Occupational Therapy Clinic in NYC

New York’s Best Occupational Therapists

Welcome to Hand & Physical Therapy NYC, where our dedicated team is committed to providing exceptional occupational therapy services tailored to your unique needs. If you’re searching for occupational therapy near you or seeking the expertise of the best occupational therapist in NYC, you’ve come to the right place. Our clinic stands out among occupational therapy clinics near you, offering specialized care for adults in need of comprehensive occupational therapy. Our experienced occupational therapists are here to guide you on your path to improved function and independence. Discover the difference personalized occupational therapy can make at Hand & Physical Therapy NYC.


Discover the best occupational therapy clinic ready to serve your rehabilitation needs

Hand + Physical Therapy NYC is your go-to destination for unparalleled rehabilitation services. Our occupational therapy clinic is dedicated to providing top-notch care in the heart of New York. If you’re seeking a skilled occupational therapist in NYC, look no further. Our experienced team of professionals is ready to tailor personalized treatment plans to meet your specific needs. At Hand + Physical Therapy NYC, we pride ourselves on being the premier occupational therapy clinic near you, offering a supportive environment for your rehabilitation journey. Trust in our expertise and commitment to excellence as we work together to enhance your well-being. Discover the difference that our specialized occupational therapy approach can make in your life.


Our Occupational Therapists in NYC


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.

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.

Types of occupational therapy conducted at Hand + Physical Therapy NYC

Using treatments and activities tailored to your specific challenges, as occupational therapists, we help our clients improve basic motor functions so they can achieve greater independence and lead more productive lives. 

Depending on each patient’s unique medical concerns, occupational therapy sessions at Hand + Physical Therapy NYC may involve a range of different therapies. Some of the more common occupational therapy treatments include:

  • Assessment of physical abilities for the home and work environments
  • Retraining or therapeutic intervention to improve independence in activities of daily living
  • Exercises and activities to improve mobility, dexterity, strength, sensory processing, range of motion, and endurance
  • Task modification recommendations
  • Assistive devices to increase independence

From overuse prevention tips to customized rehabilitation exercises and splint fabrication, our therapists work closely with your doctor to develop the most effective treatment plans to meet your specific needs.

In fact, our referring physicians are among the most respected orthopedic surgeons, hand surgeons, plastic surgeons, rheumatologists, and neurologists in New York City and the surrounding areas. Find out what makes Hand + Physical Therapy NYC so special.