Kimberly Alquist, Clinic Owner, OTR/L, CHT, CKTP
Certified Hand Therapist / Clinic Owner
Kimberly has over 20 years of experience in pediatric occupational therapy and hand therapy with both pediatric and adult populations. She is a University of Washington graduate with affiliations in pediatrics, psychiatry, physical disabilities, and orthopedic hand rehabilitation. Kimberly helped standardize the ETCH (Evaluation Tool of Children Handwriting).
Her interests include the study of the upper extremity kinematics in relation to development which lead her to a post-graduate independent study involving dissection of anatomy at the University of Washington. She has worked in school settings, private practice, and acute orthopedic hand surgery rehabilitation.
Kimberly specializes in custom splinting, positioning and casting, and is a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner. She uses an eclectic approach involving her training in various modalities, splinting, myofascial release, acute surgical rehabilitation, overuse syndrome intervention, NDT, SI, functional vision development, and oral-motor development. Kimberly currently serves as an advisor and mentor, and co-treats patients with our staff hand therapists.
Akim Nyormoi, MSOT, OTR/L
Occupational & Hand Therapist/ Clinical Director
Akim grew up in Houston and lived in Hawaii, Kentucky, Indiana, and Oregon before making his way to Washington. He and his wife came to the Northwest to raise their kids close to nature and the mountains.
As a child, Akim went to the VA with his great uncle and spent time in the community, listening and connecting with people. He wanted to help people but didn’t know the best way to achieve that. As an undergrad, he discovered that OT was well aligned with how he wanted to serve others. Akim earned his Master of Science in OT from Spalding University, and Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Biomechanics from the University of Indianapolis.
At the Hand Clinic, Akim looks forward to helping patients heal and get back to doing the activities they love. When not working, he loves spending time with his family and adventuring outdoors.
Victor Solley, MOT, OTR/L
Occupational & Hand Therapist
Victor was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. After studying Political Science at Georgia State University, he pursued Occupational Therapy at Leeds Beckett University in England. As part of his studies, Victor had the opportunity to work in a hospital rheumatology ward where he became interested in the functional rehabilitation of hand and upper extremity conditions. After completing his studie,s Victor relocated to Seattle, initially working in skilled nursing facilities to promote independence in the daily lives of geriatric patients.
In his free time, Victor enjoys traveling, hiking, and being outdoors. His favorite place to hike is Whidbey Island. Having recently learned how to downhill ski, he’s now looking forward to trying cross-country skiing and sailing. Victor enjoys learning and talking about social issues. He is a moderate fan of the NBA and college football, and an avid fan of motorsports, particularly Formula 1.
Matt Glass, MSOT, OTR/L
Occupational & Hand Therapist
Matt was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has been intrigued by human anatomy & physiology since a young age, so when he first stumbled across occupational therapy, he knew it was a great fit for his passion and interests.
He completed the Occupational Therapy Master’s program at Davenport University, then moved to Seattle with his wife in 2018. As a licensed OT in the BPHT Hand Clinic, he is grateful to be playing a functional role in improving patients lives.
Matt spends his time outside the clinic hiking, camping, exercising and rock climbing. He is involved with Churchome and enjoys hanging out with his wife and friends.