What is Hand Therapy?

The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) defines hand therapy as “the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper extremity of the human body, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder girdle. Hand therapists are occupational therapists or physical therapists who, through extra training and experience, have specialized knowledge of upper extremity function. Using specialized skills in assessment and treatment, hand therapists work with their clients to prevent injury or impairment, restore functional activity, and enhance participation in daily life. A qualified hand therapist can evaluate and treat any problem relative to the upper extremities. The hand therapist can effectively treat and rehabilitate the patient through postoperative rehabilitation, preventative, non-operative, or conservative treatment, or industry consultation. The therapist works closely with the physician and patient to provide a continuum of care. This often starts within days of the injury or surgery right through to the patient’s return to work and/or a productive lifestyle.”

Locations offering Hand Therapy:

Connecticut
Stamford (Harvard Ave)

Zoraida Santiago OTR/L

New York

Manhattan
Chelsea

Tracy L. Aiello OTR/L, CHT

David Wallace PT

Kelly A. Scanlon OTR

Emily Wulwick OTR, CHT

Laura Holland MS, OTR, CHT

TriBeca 

Tracy Aiello OTR, CHT

Kelly A. Scanlon OTR

Nassau
Cedarhurst

Mary Ellen Flaherty OTR, CHT

Great Neck

Anna Chow HT, CHT

Hicksville

Sejal P. Parikh OTR/L, CHT

Rockville Centre

Richard G. Scalise OTR, CHT

Jaclyn R. Quinn OTR/L

Suffolk

Commack

Evan Ludin MSOTR/L, CHT

Sejal P. Parikh OTR/L, CHT

Medford

Evan Ludin MSOTR/L, CHT

Robert Klare MSPT, CHT

John Gianfortone OTR/L, CHT

Alyssa M. Gianotti OTR/L

Francesco Amato DPT

Port Jefferson

Robert Wilutis MSOTR/L, CHT

Jessica Van Epps OTR/L

Joanna G. Wilkinson OTR/L

Jessica Wesley PT

Riverhead

Robert Wilutis MS, OTR/L, CHT

Laura Raymond MSPT, CHT

Francesco Amato DPT

Michelle Scarcello OTR/L

Smithtown

John Gianfortone OTR/L, CHT

Southampton

Robert Wilutis MS, OTR/L, CHT

Karen Bartlett OTR/L

Michelle Scarcello OTR/L

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Heights

Emily B. Wulwick OTR, CHT

New Jersey

Caldwell

Lynn Simon OT, CHT

Englewood

Mollie L. Sherman OTR/L

Hackensack 385

Laurent Griffey OTR, CHT

Carol Mansfield OTR, CHT

Esther Greenberg OTR, CHT

Hoboken

Mollie L. Sherman OTR/L

Montclair

Sheena Pasricha OT, CHT

Casey M. Ashby OTR/L

Morristown / Madison Ave.

Kara Ghedina OT, CHT

Suet Lim OTR, CHT

Christin Herrington OTR, CHT

Newark

Carl Maletesta PT, CHT

Nutley (Midtown)

Deana Swanson OT, CHT

Parsippany 1259

Mariann E. Moran OTD, OTR, CHT

Doris Schanzerr OTR, CHT

Kathryn Shust OT

River Edge

Ryan P. Wysocki OTR/L

Somerset

Manisha Shroff-Duggirala OTR, CHT

Susan Pritas OT, CHT

Union

Jyoti Mehta OTR, CHT

Robin Sigley OT

Victoria Majcher OTR, CHT

Waldwick

Richard G. Sica OT, PTA

West Orange

Carl Maletesta PT, CHT

West Orange / Northfield Ave.

Elizabeth Baumbach OTR, CHT

Melissa Kanter OTR, CHT

Westwood

Richard G. Sica OT, PTA

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