Experienced, qualified hand therapy in Bronx, Queens, Plainview & Valley Stream.
Imagine what it would be like to lose the use of one or both of your wrists or hands, and you will understand how your entire life could change. It only takes a moment to injure your hand or wrist, but the rehabilitation process can take weeks or months. This is where a certified hand therapist really helps. A certified hand therapist, or CHT, must have a minimum of five years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist and more than 2,000 hours of hand therapy practice to achieve certification. Most hand therapists do not have this additional experience and practice. With the certification’s rigorous requirements, testing and commitment of time and energy, it is no wonder that there are only a relatively small number of CHTs around the country. The OTs on staff are currently working towards their certification.
Specialized care that’s highly credentialed.
At Nick Roselli Occupational Therapy, we have several staff CHTs and OTs who offer advanced hand therapy for patients affected by:
- Arthritis (osteo & rheumatoid)
- Joint problems/replacement
- Ligament injuries
- Pain-related disorders
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cumulative-trauma disorders
- Soft-tissue injuries
- Injuries to the flexor & extensor tendons
- Nerve disorders
- Postsurgical care
- Nerve injuries
- Crush injuries
- Repetitive-motion injuries
- RSD, or reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Trigger finger
- Tennis/golfer’s elbow
Our CHTs and OTs have expert knowledge of the hands and wrists as well as the types of surgical interventions that require comprehensive postoperative care. Our specialized hand treatment program helps reduce swelling (edema) and pain and improve movement, strength and function. We’ve seen just about every type of strain and sprain possible. And we’ve helped thousands of people overcome the pain and discomfort of hand and upper extremity trauma, such as wrist fracture or tendon repair. Our treatments include electrical and thermal modalities, custom hand brace and hand splint, ergonomics training, special exercises, myofascial release and other manual therapy protocols and wound/scar management. We also provide your doctor with regular progress reports.
Care that makes you feel comfortable.
At Nick Roselli Occupational Therapy, our care is characterized by our ability to make each patient feel comfortable and involved in the rehabilitation process. This, combined with our commitment to excellent treatment, results in our patients successful transition back to normal daily activities, work, sports and hobbies.
To schedule an appointment, call (718) 454-0842 (Queens & Valley Stream), (718) 822-4054 (Bronx) or (516) 386-6946 (Plainview) today, or you can use our online form to Request an Appointment for “hand therapy near me.” We also welcome patients from Fresh Meadows, New Rochelle and Manhattan.