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Land Hand Therapy - Ann Lang

Ann Lang, MA OTR CHT

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 a history of presenting original research at national hand therapy conferences and has helped lead the field of hand therapy into the respected, dynamic and evidence-based specialty it is today. She continues to demand the best possible outcomes for her patients, and actively consults with surgeons and engages with the latest research. Ann is also a clinical supervisor for 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

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. She is a clinical supervisor for occupational therapy masters students completing Level I fieldwork. Her passion for the science of hand therapy ultimately led her to found the NYC Hand Therapy Journal Club, creating a space for therapists to discuss peer-reviewed journals and keep up with current research findings. Ashley is also a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (CEASĀ®), and is skilled at identifying risk factors and determining solutions and opportunities for improvement. 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 received his doctorate in occupational therapy (OTD) with a focus in hand and upper extremity research and practice from Washington University School of Medicine. He 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 supervisor for occupational therapy masters and doctoral students completing Level I and Level II fieldworks, provides guest lectures to graduate programs, and presents regularly on hand and upper extremity related topics at various national conferences. He has published magazine articles, peer reviewed articles, and educational book chapters on hand and upper extremity topics, and in 2019 won the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), ‘Best Scientific Poster Award’ for original research. Richard also has a strong background in pediatrics, and is skilled in treating a variety of developmental and orthopedic disabilities that affect handwriting and school performance.

B.S. in Human Development, Binghamton University

OTD, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine

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