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Land Hand Therapy - Ann Lang

Ann Lang, MA OTR CHT: Practice Director


Ann is an occupational therapist (OT) with over 30 years of experience and a recognized expert in the field. She was amongst the first certified hand therapists (CHT) in the country and has continued to specialize in upper extremity and hand rehabilitation. Ann is a charter active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists, the American Occupational Therapy Association and the New York State Occupational Therapy Association. Ann has presented original research at national hand therapy conferences. She supervises Level I clinical fieldwork Occupational Therapy Masters students. Ann has been a mainstay of the Upper West Side, where she has been practicing for over 30 years.

B.S. in Occupational Therapy, University at Buffalo

M.A. in Motor Learning, Columbia University

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Ashley Satenstein, MS OTR/L CHT CEAS




Ashley is an occupational therapist (OT) and certified hand therapist (CHT). Her in-depth experience in both outpatient and inpatient orthopedic settings gives her valuable insights to her client-centered approach while working with a variety of diagnoses. She is skilled in treating neurological and orthopedic injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. Ashley employs an evidence-based rationale for treatment and is passionate about helping her patients obtain the best possible outcomes. Ashley’s commitment to excellence in patient care ultimately lead to her found the NYC Hand Therapy Journal Club. She is a clinical supervisor for occupational therapy masters students completing level I fieldwork. In addition to her CHT speciality certification, Ashley is also a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (CEAS). She is a proud member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and American Society of Hand Therapists.

B.A. in Psychology, University of Rochester

M.S. in Occupational Therapy, Downstate Medical Center

Richard Whalley, OTD, OTR/L

Richard is an occupational therapist (OT) and received his doctorate in occupational therapy (OTD) with a focus in hand and upper extremity research and practice from Washington University School of Medicine. Richard received clinical education from Milliken Hand Rehabilitation Center, one of the original three hand therapy centers in the US; and completed his inpatient clinical rotations at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Richard is a clinical educator, presenting 9 times on hand therapy related topics at various national conferences, and in 2019 won the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), ‘Best Poster Award’ for original research. Richard has published magazine articles, peer reviewed articles, and book chapters on hand and upper extremity topics and rehabilitation and he is a clinical supervisor for occupational therapy masters and doctoral students completing level I fieldwork. Richard has a strong background in pediatrics, primarily with congenital and developmental disabilities affecting pre-writing, handwriting and school performance. 

B.S. in Human Development, Binghamton University

O.T.D., Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine