Contact us online for Hand Therapy, or call 914.458.8700
If you have lost the full use of your hand, wrist or elbow as a result of an injury, illness, or progressive condition, the certified hand therapist at NWH can help. Our comprehensive, customized, one-on-one hand therapy and rehabilitation services at Northern Westchester Hospital are designed to make a positive difference in your daily life.
Meet Your Certified Hand Therapist Michele Comen
Michele has over 20 years’ experience in a wide variety of hand therapy methods for upper body extremity issues. As a Certified Hand Specialist, she provides life-changing interventions designed to help you reach your personal goals, whether you'd like to be able to return to work, enjoy a game of tennis, or hold the hand of a loved one.
Reducing Pain, Restoring Abilities
Your hands and wrists are delicate, complex structures that include a total of 27 bones, 3 main nerves, over 30 individual muscles, two main arteries, and over 17,000 nerve endings. All of these can be at risk of damage from an injury or disease.
When your hand and wrist do not function properly, your quality of life suffers. You might experience either chronic or intermittent pain. That's your body's way of letting you know something isn't right.
Whether you are having trouble gripping onto door handles, experiencing difficulty with carpal tunnel syndrome, or need to learn how to adapt to an amputation, hand therapy with our northern Westchester hand therapist can help.
Personalized, Customized Hand Therapy
Treatment starts with an in-depth discussion about your personal goals, and a complete assessment of your specific needs and current limitations.
Your customized hand therapy is designed to help you regain maximum use of your hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder, while also reducing or eliminating any pain.
Some of the unique treatment methods used by our certified hand therapists in Northern Westchester Hospital at Chappaqua Crossing include:
- Manual Therapy techniques to address joint mobility, flexibility and fascial mobility
- Low level laser treatment which uses specific wavelengths of light to help accelerate the healing process
- Ultrasound therapy using painless, high-frequency sound waves to reduce scar tissue and improve nerve health
- Hot wax treatments to provide gentle, even heat over the hand
- Therapeutic activities that simulate pushing, pulling, gripping, and holding objects such as switches, knobs, dials, and locks
Hand therapy at NWH is designed to maximize recovery and avoid further injury without causing pain or discomfort.
Our hand therapists are part of the Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Department at Northern Westchester Hospital at Chappaqua Crossing. This newly redesigned and lively facility caters to a vibrant patient population. Our therapists collaborate closely with the other members of your healthcare team to help you achieve the best possible outcome from your treatments.
We're committed to helping people become free from pain and functional limitations related to sudden or progressive injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder. To learn more about our personalized, one-on-one hand therapy, call us at 914.458.8763.