about Christy

Dr. Christy L. Minor, Ph D., MS, OTR/L, CHT, FDN, RYT

My name is Dr. Christy L. Minor. I am an Occupational Therapist and proud owner of Florida Keys Therapy & Wellness. I am originally from the mid-west, but my husband and I fell in love with the Florida Keys and made the Middle Florida Keys our home in 1999 . I graduated with honors from the University of Indianapolis with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and later received my PhD in Health Science with a focus on integrating Western Physical Rehabilitation with Traditional Eastern Holistic Health Care Practices. I am a proud member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and am licensed in Florida. I have over 26 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist and Physical Rehabilitation Specialist. I am so grateful to be able to work in such an amazing career. I am honored to be able to help people of all ages and with varying difficulties to meet their health and wellness goals and to be successful and independent in their lives.

I focus on providing patients with therapy that will help enhance their independence in their daily life. Therapy is always geared specifically to that patient and I collaborate with my patients for their goals.

After working with several hand surgeons in the Indianapolis area, I developed a passion for the complex rehabilitation needs of hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder patients. I underwent the additional education, training hours, and challenging examinations to become a Certified Hand Therapist. After many years, I am still just as passionate about helping my patients with hand to shoulder rehabilitation because it is so gratifying to help people regain their function so that they can be independent in their everyday activities (fishing, anyone?)

After going through a personal health crisis (I am a proud cancer survivor and am forever grateful for the help, love and support from my husband, family, friends and this amazing Florida Keys community), I had my own very difficult rehabilitation journey. I found that "traditional" Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy were not giving me the results I needed to get back to living my life.

Luckily, I was introduced to some amazing alternative and holistic therapy practices such as Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR), Therapeutic Dry Needling (DN), Tooled Soft Tissue/Fascia/Lymphatic work (Astym), Cryotherapy and Therapeutic Yoga.

I became passionate about learning and becoming an expert myself in ALL of these incredible holistic therapies because I knew there was more I could do to help others.

If you have tried "traditional" PT, OT, Doctors or surgeries and are still dealing with pain or lack of function, don't give up.  Give Florida Keys Therapy & Wellness a call to see what is possible for you... even if other things have failed.



Specialty Certifications and Areas of Expertise

  • Certified Hand Therapist Through Hand Therapy Certification Commission, Specializing in the Treatment of the Upper Extremity (Shoulder, Arm, Elbow, Wrist, and/or Hand)
  • Whole Body Strengthening Program
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified
  • Myofascial Release Therapy
  • Astym Tooled soft tissue/lymphatic therapy
  • Targeted Cryotherapy
  • Therapeutic Yoga

Hours of Operation

Tuesday through Saturdays : 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Other times/days can be discussed: By Special Appointment