Professional Hand Therapy Clinic

West Orange, NJ – Northfield Avenue

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Contact Info

Phone: (973) 731-1950

Fax: (862) 926-5290



405 Northfield Avenue, Suite LL1
West Orange, NJ 07052

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Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday
11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, Thursday
7:00 am – 7:00 pm

7:00 am – 3:00 pm



Welcome to our Hand Therapy Clinic in West Orange, NJ on Northfield Ave. 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 York. Contact our hand pain treatment specialists and Physical Therapists in West Orange, NJ today to develop a customized pain treatment and rehabilitation plan.


About the Clinic

Professional’s Hand Therapy clinic in West Orange was acquired in 2016 and offers patients many different types of rehabilitation services.

The West Orange HT Professional PT clinic was formerly known as Accelerated Hand Therapy.


Parking and Directions

Professional’s Hand Therapy clinic in West Orange is located in a medical building down the road from the Turtle Back Zoo.

Clinic is in close proximity to the Orange Bus Stop.

Plenty of parking is available at the clinic.



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Hear From Our Patients

Jocelyn L.
I absolutely love this office! The occupational therapist Eleni is amazing! She is kind, gentle,professional and,knowledgeable. I feel absolutely safe in Eleni’s care. Hours are also very convenient as well.
Andrew L.
Michael was very courteous, caring, and professional. After 2 visits my left ring finger has been getting better. I feel it will much better after a few more therapies. The visits were very pleasant.
Carol P.
I went to Professional Hand Therapy in West Orange after I broke my wrist. I had never had Occupational Therapy (OT) before. It was so good. They were so helpful, professional, and more than anything, easy to work with. The staff, Mike especially, made the treatment better than I expected hand... therapy to be, with a pleasant and effective experience. Highly recommend!read more
Alma S.
My mom fell and injured her hand/wrist.Mike and his team are presently treating her. I stayed with her for the initial visit/consultation. They are beyond amazing! They are very knowledgeable, professional and caring. Thank you!Highly recommend them! 6 stars
Professional Hand Therapy is very Professional. Michael, Bridget and Angela are very kind and have helped Me immensely, to heal. Highly Recommend!
Racquel G.
So grateful and thankful for this amazing and professional team of therapists . I was recommended to professional hand therapy by my doctor as the best. I have no doubt in my mind that they are the best… my injury on my right wrist was very severe and intense. I was very worried I would’ve not be... able to have normal range of movements and lift weights again. Thanks to Mike and everyone else I have amazing progress and results, I truly feel supported and cared for here. Is it in Indiana right? If they have I’m truly great and thankful for the group of therapists more
Sean R.
Mike Tolerico and his staff are the best! He has been treating my hand due to a softball injury. He is very knowledgeable in his field, and has helped me to get back to work which is heavily reliant on the use of my hands. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for quality care and... a great atmosphere!read more
Pamela P.
I would like to thank Katherine Nadelberg at Professional Physical Therapy in West Orange, for her exceptional service! I had total hip replacement surgery, along with a frozen shoulder. My first day entering the facility I noticed everyone was very warm and friendly. Katherine always greeted me... with a big smile and right away wanted to know how I was feeling and what’s bothering me the most. She’s positive, very encouraging, and good at what she does! She’s always pushing me to get the most out of my session, and making sure I leave feeling awesome. Katherine is truly the BEST and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking physical therapy! I’m forever grateful to her! Thank you!🤍read more
Olusegun O.
There are six domains of medical care quality and at Professional Physical Therapy, they excel at each of the domains. Eugene is very knowledgeable and exemplifies the care in medical care. Desiree provides a detailed explanation of any questions asked.I came in for hand rehabilitation and I... experienced incremental progress at a rate that astounded my doctor.I highly recommend Professional Physical Therapy. Lastly, there's always parking!read more
Lisa M.
I worked with Iain on my back issues over the past few months. He strategically and thoughtfully developed a plan of action that quickly relieved my pain. Not only was he helpful in fixing my problem but he was friendly and kind. I always looked forward to our sessions. I highly recommend him and... Professional PT in West more
Courtney P.
Well what can I say besides my sessions are AWESOME. Eugene is very gentle and extremely knowledgeable about my wrist therapy. He explained every motion and why the motion was needed. I'm progressing really well because of the homework Eugene gave to do at home to improve my wrist motion. I look... forward continuing my therapy, my motion is coming along great because of Eugene!!! Thank you Eugene and the staff here for all you help!read more
Joanne I.
Really excellent care from Eugene. Under his care I made a lot of progress in only a few weeks. He is a good listener, thinks outside the box, & very good. Highly recommend!
Joanne I.
I highly recommend Michael for expert wrist therapy. He is really great. He really listens to my concerns & answers all my questions. Everyone at the West Orange location is just so nice & very easy to deal with.
Julie D.
Working with Professional PT has been an excellent experience. Everyone is compassionate, knowledgeable and professional. I appreciate the personal therapy I receive. Mike, Corrine and the rest of the staff make therapy fun,enjoyable, educational and best of all, successful. Highly recommend.
Robin J.
Mike at Profesional is the best. I have complete use and movement of my right index finger. They have all of the equipment to simulate all aspects of the everyday things we do. I'm glad I went to Mike. And Desiree is wonderful also. She and Mike together create a very nice atmosphere!
Mackie G.
I am currently doing my Level 2 occupational therapy fieldwork rotations at Professional Hand Therapy and it has been a great experience so far! Mike and Corinne are knowledgable therapists who treat each patient with compassion, while ensuring they are educated on their situation. Desiree is a... delight to have in the office and communicates with each patient professionally and respectfully. This has been an amazing environment to learn in and I am grateful to work with such wonderful people!read more
