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Cindy Hartman, OT, CHT

Cindy Hartman, OT, CHT


Licensing:National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy
Certification in Hand Therapy
Post Graduate Education:Texas Woman's University, Dallas, TX, Master of Occupational Therapy Degree
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 graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree from the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University.

In a small town, near Dallas, Texas, Cindy spent several years volunteering while her kids were young, serving as a Girl Scout leader, working at a local food pantry, helping homeless women and children at a shelter, volunteering as a trail and kayak guide at a science museum and nature sanctuary, helping in the classroom at her children’s schools, and serving on the gifted and talented education association board.

After spending time in her brothers physical and occupational therapy clinic, and seeing people’s lives change through the efforts of the therapists, Cindy became fascinated by the rehabilitation process and decided to become an Occupational Therapist, specializing in hand therapy.

Cindy graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, then returned to the Sierra Nevada Mountains of her youth to build her career. She has worked as an Occupational Therapist, specializing in hand therapy and upper extremity injuries, at the Center for Health and Sports Performance in Truckee and at Nevada Hand Therapy in Reno. Her enthusiasm for learning and education continues as she prepares to take her Certified Hand Therapy exam within the next year. Cindy prides herself in getting to know each of her patients and the stories behind the hands she is treating. 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 backpacking, day hiking, snow skiing, mountain biking, horseback riding and hunting. She also enjoys running, yoga, road biking and taking road trips. She continues to enjoy being a mother and spending time with her kids. Her oldest daughter is attending college in Sacramento and her two youngest are finishing high school in Reno.

The x-ray tech Kathy was a pleasure. I was crying from the pain and she even took the time out to hug me.
Prompt professional knowledgeable service encountered from all staff members very patient oriented practice. Very pleased with my visit.
Mary B.
I was never a patient, but as an intern I enjoyed my time working here. The Doctors who run the practice are top notch. Work environment is structured organized and cheerful. I was offered a position but they couldn't get it approved but they gave me the help I needed to get my degree!
Austin Noriega
the staff at Great Basin is excellent from the phone, front desk, nurses and x-ray tech. very pleasant to deal with.
Great care from all levels!!! Excellent care from the emergency room to rehab! Follow-up care will be excellent, also!!! Excellent care, excellent recovery, makes healing much faster, perfect recipe!!!
I'm very happy with the doctor and staff and love the nice and big waiting room.
I have been a patient of both Dr. Fyda and Dr. Hayes. Both doctors were thorough and knowledgeable in all facets of my care. I felt very comfortable and confident knowing I was in well-trained hands.
Shannon S.
This place is amazing! I am telling everyone I know!
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
I hurt my foot playing softball last summer. My friend referred me to Great Basin Orthopaedics. The doctors were super nice, and the employees were super nice, too. I hope to be back on the softball field this summer.
Kelly M.
My son was seriously injured in a skateboarding accident. The hospital said nothing was broken and sent him home telling him to follow up with an orthopedic specialist. He did not have insurance but was in process of getting some as he just moved to Nevada and no long qualified on mine. I called all the orthopedic clinics I could find they all said they would not see him. Finally one said OK in Sept. Even though I told them he could not use his arm at all and was in incredible pain. Get some insurance and call back. I offered to self pay for him still no. I finally found Great Basin. They were the kindest most helpful people I had talked to anywhere. They got him in within 4 days. The cost was exactly what they said. They then counseled him on where and how to get some insurance. When I followed up with them the next day they explained how they had applied the payment I had sent and his situation regarding insurance. I understood he was going to need insurance for any major treatment. We just needed to have his arm examined and get a professional opinion and make sure letting it go, while we got insurance, was not going to cause more damage. Great Basin is the first medical facility I've had to deal with in the last two years that has actually treated us like living beings. I am so appreciative. Thank you for helping us.
Kacee Casto
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.
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
I'm very pleased with everything they have done for me.
Betty T.
Great service. Nice staff. Would recommend to anyone needing knee replacement.
Jil L.
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
I was amazed that when making the appointment that they were able to see me in two days.
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
Our daughter broke her arm twice and was seen by Dr. Lilyquist. He is patient, kind, and explained things well to us.
Ashley G
It was a great visit. I felt heard and cared for, and left feeling very satisfied. I immediately texted a friend to recommend GBO.
Gracias por toda la ayuda durante la visita.
The referral to the Physical Therapy Specialists was great! I really appreciate the efficiency of this practice in terms of taking me back at my scheduled appointment time, efficiency through x-ray, and not having to wait for the doctor. These attributes really made the experience.
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.
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.
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.