Professional Hand Therapy Clinic

Merrick, NY – Hand Therapy

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Contact Info

Phone: (516) 868-5302

Fax: (516) 888-5994


2108 Merrick Mall
(@ 50 Johnston Place)
Merrick, NY 11566

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Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday, Thursday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm



Welcome to our Hand Therapy Clinic in Merrick, NY. Our patient-centric treatment philosophy focuses on providing exceptional and compassionate care to the entire person, not just their injury. Founded in 1998, Professional Physical Therapy is a leading provider of physical therapy and sports medicine services with clinic locations throughout New England. Contact our hand pain treatment specialists and Physical Therapists in Merrick, New York today to develop a customized pain treatment and rehabilitation plan.


About the Clinic

Professional Physical Therapy & Hand Therapy Clinic in Merrick was acquired in 2017 and offers patients many different types of rehabilitation services to relieve pain. There is a ramp at entrance for easy wheelchair accessibility.

The Merrick Professional PT Hand Therapy clinic was formerly known as South Shore Hand Therapy.


Parking and Directions

Professional Physical Therapy in Merrick is located in the Merrick Mall at 50 Johnston Place. We are across the parking lot from the Professional PT clinic, near Stop and Shop and Outback Steakhouse.

Clinic is just north of the LIRR train station and within walking distance.

Plenty of parking is available at the clinic.