I took my teenager daughter to do her hand therapy in here. We loved professional Physical therapy. Mike is so professional and I think he is one of the best in this field. He gets to know his clients very well and tailor therapy for each of his patients. My daughter therapy was a little hard... because her pain keep changing spot so he always change her routine to cover the new places that she was having the pain. Desiree is so warm , very helpful and professional. You will not be disappointed when you choose Mike and his team to take care of your more
Would love to give thanks to the " Professional Physical Therapy" team, for my speedy recovery of a severe lower back issue.I walked into this facility, not knowing anything about PT methods. I was then assigned to Katherine Nadelberg, who personally guided me to total recovery. Her... knowledge of my treatment of injury, by Physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise were on-the-spot perfect. She made me a believer of PT.I totally recommend anybody who needs PT to experience this facility with their trained and highly experienced more
Would love to give thanks to the " Professional Physical Therapy" team, for my speedy recovery of a severe lower back issue.I walked into this facility, not knowing anything about PT methods. I was then assigned to Katherine Nadelberg, who personally guided me to total recovery. Her... knowledge of my treatment of injury, by Physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise were on-the-spot perfect. She made me a believer of PT.I totally recommend anybody who needs PT to experience this facility with their trained and highly experienced more
Pam C.
Awesome and amazing! Desiree brightens every day just by being there, and Mike T is without a doubt the best occupational therapist you will ever meet. He takes questions and concerns seriously, knows what to do to help you feel better and reach your goals, and really cares about every patient. ... Highly recommendread more
Brent L.
Mike and Desiree are the BESTl!! They are both caring, compassionate & patient. Mike is a wonderful therapist & person who really gets to know his clients. He helped me with my wrist therapy and got me through a rough time. Great experience all around!
Maya C.
Michael Tolerico and his team are exceptional! I received hand therapy following ganglion cyst removal in Spring 2021. I came to Michael's office after one not so great session with another provider. Michael was gentle, knowledgeable, hygienic and fun. I was concerned about engaging in regular PT... during COVID times but his office set up and emphasis on hygiene and frequent sanitation put me at ease. Michael and the other hand therapist who helped to manage my care (I can't remember her name!) explained everything that would be done and why it would be done. They allowed me to go at my own pace while also challenging me to do more, little by little. I was actually a little sad to see my hand therapy sessions end. I truly enjoyed coming each week. The paraffin wax warm ups were a nice touch! It's been about 8 months since PT ended and my wrist is completely healed. I have full range of motion and no pain. While I do experience stiffness from time to time I understand that that is to be expected. I would recommend that anyone come here. Come for the therapy, stay for the quality of care, movies and random trivia! Thank you to Michael and team!read more
Jane G.
I had a wonderful experience. Mike is a consummate professional, runs an organized location, did incredible work. After 10 weeks of OT I barely remember how it even felt when my wrist first broke. I have full function and no pain. Highly recommend
mike D.
I would like to compliment Desiree and Michael T at professional hand therapy in West Orange, I suffered a serious injury to my arm in July . Mike T was highly recommended by my doctor. From the first day I walked in your office I was and have always greeted with a warm friendly Desiree smile ,... Desiree has been very helpful in assisting me with paper work and creating a pleasant atmosphere in the office. Mike T is the best therapist there is period. i have thanked my doctor many times for the recommendation of Mike. Mike knowledge of the proper therapy for my injury has helped a great deal in my recovery. Mike is always friendly in answering my questions even when I ask them over and over again.Mike pushes me to get the most out of my sessions and is always positive and encouraging during the session. I have been there many times when Mike has had more then a couple patients, Mike has always given everyone of us his full attention and complete therapy session. I highly recommend Mike to anyone seeking therapy for an arm or hand injury. Mike is truly the best of the bestread more
Sylvia H.
There is no one like Michael!! His warmth, compassion & drive for me as a patient is beyond any words one could write about him! He is a remarkable therapist & person & I'm lucky to have had him assist me with my wrist therapy!!
Debra B.
Amazing place to heal and progress. I was consistently ahead of the curve with range of motion. Whole staff is warm and fun and the Mike’s are awesome!!
Blessing N.
Hello Michael, I would sincerely like to Express my gratitude and appreciation to you on your work and professionalism. In our time together, you have demonstrated during my rehabilitation, a wonderful capacity for warmth and concern in combination with the knowledge needed for positive patient... outcomes.During our sessions, you have impressed upon me a wonderful capacity for helping individuals rebound from physical adversity, as well as lift the spirits of all who come into your care.I truly appreciate you and the time we have spent together. I feel having your attention and knowledge focused on my hand has left me in a better place and you are truly a gift from God. Keep up the good work. Kind more
Kyle T.
Strongly strongly recommend. Friendly environment, and very professional.
Half way through my shoulder sessions and I really enjoy working with the staff. Professional and friendly staff. Great parking. Flexible hours and very easy to change appointments. I mostly work with Michael and Michael and they are amazing. Definitely recommend!
Jeri W.
I have just finished hand therapy with Michael and the staff at Professional PT. They were lovely to deal with, very helpful and professional. The best experience with PT I have ever had. In particular they really listen to a patient's needs and goals to tailor therapy appropriately.
James W.
They are superb. Very professional and friendly. My rehab is progressing even better than I expected!
Richard R.
Professional staff, pleasant environment and they take their time to provide an excellent experience.
Maritza J.
West orange staff goal to be very personable with each patient upon arrival and encouraging your well being every step of the way to get each person back stronger and healthier! Thank you!
Martin B.
Referred by my hand doctor after falling when my son's dog pulled me down chasing another dog. They special in hand OT and have done a great job.
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Physical Therapist Staff

