Long Island Hand to Shoulder Center offers hand therapy on site at the new Huntington location. Dr. Ellstein and Dr. Hochwald have a staff of both licensed Physical and Occupational Therapists, all of whom are Certified Hand Therapists (CHT), and specialize in the treatment and rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity. Our hand therapists work with both the physician and the patient to provide a continuum of care. Our therapy department is conveniently located within the physicians’ offices, allowing our hand therapists to provide one-on-one care to our patients in a relaxed and comfortable setting.
Our hand therapists treat patients who may have been affected by an accident or trauma leaving them with wounds, scars, burns, injured tendons or nerves, fractures, or even amputation of the finger, hand, or arm. They also treat patients who are disabled from the affects of cumulative trauma disorders, such as tennis elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome.
What is a Hand Therapist?
|A hand therapist is an occupational or physical therapist who, through advanced study, specializes in rehabilitating patients with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremity.The therapist’s high degree of specialization requires continuing education and advanced certification. The hand therapist works with patients to enable their return to a productive lifestyle.|