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Hear From Our Patients

Debb S.
I highly recommend Professional Hand Therapy! This place runs like a well-oiled machine. Everyone is amazing and so friendly! Alexia is top tier. She will make sure you are well taken care of and given a personalized plan that will meet your individual needs while providing education about your... injury. Kaia and Emily are absolutely awesome!! Lisa will greet you with a smile every time you walk through the door. It is such a warm, welcoming environment, with a competent and professional staff! Thanks, ladies!!read more
Bill N.
I highly recommend the professional hand therapy center in Merrick, Emily an OT specialist in hand rehabilitation. She’s highly skilled and compassionate. She has been able to help me maintain my mobility after having surgery for a broken wrist. I highly recommend this hand surgery therapy practice... Lisa the receptionist is also helpful. The staff staff is outstanding and extremely understanding and most of all very professionalread more
Danielle B.
Lisa (the receptionist) is not only friendly, but she’s also very accommodating to all of my needs when scheduling my appointments! The therapist (Alexia) is very compassionate about her line of work, she listens and really helped me through my pain and comfort! Out of all the places I’ve bee for... therapy in the past, this place surpasses all the rest by a long shot! I love going there and the atmosphere of them both make me feel like I’m home!read more
Peter H.
Love going to hand professional hand therapy. Alexia is excellent at her job. Super informative. Extremely nice person. All the Assistants also do a great job. The receptionist Lisa is very polite. Keeps me updated. Besides having an injury it’s actually a fun time going over there. I highly... recommend it for everyone if you have to more
Kristofer N.
Such an amazing experience with Dr. Santiago and her team at Merrick Professional Hand Therapy. They’re all wonderful and helped me regain motion in my injured finger. The practice is warm and welcoming and I highly recommend them!
Alexia and Emily did a fantastic job of restoring my hand function in just 14 visits. Their support and encouragement was much appreciated. Lisa at the phone and front desk was also very kind. I think I will actually miss coming here but thrilled that I made enough progress to be able to stop.
Mindy R.
Alexia is amazing. My daughter (4 years old) did not qualify for school services but I knew she still needed OT to catch up to her peers. Alexia has been patient, thorough and incredibly knowledgable. My daughter has improved immensely that even her teachers have noticed the improvements. Highly... more
Frank D.
Jaclyn and team did an outstanding job! My wrist is as good as new and my golf game is back on track. Thanks!
Les J.
Professional. Knowledgeable. Courteous. Very attentive.Excellent hands-on care and guidance throughout my rehab from elbow tendon surgery
shauna W.
Great experience at Professional Hand therapy. Everyone has been so kind and helpful to me. The staff is amazing. So accommodating even with a hectic schedule. Jaclyn and her student have been a pleasure to work with and I appreciate all they do to help me get better use of my hand.
Erica F.
The therapist here are very compassionate and pay attention to every detail. They have made my post-op physical therapy a delight!
Joseph D.
Just as the name implies, everyone at Professional Hand Therapy are masters of their craft. After being injured at work they took the time to listen to my concerns and developed a therapy plan that worked for me. Wouldn’t be this far along in the recovery process without them. Facility is clean,... open and bright. 10/10 would more
James G.
Very professional, courteous, thorough, caring, friendly. It is NOT forced kindness. It is truly in their DNA.They know what are doing.Very clean office. Close attention to disinfecting apparatus.I use the Merrick, NY office. Hat tip to Jaclyn Quinn and her team.
James M.
Professional, courteous, and caring. Really feel like my hand issues are being addressed and improving. Alexia is the best!!!!
Connor S.
Jaclyn is amazing, she really cares about her patients and goes above and beyond to help them surpass their goals.
Jade K.
My experience at the merrick location of professional hand therapy was nothing short of lovely! I was always greeted with big smiles and hellos from everyone inside! They were efficient, kind and welcoming. I went in with major difficulty moving my fingers after breaking my hand and I just finished... my time there today with full functionality and comfort!! All thanks to the team at this wonderful place! Thank you a million times over!!read more
Mark H.
Highly recommended , professional and knowledgeable staff , everyone very courteous and friendly!
Cheryl G.
They are Wonderful Helpful and Kind. I would highly recommend them !!
Cindy S.
What a great team in Merrick from the front desk to the therapists. Everyone is great, professional, knowledgeable, supportive and the reason I can move my shoulder again. Special kudos to Adam. They are the best!
Mary Murphy S.
Merrick Hand Therapy is comprised of an exceptional team of professionals! I would highly recommend Mary Ellen who treated me personally and Nancy who manages the center.Both are certified hand specialists who treat their patients with dignity, clinical expertise and a dash of humor. Alexandra... is the OT who is excellent and highly skilled as well. Lisa at the front desk is extremely personable ! This clinical team is superb!!!read more
Francine F.
Nancy and staff are caring, professional, efficient and skilled. I quickly regained the usage and strength of my hand. Thank you
Deborah B.
Alejandra M.
Extremely professional and friendly. I feel confident in my recovery thanks to Nancy.
Loren La B.
excellent care shown, giving you complete understanding of what is going on now and what the future holds. complete professionals that I highly recommend !!!
Karen G.
debi B.
I had broken my wrist last year and had to have surgery. Everyone knows that with surgery you must have therapy. I choose South Shore Hand Therapy because of the hours and location. But what I got was an excellent receptionist named Barbara who greets everyone by name and is always upbeat and... amicable. Passing her you meet Nancy who is the nuts and bolts of this operation. She was my therapist and miracle worker. She is very patience and experienced. And then there is Charlotte who was encouraging and motivating. They told me it would take determination and hard work to get my wrist back to normal. They told me a year and they were correct. I can proudly say I am back to doing my handstands and pushups with no problems at all! I thank all of you at So. Shore for making me whole again!! I would highly recommend this therapy office to anyone who is looking to get back to normal more
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Physical Therapist Staff

Alexia Santiago, OTR/L, CHT

Alexia Santiago, OTR/L, CHT

Clinical Director of Occupational Therapy

Treating Since

  • 2018


  • Master’s of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy, NYU

Clinical Interest

  • Occupational Hand Therapy
  • Upper extremity conditions
  • Splinting techniques


I have been working with Professional Hand Therapy since 2017, I began as a therapist within the company in 2019. I have been interested in working with patients with orthopedic hand and upper extremity conditions very early in my career and have continually developed my skills since. I am well versed in numerous upper extremity conditions and splinting techniques and enjoy working with Long Island and New York City Orthopedic Hand Surgeons.


Emily Erickson, OTR/L

Emily Erickson, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist 

Treating Since

  • April 2023


  • University of Scranton, Occupational Therapy, 2022

Clinical Interest

  • Hand Therapy


Since starting in the occupational therapy program at the University of Scranton and working as a PT aide, I knew I wanted to work in a physical rehabilitation setting. I developed a passion for hand therapy during my Level II fieldwork rotation at Professional Hand Therapy at the Merrick location. After passing the NBCOT I began working for ProPT at different locations from Westchester to Long Island. I am extremely excited to continue growing my skill set and making an impact on patients' lives as a grow my career as an occupational therapist.

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We will work in an effective way to manage your pain during and after therapy.