Krysta Rives
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
Primary Campus
"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right." - Henry Ford
Instructor, OTA

As a graduate of this institution I understand the value and prestige of a JCC education. My degree and training at JCC laid the foundation for me to achieve higher learning.

I have a strong passion for research; outside of this institution I develop and teach national continuing education courses based on my findings. 

Before joining JCC I worked in the travel therapy field which enabled me to practice occupational therapy in many different settings, including pediatrics, outpatient, and home care. 

I learned from a very diverse group of clinicians who were also travelers from across the United States and from countries as far as the Philippines, Spain, and India. 

After travel therapy I specialized in the recovery of shoulder and hand injuries while working under the direction of an orthopedic hand surgeon. 

I am a certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner and I hold licenses to practice in the states of New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. I plan to acquire a license in Alaska and complete a travel assignment there in the near future. I can’t wait to see the Northern Lights!

My goal is to ensure that my students graduate as elite representatives of this institution, equipped with a well-rounded therapy education which will enable them to begin practicing competently.

Degree Field of Study Institution
MBA (pursuing) Health Management Capella University
B.S. Health Management Northeastern University
A.A.S Occupational Therapy Assistant Jamestown Community College
A.A.S Applied Science Jamestown Community College
Courses Taught
OTA 1510: Foundations of Occupational Therapy
OTA 1520: Medical Specialties
OTA 1530: Fundamental Skills of OTA I
OTA 2540: Community Based Practice
OTA 1640: Therapeutic Interventions I
OTA 2620: Physical Rehabilitation
Academic Interests
  • Ethics
  • Research
  • Orthopedics

Rives, Krysta (2017, July). Kinesiotaping Case Studies., Article 3819. Retrieved from

Rives, Krysta (2018, February). Hydroneurolysis: a non-invasive carpal tunnel release and therapeutic recovery., Article 4188. Retrieved from


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