Camie Judge is a certified hand therapist with more than 10 years of experience. Originally from San Diego, CA, Camie moved to Arizona before high school where she eventually attended Arizona State University. In 2000, Camie graduated from the university with honors and a Bachelor of Science in exercise science. She then moved to Boston, the town of her beloved Red Sox, and attended Tufts University where she received her master’s degree in occupational therapy in 2005.
While at Tufts, Camie was one of two graduate candidates in her class to complete and defend a master's thesis. She concentrated her qualitative research efforts on the older adult population, specifically older adult women successfully aging in place. During such time, she also completed additional electives through the Massachusetts General Hospital for the specialty of hand and upper extremity rehabilitation.
These undertakings were followed by a hand therapy clinical placement at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, and an orthopedics placement at the New England Baptist Hospital. After graduation, Camie worked for Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) as both a full-time hand therapist and as the student program coordinator for placement of graduate occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT), and speech pathology (SLP) students completing their clinicals with CHA.
During her nearly 8-year history with Desert Hand Therapy, Camie contributed to the development of a unique pivoting orthosis for post-scaphoid injuries of the wrist, devised a counter-force orthosis for A2/A4 pulley injuries of the finger, and continued to host graduate OT students from area schools and surrounding states.
Now with Arizona Bone and Joint Specialists, a division of OrthoArizona, for the last 3 years, she continues to treat patients with upper quadrant pre and post-operative diagnoses, as well as welcome and mentor OT students from area schools, as well as those observing in their pre-professional phase. Most recently, she has accepted the role of adjunct faculty member for Midwestern University, assisting with the upper extremity course teachings.
In addition, Camie is an active member of ASHT, contributing as an invited member of the Practice Division & Advocacy Committee. When she's not working with patients or teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband, David, and their three children.