Ashley Satenstein, MS OTR/L CHT
Richard Whalley, OTD OTR/L CHT
Over four decades ago, Ann Lang, an Occupational Therapist (OT) and trailblazer in the specialized field of hand therapy, began her practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Achieving the distinction of becoming a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 1991, she was among the inaugural class of CHTs. Over time, Ann cultivated strong affiliations with hand surgeons and physicians across New York City and the tri-state area, transforming her modest solo-practitioner clinic into a vibrant and thriving private practice, earning her the endearing title of “the best on the west.”
Determined to perpetuate her legacy of excellence, Ann extended her expertise to her daughter, Ashley, in 2015, marking the genesis of “Lang Hand Therapy.” As the practice flourished, and with Ann’s eventual retirement in mind, Ashley and Ann welcomed Richard to the team in 2020. Richard had the opportunity to work alongside and be mentored by both Ann and Ashley, further ensuring the continuity of the “Ann Lang” brand of hand therapy. In 2022, Ashley officially assumed the role of Clinical Director and Practice Owner of Lang Hand Therapy.
Today, under Ashley Satenstein MS OTR/L CHT’s leadership, alongside her associate Richard Whalley OTD OTR/L CHT, Lang Hand Therapy remains dedicated to delivering exceptional, highly specialized, and compassionate care to its patients. Addressing a broad spectrum of upper extremity conditions, from post-surgical recovery to chronic issues, the practice offers personalized care that recognizes the individual impact on physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. Consideration is always given to the patient’s desired return to specific activities and tasks.
Building upon Ann’s years of unwavering dedication to hand therapy, Lang Hand Therapy has fostered a healing environment that blends individualized care, group psychosocial support, creativity, precision, and evidence-based approaches. This distinctive approach has consistently resulted in optimal outcomes and high patient satisfaction, solidifying Lang Hand Therapy’s reputation as a beacon of excellence in hand therapy in New York City.