Sam DeLong has been a hand therapist for nearly 20 years. He earned his doctorate in occupational therapy from Creighton University. Since graduating he has focused entirely on the rehabilitation of the upper extremity, including the shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand with an emphasis on anatomically-based manual therapy. Sam believes that therapy should be a hands-on, caring, and enjoyable process in which the therapist and patient work together to accomplish their functional goals; positivity, laughter, and personal touch are paramount to Sam’s treatment style. Sam treats his patients according to the motto “pain is not a healing feeling.” Sam’s primary clinic is Brigham City, where he is build that clinic to service Box Elder County and surrounding areas. However as the owner of Summit Hand Therapy, he is popping into all of the clinics. Sam is passionate about reading, backpacking, snow skiing, and golf. He and his wife love northern Utah where they raised their four children. Sam was raised in Mesa, Arizona. He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese from time living in Taiwan.