowship under the tutelage of hand surgeon Harold M. Stokes. She was taught the benefits of a collaborative effort between surgeon and therapist in order to achieve the best outcome. This fellowship and enthusiastic instruction by Dr. Stokes nurtured Keri’s fascination of the hand and firmly established her career choice of hand therapy.
Keri and her business partner, Bonnie T. Lucio established The Hand Rehabilitation Center, Inc in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1993. This private practice quickly grew to have 6 clinic locations. Their private practice was closed after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Keri is currently employed by Pontchartrain Orthopedic and Sports Medicine again working closely with her mentor, Harold Stokes, MD and Southern Orthopaedic Specialists. Her personal life is busy with community involvement and her family, Maurice her husband and 4 children.
Through her career, Keri has been involved with the American Society of Hand Therapists on both a national and state level. She has published research in the area of grip strength and effort. She also enjoys lecturing on hand therapy to students, physicians, and colleagues. Keri has served two terms as an item writer for the Hand Therapy Certification Commission, and she has served on the Examination Committee since 1999. In 2002, Keri was elected to the HTCC board. She has served as the board’s secretary and is currently its treasurer. Additionally, Keri works closely with the HTCC examination committee as Director of Examination Operations.