Eliza Asmus, OTD, OTR/L


Eliza earned her doctorate of occupational therapy from Spalding University in 2023. After graduation, she completed her National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy. She received her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of Kentucky in 2020. While in occupational therapy school, she completed her doctoral capstone experience at the UK HealthCare Hand Center which included research into instructional strategies for a successful hand therapy fellowship.

Personal Statement

Occupational therapy to me, has always been a profession that assists individuals develop and cultivate lost or impaired skills after injury or disease so they can continue to participate in their meaningful occupations. During my high school years, I got see the difference that occupational therapy can make in the recovery of a loved one after an injury. Hand therapy was especially intriguing to me as there is very little that we do each day that does not involve the use of our hands.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, walking /running with my dog, working out, crocheting, and enjoying a large cup of coffee.

Training & Education


BS, Kinesiology, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Occupational Therapy Doctorate, Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy- Spalding University, Louisville

Certifications and Special Training

National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy
Deep Physical Agent Modalities Certification, Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy