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Cindy Hartman, MOTR/L, CHT

Cindy Hartman, MOTR/L, CHT


Licensing:National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy, Hand Therapy
Certification Commission
Post Graduate Education:Texas Woman's University, Dallas, TX, Master of Occupational Therapy Degree
University of Nevada Las Vegas, NV, Doctorate of Occupational Therapy — in process
Undergraduate Degree:Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, Bachelor Degree in Business Management, graduated Cum Laude


Cindy Hartman was born in Truckee, California, and spent her childhood in small, remote mountain towns where she learned the value of hard work and developed her love of nature. She headed south to pursue her education, but returned to her beloved Sierra Nevada mountains to build her career.

Cindy attended Texas Woman’s University in Dallas, Texas, to study occupational therapy. While raising her three children there, Cindy was very active in the community, volunteering as a Girl Scout leader, working at local food pantries, helping women and children at homeless shelters, volunteering as a trail and kayak guide, serving local refugees, assisting in school classrooms, and serving on various education boards.

After graduating with a Master of Occupational Therapy, Cindy returned to the Reno Tahoe area. She has worked as an occupational therapist, specializing in occupational hand therapy and upper extremity injuries at various clinics in Truckee and Reno. In 2018, she became a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and is one of the area's few certified specialists. Formal and informal education fill her spare time as she is passionate about neurologic and pain sciences. Her post-professional doctorate degree research is focused on occupational therapy’s role in treating chronic pain through a neuroscience-based approach.

Taking a whole-person approach to treatment, Cindy enjoys getting to know each patient and the stories behind the hands she treats. She is excited to be a part of Great Basin Orthopedics’ therapy team and is committed to quality, personalized patient care.

On any given weekend, Cindy can be found exploring the outdoors. She enjoys mountain biking, backpacking, day hiking, backcountry skiing, kayaking, and horseback riding. She also enjoys running, listening to podcasts, reading, taking road trips, and spending quality time with her friends and family, including her three adult children.

If you are seeking hand occupational therapy in Reno, call Great Basin Orthopaedics at 775.786.1600 for a consultation. As a Certified Hand Therapist, Cindy is skilled in treating all upper extremity conditions, including the wrists, elbows, upper arms, and hands, offering occupational therapy as a comprehensive treatment option.

Very friendly and knowledgeable! Gave detailed information as appointment progressed! Thank you!!!!
Lonnie Shields
I love how smoothly everything runs here. My doctor is amazing the nurse is great too. From checking in, to follow ups to my surgery (ACL) everything went so smoothly and even my post op care. I wish all my doctors outside ortho would go so smoothly! Great job guys!
Sharon B.
If you live in the Reno area, you just can't do better than Great Basin Orthopaedic. I'm someone with knee problems going way back decades, as well as other orthopedic issues, so I think I know what I'm talking about. Don't settle, get the best, go to Great Basin, or, as they call it GBO. I promise you will be glad you did.
Wanda H.
Fixed my sons Right Clubfoot with very mininal treatment compared to other doctors recommendations. Minimal serial casting, No surgery, minimal bracing time. And over a year now with No treatment, and His foot looks perfect. Although I felt rushed along, and sometimes dismissed. I cant complain much, as I also felt the doctor did an excellent job, and wasnt there to screw around or put me through the ringer with extra treatments or procedures. Too many doctors out there seem to try and treat Clubfoot, and do more damage than good. Dont go anywhere else for clubfoot treatment.
Trisha R
It was super convenient having PT at the same place as my surgery because they worked together to help me focus on my goals, to know what I could and couldn’t do and what my limits were. They were available to answer my questions on the spot, which helped the entire process go faster.
Kiley Cryer
Absolutely positive experience!
Catherine Oppio
I was so impressed with the friendly and caring people. I would say it was one of the best appointments for anything I have ever had! Thank you!
Sandy Jennings
Great service. Nice staff. Would recommend to anyone needing knee replacement.
Jil L.

Dr Hayes helps me with my Plantar Fasciitis. He always offers alternative ways to mediate the pain and also takes care of my concerns. I've been going to him for years and he's amazing every time. Thank you!


Doctor Timothy Dooley is the 'ideal' doctor, someone who validates my pain, listens to my problem and treats me with respect and courtesy and he laughed at my silly jokes. Smile and personality that put me at ease! Thank you for being you.

A very efficient run medical facility. Very professional staff who greeted you with a smile and introduced themselves in all interactions with the organization. A model for other medical groups to take notice.
I'm very happy with the doctor and staff and love the nice and big waiting room.
Totally AWESOME STAFF!! You will be glad you used them—you owe it to yourself to check them out, rather than only the HUGE “other” Ortho guys. I tried them both and I am BLESSED that I ended up with GBO. They are passionate about improving your life and helping you fully recover! Six stars out of five, 11 stars out of ten!!
David Michael Bel
It was a great visit. I felt heard and cared for, and left feeling very satisfied. I immediately texted a friend to recommend GBO.
After my great success with Grant after my knee surgery, requested him once again for arthritis issues on both shoulders. While there are still improvements to be made, I feel I have made progress in a very short time, because of Grant’s knowledge & skills in his field! Most important, he cares about his patients & listens to their needs! In addition, Grant makes sure his staff follows through with his instructions & gives the same great care! Many thanks & appreciation to Grant & his staff at GBO!!
It's been a few years since I went here with a broken arm and I can't thank them enough for the excellent care I got!!! I was able to avoid surgery and avoid my arm getting to stiff since he didn't put me in a full cast. The staff was super friendly throughout the whole building from the receptionist, the nurses, the x-ray techs and the dr. Literally everyone had a smile and that's rarer these days
Carissa Byram
Great staff, great service. In and out with answers and a plan.
Lenny Mad
I was amazed that when making the appointment that they were able to see me in two days.

Explained well, attentive to patient needs-so pleased I chose to see Dr. Hayes.

Great Basin Orthopedics repaired my elbow accident and recently performed a total hip replacement. The elbow outcome was excellent using GBO's Physical Therapy services and I am hopeful the hip will be better than new in a short while. Stephen Capel was my therapist for the elbow and is now for my hip. I have full confidence with him.
James Tiner
I have been going to GBO for many years and the staff and doctors are amazing and easy to talk to about your conditions , as well as, procedures if needed.
Sandy Dunn

Dr. Kieckbusch showed me the x-rays and explained the problem and said when I was ready he would correct the problem. Very good personality and explained it so I understood it. Will definitely go back when I'm ready.

Amazing office, professional, staff is happy, website is user friendly and the medical expertise is A++! Keep up the great hard work you all do in helping others.
Polly A.

Always professional, courteous and compelling for me, the patient, to do exercises that enhance performance. I am challenged to exercise Amy's list of items so I can get better through each appointment. VG!

This place has truly been a godsend since my ACL surgery. Amy knows how and when to increase my activity levels. So lucky to have her helping with my recovery.
RedandJodi Muratori