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Occupational & Hand Therapy

Not all therapy clinics have specialists in hand problems or the right equipment to treat them, but we do.  Our friendly staff strives to tailor your program to meet your individual needs.

We specialize in the problems that impact the use of your hands including:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Hand / Wrist/ Elbow Fractures
  • Nerve injuries
  • Tendon lacerations
  • Amputations
  • Dislocations
  • Shoulder disorders
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Our program is staffed by licensed occupational therapists and certified hand therapists* that are trained to assess all the components that contribute to our ability to function in everyday life that can be disrupted through injury or illness. These include such things as the:

  • Flexibility to peel a potato
  • Ability to feel the buttons on your shirt
  • Grip strength to open a jar and swing a hammer
  • Coordination to sign your name
  • Freedom from pain to use your computer

These are just a few of the thousand things we need to be able to do each day. Rehabilitation programs are individually designed to correct impairments and return you to independence in everyday life.  Based on a comprehensive evaluation at the time of your initial visit, your treatment program may include:

  • Patient education related to diagnosis and expected rehabilitation course
  • Custom designed and fabricated orthosis to provide rest, protection during healing, and/or promote motion
  • Exercise programs to restore movement, endurance and strength
  • Dexterity training
  • Edema control
  • Scar modification
  • Activity modification and joint protection techniques
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Sensory re-education and desensitization training

*Experienced therapists with advanced training in the problems of the upper extremity who have passed a national examination are called Certified Hand Therapists.


Appointments are available at both of our locations from:  

Monday  -  Friday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Our Locations

We have two convenient locations with free parking, including:

Linden Oaks

360 Linden Oaks Drive, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14625
Phone: (585) 922-9700
Fax: (585) 922-9701

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Ridgeview Place

1850 East Ridge Road
Irondequoit, NY 14622
Phone: (585) 922-7100
Fax: (585) 922-7109

    Map and Driving Directions

    • Free and accessible parking
    • Accommodating and flexible scheduling
    • Acceptance of all insurance
    • Please bring prescription at time of first appointment
    • Payment of co-payment expected at time of service

    Meet our therapists


    Maria Aguilera, OTR

    • MAOT, New York University 1986
    • Began practice in 1984
    • Clinical practice includes hand therapy and work hardening
    • Certified in Graston Technique for treatment of musculoskeletal conditions
    • Fluent in Spanish
    • Outside interests include spending time with family and vegetarian cooking



    Christi Chacchia, OTR

    • MSOT University at Buffalo 2009
    • Began practice in 2009
    • Clinical specialty is upper extremity rehabilitation
    • Certified in Graston Technique for treatment of musculoskeletal conditions
    • Outside interests include spending time with family and friends, cooking, yoga and running



    Natalie DeTraglia, OTR

    • BSOT, Utica College 1974
    • Began practice in 1974
    • Certified in Neurodevelopmental Techniques, Graston Technique for musculoskeletal conditions and Isernhagen Work Systems
    • Clinical interests include hand therapy, arthritis management and clothing modification for the disabled
    • Outside interests include spending time with family, singing and sewing



    Patti Humphrey, OTR, GTC

    • BSOT, Keuka College, 1995
    • Began practice in 1997
    • Certified in Graston Technique for treatment of musculoskeletal conditions
    • Clinical interests include basal joint arthritis, CRPS, handwriting, muscle imbalance syndromes, neurological disorders, and orthotic fabrication
    • Outside interests include spending time with family



    Jennifer Smith, OTR, CHT

    • MSOT, Boston University 1984
    • Began practice in 1984
    • Outpatient Occupational Therapy Supervisor
    • Certification in hand therapy since 1991
    • Clinical interests include orthotic fabrication, trauma/post-op management and arthritis
    • Certified in Graston Technique for treatment of musculoskeletal conditions
    • Outside interests include family, cycling, gardening and photography



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