Hand Physical Therapy NYC

New York’s Best Hand Therapists

Hand & Physical Therapy NYC is your premier destination for top-notch hand therapy in New York City. Our dedicated team of skilled professionals specializes in providing unparalleled care for individuals seeking hand physical therapy near them. Whether you’re in search of the best hand therapist near you or a renowned hand physical therapy specialist in NYC, our clinic is the answer. We understand the importance of hands in daily activities, and our expert therapists are committed to helping you regain strength, flexibility, and function through personalized treatment plans. At Hand & Physical Therapy NYC, we pride ourselves on being the go-to resource for those in need of physical therapy for hands in NYC. If you’re looking for the best hand physical therapy near you, our clinic combines expertise with a patient-centric approach to ensure optimal recovery. Trust us to be your partner on the journey to improved hand health and functionality.


Discover the best hand physical therapy in New York ready to serve your rehabilitation needs

At Hand + Physical Therapy NYC we specialize in providing top-notch hand therapy in NYC. Our dedicated team of experienced therapists is ready to cater to your rehabilitation needs, offering the best hand physical therapy near you. We take pride in being recognized as the best hand therapist near you, committed to delivering exceptional care and personalized treatment plans. At Hand + Physical Therapy NYC, we understand the importance of finding the best hand PT, and our experts are here to guide you on your journey to recovery. Trust us to be your partners in hand therapy, ensuring that you receive the highest quality care in the heart of New York City.


Our Hand Therapists in NYC

Michele Pasqualetto

Michele Pasqualetto


Michele has spent her career practicing in the specialty of upper extremity rehabilitation. Michele earned her specialization as a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 2007 after working at some of New York’s best hospitals and trauma centers where she trained with some of the most highly regarded hand therapists, and orthopedic and plastic surgeons in the country. Michele has been published in the Hand Journal and has co-authored a chapter in the Hand Clinics book on Intrinsics of the Hand. She is a seasoned speaker who has been invited to speak both nationally and internationally and teaches as an adjunct professor at Touro and Hunter College. Michele, along with her colleagues, sponsor the Annual Lorna Ramos Conference on the Treatment and Management of Brachial Plexus injuries to educate other therapists, physicians, and health care providers in the treatment and management of hand and nerve injuries.


Alejandra Montejo


Alejandra is an occupational therapist and hand therapist who specializes in upper extremity rehabilitation. Alejandra has over 8 years of experience as an occupational therapist in New York City. In 2020, Alejandra successfully completed a hand therapy fellowship at NYU Rusk Rehabilitation Center. Alejandra has extensive training and experience working with orthopedic injuries. She spent 2 years abroad working with coal mine, farming and factory workers that sustained traumatic work related injuries. She is very dedicated to both her professional and personal growth and is very happy to join the Hand + Physical Therapy NYC team.


Katie Licata


Katie graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and a minor in Biology. After graduation, she worked as a Research Assistant at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry Department. While there, she fell in love with Occupational Therapy and began exploring the different settings it has to offer. She was offered a position at Hand + Physical Therapy NYC as the Patient Care Coordinator and there she developed an interest in the upper extremity. She then received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University, completing clinical rotations at New York-Presbyterian and Project Renewal. Katie is passionate about providing comprehensive and individualized care to her clients. She is excited to rejoin the Hand + Physical Therapy NYC team as an Occupational Therapist.


Lauren Chan


Lauren earned her Doctorate and Master’s in Occupational Therapy degree from Columbia University after receiving her Bachelor’s in Elementary and Special Education and Psychology from New York University. She has worked as a Hand Therapist and Upper Extremity specialist treating orthopedic and sports injuries. She is working toward her CHT certification at Hand + Physical Therapy NYC.
Lauren is also passionate about treating pelvic health conditions including chronic pelvic pain, pre and post-natal discomfort, bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction. She is committed to
empowering individuals through education. She strongly believes that by gaining a comprehensive understanding of the role and significance of the pelvic floor, individuals can
proactively take charge of their own health and well-being. Born and raised in Singapore, Lauren enjoys spending time with her dog, family, and friends. In her free time, she can be found baking, reading, and riding her bike.


Natalia Ruiz


Natalia has been a physical therapist for 17 years and her areas of expertise are orthopedics, hand therapy, and office ergonomics. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) and a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). She enjoys educating the patients on ways to minimize strain on their hands and upper extremities through multiple techniques and modifications of workspaces. She believes that compassion and a strong therapeutic relationship between the patient and the therapist make a difference in the treatment outcomes as well as individualized. are. She is certified in ASTYM, Kinsiotape, and blood flow restriction. Also trained in myofascial decompression technique. She is also proficient in Spanish.

Teresa Fitz Simons


Teresa FitzSimons is a skilled occupational therapist and Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). She holds a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University and completed a prestigious Hand Therapy Fellowship at NYU. Teresa is combining her expertise and dedication to make a significant impact in the lives of her patients. As a valued member of our team, she plays a vital role in helping patients regain their independence and improve their quality of life.

Hand Therapy Conditions We Treat


  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Radial tunnel syndrome
  • Nerve injuries or compression
  • Hand, wrist or elbow sprain or pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Skiers thumb
  • DeQuervains Tenosynovitis
  • Boxers fractures (metacarpal fractures)
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Brachial Plexus / Erb’s Palsy


  • Tendon rupture repair
  • Post traumatic fracture
  • Internal fixation
  • Nerve relocation
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Trigger finger release