Professional Physical Therapy & Hand Therapy Clinic

West Orange, NJ – Northfield Avenue

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Contact Info

Phone: (973) 731-1950


Fax: (862) 926-5290

Address

THIS LOCATION OFFERS HAND THERAPY ONLY

405 Northfield Avenue, Suite LL1
West Orange, NJ 07052

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Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Tuesday, Thursday
11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Professional Hand Therapy in West Orange, NJ is a leading provider of Hand and Occupational Therapy in New Jersey.

Services

Hand Therapy
Hand Therapy
Graston/IASTM
Graston/IASTM
TMJ Therapy
TMJ Therapy

Hear from our patients

Pam C.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 regards.read more
Kyle T.
Kyle T.
Strongly strongly recommend. Friendly environment, and very professional.
QueenBNYNJ B.
QueenBNYNJ B.
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.
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.
James W.
They are superb. Very professional and friendly. My rehab is progressing even better than I expected!
Richard R.
Richard R.
Professional staff, pleasant environment and they take their time to provide an excellent experience.
Maritza J.
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.
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

Michael Tolerico, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist 

Treating Since

  • April 2019

Education

  • Master's Degree, Occupational Therapy, Wesley College
  • Bachelor's Degree, Exercise Physiology, SCCC

Certifications

  • Physical Agent Modalities Certification

Memberships

  • AOTA

Clinical Interest

  • Physical Therapy

Bio

Michael received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Montclair State University while playing 4 years collegiate baseball. His personal experience, education, and love of sports led him to work with RWJ Barnabas' concussion program where he provided student athletes with preseason concussion and cardiac testing and assisted with post-concussion vestibular rehabilitation. During his time working with student athletes, Michael decided to expand his skill set and pursue a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Wesley College and graduated in 2019. During his Clinical rotations, he had the opportunity to work at Kessler In-Patient Rehabilitation where he specialized in treating patients with various neurological diagnoses. In 2019, Michael joined the team in West Orange, New Jersey.

Karen Donado, OTR/L, MSOT

Karen Donado, OTR/L, MSOT

Occupational Therapist 

Treating Since

  • November 2020

Education

  • Master's Degree, Occupational Therapy, Seton Hall University

Clinical Interest

  • Occupational Hand Therapy

Bio

Karen Donado, a graduate from Seton Hall University. Started as an aide for the company in 2015 and now an Occupational Therapist with interest in the upper extremity. Enjoys fabricating creative splints to maximize patients’ functional outcomes. On a day off, Karen enjoys watching movies, trying new foods, and spending time with family.

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