Michael Tolerico, OTR/L, CHT

Michael Tolerico, OTR/L, CHT

Clinical Director Partner of Occupational Therapy 

Treating Since

  • April 2019


  • Master's Degree, Occupational Therapy, Wesley College
  • Bachelor's Degree, Exercise Physiology, Montclair State University


  • Physical Agent Modalities Certification
  • Certified Hand Therapist


  • American Society of Hand Therapists
  • AOTA

Clinical Interest

  • Hand Therapy
  • Splinting
  • Shoulder/Elbow/Wrist sports injury treatment and prevention (baseball pitchers and overhead athletes)
  • Post Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Wound Care
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) and Return to Work Rehabilitation


Michael started his Occupational Therapy journey at Montclair State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and played baseball for 4 years. Upon graduating, he worked as an Exercise Physiologist for 2 years at RWJ Barnabas Health where he provided youth athletes and adults with pre- and post-concussion testing. He took his passion to help others to Wesley College and earned his master’s degree in occupational therapy in 2019. He’s been working with Professional Physical and Hand Therapy since graduating and received his Certification in Hand Therapy in 2023. With Michael’s combined passion for sports and hand therapy, he can treat a wide range of clientele that include youth and collegiate athletes, various pediatric conditions, adults, and geriatrics that relate to upper extremity dysfunction. He is also skilled in advanced splinting for surgical and non-surgical diagnoses. In his spare time, he enjoys playing softball, going to breweries and the beach with his dogs and wife, and making homemade wine with his family.

Eleni Lyssikatos, M.S, OTR/L

Eleni Lyssikatos, M.S, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Treating Since

  • September 2019


  • Wesley College /Masters in Occupational Therapy / 2019
  • James Madison University / Bachelor's in Health Sciences / 2016

Clinical Interest

  • Upper extremity injuries


Eleni Lyssikatos is a well-rounded Occupational Therapist, specializing in Hand Therapy. Eleni obtained her Masters in OT at Wesley College. During her clinical training, she worked with patients of various orthopedic and neurological upper extremity conditions implementing evidence-based and individualized treatment techniques. She began her career as a therapist in 2019, working in Manhattan, New York at a hand clinic, prior to joining the exceptional team of Hand Therapists at Professional PT. Eleni's endless dedication to her work and her patients is evident in the treatment she provides and in her patient’s outcomes. Outside of the clinic, Eleni enjoys pilates, cooking and traveling to new places

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