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Hand Therapy NYC

New York City, New York

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Hand Therapy NYC logo
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Hand Therapy NYC

New York City, New York

(27)

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Physical rehabilitation of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand with a certified hand therapist. One to one so you get the attention you need while you heal, returning you back to living life!

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M
31 October 2019

Hand Therapy is a great place--lovely helpful support staff and highly trained professional staff. I felt I could trust that I was in "good hands."

R
2 October 2019

I had a wonderful experience with Hand Therapy NYC! Every single person on their staff is friendly, kind, and helpful, and their facilities are clean and welcoming. I worked predominantly with Nicole, who was encouraging and supportive throughout. Crazy enough to say--I am actually sad to not see her and the rest of the team regularly now that I have finished treatment! Highly recommend working with them. More...

A
8 September 2019

I had my first session today with Preston. Informative, very comprehensive in review of exercises and pleasant to boot. The receptionist whom I feel awful for not remembering the name of, was just a great. Five star review well earned!

M
31 August 2019

Hand Therapy NYC is an absolutely wonderful place to get help when you have suffered an injury to your arm and/or hand.  I broke my arm in February, 2018 and was a little concerned about the physical therapy I knew I would have to have.  My concerns were allayed on my first visit with Nicole, who is excellent--professional, knowledgeable, friendly, easy-to-be-with and very reassuring about your progress.  She said, 'We work up to the pain, we don't work through it.'  I was terribly relieved!  Because of complications in my hand and 2 more operations, my treatment lasted about 14 months, so it was substantial.  However, spending the time with Nicole and the rest of the staff at Hand Therapy NYC made it all enjoyable.  Michele has a great group of people--this is one of those places that really 'works'!  Whoever is reading this, I'm sorry you've had an injury but get yourself to 89 Fifth Ave. asap and you'll be happy you saw this review! More...

T
19 May 2019

Nice space. Friendly, helpful staff. Knowledgeable therapists with a real passion for their work. Couldn't be happier.

B
25 February 2019

I've been delighted with the care that I've received at Hand Therapy NYC. Very well run practice. Very clean and attractive setting. My therapist Nicole is a real pro, really cares and is easy to work with. More...

B
28 September 2018

Words can’t describe the gratitude I have for Nicole Pizzolato over at Hand Therapy NYC. I am a 34-year-old pianist who has struggled with a right hand/upper shoulder nerve problem for the past 17 years. At the age of 17 I had the misfortune of being taught a piano technique that subjected my right hand and by connection my shoulder, to a completely unnatural position. The end result was a muscle imbalance in both my hand and shoulder areas, along with a mild but continuously bothersome pinching of the median nerve in my hand. The muscle imbalances caused the frustrating sensation that the knuckles of my thumb, index and pinky fingers had literally moved places, and it goes without saying that as a pianist I felt that I had lost normal functioning of the fine-motor capabilities of my hand. I had been to many doctors and physical therapists over the years, most of which either told me that I had no problem, or that I will have to deal with this for the rest of my life. Even my own piano teachers didn’t believe I had a problem, since I had no severe pain, but would then complain when my performances weren’t “up to par.” As a result, I was relegated to a way of living which consisted of basically just “dealing with it.”Nicole understood my problem from Day 1. Through her deep knowledge and expertise (which feels like they are way beyond her years!), she was able to discern the exact nature of my problem. We began with Astym twice a week (this stuff works!), along with a set of specific exercises targeting all the right muscle groups both in the shoulder as well as hand areas, in order to restore the much needed balance and proper functioning of my hand. The nerve issue would of course complicate things during the rehabilitation process. But Nicole kept guiding me through the thin and thick of it all, expertly knowing when to ease and when to push ahead. The result is that now I am mostly problem-free, and my hand structure has regained its feeling of normalcy and proper function at the keyboard. If I occasionally encounter any mild nerve issues I know exactly how to deal with them, since through my time with Nicole I gained all the necessary knowledge and tools on how to pace myself and what to do when things get tough. In my eyes, Nicole performed a miracle for me!I would recommend working with Nicole for any hand or shoulder issue one suffers from. She is a consummate professional, a great listener, a caring individual, and I feel privileged to have had the chance to work with her. More...

L
4 September 2018

Michelle and her team are wonderful! Her attention and guidance were instrumental in my recovery. I would highly recommend!

L
4 September 2018

I have had the pleasure of working with Michele in the past. She is by far one of the best Occupational therapist Available. She is highly skilled, caring and compassionate. More...

J
4 September 2018

Michele is an excellent hand therapist. I would highly recommend her!

M
29 August 2018

I received care at Hand Therapy after breaking my wrist and having surgery. I continued after a second surgery for a total of several months. My wrist and hand mobility improved greatly and I have continued with the exercises they recommended. This is a serene, friendly office with excellent therapists--and front-desk workers as well. I worked mainly with Michele and Nicole, whose expertise and concern were greatly reassuring. More...

A
30 July 2018

Michelle, Nicole, and the whole team at Hand Therapy are great. Top notch therapists, great location, and they did a lot of fighting with my insurance company for me to get my visits paid for. I can't say enough good things about hand therapy NYC. Will go back if I ever need it again! More...

P
4 July 2018

The team at Hand Therapy NYC really knows how to take care of you! I enjoyed every appointment I had with Michele and Nicole. They really helped me recover mobility and strength in my hand after I had surgery earlier this year. I definitely recommend them to anyone who's looking for therapy! More...

S
30 June 2018

Very pleasant experience everyone was very helpful and caring, took time to explain things and to find out how you were progressing. Making suggestions when they thought it was necessary. Thanks for the help that I needed. More...

E
26 May 2018

I have had physical therapy in other facilities; however, this one is THE BEST! Hands Down! (Pun intended.) The therapists: Michelle and Nicole challenge me to further my recovery. The entire staff is so kind and always makes me feel super comfortable. I am so impressed and grateful for their expertise and aid in helping me with my speedy recovery. I highly recommend Hand Therapy NYC for their knowledgeable therapists, one-on-one treatment, clean facility and warm hospitality. More...

D
26 May 2018

They have a good system for booking appointments. Treatment is from experienced therapists. The office is clean, well cared for. Equipment is appropriate for different hand issues and injuries. I too am a therapist and with all professions we should not treat ourselves. Hand Therapy NYC is the place I go for my arthritic joints. More...

D
26 May 2018

I've been to several hand therapy providers the past few years and I am so happy to have found this one. Unlike large centers where you timeshare your hour with 3-4 other patients, here you get personalized 1-on-1 treatment from friendly and knowledgeable therapists (Michelle and Nicole are terrific! ). The location is easily accessible by public transportation even for NJ-ites. The office itself is clean and modern. The equipment is all new and state of the art. And an important consideration for me is that they accept Medicare (along with other insurers). Bottom line: if you want personalized therapy from top-notch therapists, this is the place to go. More...

L
26 May 2018

Highly recommend! Both Michelle and Nicole are incredibly knowledgeable and personable. Really impressed with their approach to therapy and would recommend for anyone in need.

J
30 November 2017

There isn't much to add to all the excellent reviews.  Michele and Nicole are both experts at hand/elbow/shoulder therapy.   They are on Fifth Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets.  I had surgery for arthritis of the thumb and was referred by my surgeon's office.  Have now "graduated" after 6 weeks.  Sophia, the receptionist, is also very friendly and efficient. Go! More...

S
9 October 2017

My hand surgeon recommended Hand Surgery NYC for occupational therapy after trigger finger surgery on two of my fingers of my right hand. I was very pleased to find that the office was aesthetically designed and very sanitary. The sessions were a full 45 minutes.  For the first visit the therapist did a thorough evaluation of my condition, described her plan of treatment and the desired goal. My fingers are steadily improving in both flexibility and strength. I can recommend Hand TherapyNYC without reservation. More...

W
26 September 2017

Always a little nerve-racking when you're unable to move a finger, but the entire vibe at Hand Therapy NYC puts you at ease. Everyone is friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating, making the whole experience great. Nicole was an absolute pleasure to work with and got my finger working back to normal.  Would 10/10 recommend to anyone in need. More...

L
24 August 2017

I have had physical therapy in other facilities; however, this one is THE BEST!  Hands Down!  (Pun intended.)  The therapists: Michelle and Nicole challenge me to further my recovery.   The entire staff is so kind and always makes me feel super comfortable. I am so impressed and grateful for their expertise and aid in helping me with my speedy recovery.  I highly recommend Hand Therapy NYC for their knowledgeable therapists, one-on-one treatment, clean facility and warm hospitality.   If I could, I would give them a million more stars! More...

S
29 May 2017

I broke my elbow and had surgery the end of December.I was a mess when I was referred to Michele.Today I have full mobility! Michele+ Nicole are amazing PT's and got me through this.Marguisua said to me, I will take care of insurance. You just get better.Katie would greet me each day with a smile and a tea- taking care to inform me of all appointments.Thanks all-I won't miss the pain but I will miss all of you.And I will do my exercises forever! More...

J
6 February 2017

No one wants a hand injury. They are no fun. But the cure doesn't have to be as miserable as the injury...and it isn't when you go to Hand Therapy, NYC. Every member of the staff, from the receptionists to the therapists, is an absolute delight--warm, friendly, humorous, and knowledgeable. From the decor to the atmosphere of the place, you feel welcomed, warm, and in good hands. But, of course, the best is the therapists. Every client receives the undivided attention of the therapists: Michele Pasqualetto and Nicole Pizzolato. They are both gentle and knowledgeable and make the time, the exercises, the therapy, pass pleasantly. You're getting better and laughing at the same time. What could be better? I want very much to have my injuries healed, but I will absolutely miss this place when I no longer need hand therapy. Thank you, all of you, for the attention and professionalism and dedication. More...

A
12 April 2016

What a positive experience-Recovering from a bad hand fracture, I was seeking a therapist I could rely on and after ONE session with Michele Pasqualetto , I felt informed, confident and on my way to healing! ! She's knowledgeable, personable and an angel!!!Recommend big time! More...

Z
27 April 2015

If I could give 6 stars I would!  I tore my UCL doing crossfit and after my surgery, I saw Michele to make me a two splints and begin my physical therapy.  Since then, I have been seeing Joanna Spivack who is also amazing!  She's fun, energetic, and also a great therapist!  I have been making terrific progress with my recovery and am almost done with my therapy and its sad to say, I'm gonna miss Michele and Joanna.  The office is clean and well stocked with training/ rehab "toys" and Joanna steadily increases the office-exercises and home-exercises each visit.I would highly recommend either Michele or Joanna to anyone who has a hand injury.-Zack More...

M
28 July 2014

I began working with Michelle In May of 2014 after I had a rotational osteotomy of the humorous. I had severe nerve damage at birth and recently discovered options to gain more mobility. My doctor highly recommended Michelle so I walked into Michelle's office very scared and nervous about beginning occupational therapy twice a week for the next three months. Michelle made the entire process and transition very smooth for me and was hands on in the entire process, making me comfortable enough to ask any kind of question I had and also making the one hour of therapy very enjoyable with different exercises each week and a great sense of humor! I'm entering my last week of working with Michelle and the improvements I have are drastic, all thanks to her! I am sad to be ending my journey with her and thankful for all that she has done for me! More...

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