One-On-One Treatment
from certified hand therapists
Rehabilitative Therapy
for Shoulder, Elbow, & Hand

Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremities

At Progressive Hand Therapy (PHT), we treat patients who have a disorder of the shoulder, elbow, & hand . Our licensed occupational therapists/certified hand therapists have intricate knowledge of upper extremity function and structure, and we work with patients to prevent injury or impairment, restore gross and fine motor skills, and enhance participation in activities of daily living.

All patients receive one-on-one treatment from a certified hand therapist. We  collaborate with your physician to create your treatment plan, using the highest clinical standards in the field.

We offer flexible appointment scheduling: Monday through Saturday

Mon: 9-7, Tues: 9-7, Wed: 9-7, Thurs: 9-7, Fri: 9-7, Sat: 8-1.

We also work with many insurance plans. Medicare, Worker’s Comp and No Fault insurances accepted.

Our staff is warm and supportive, and our soothing, sun-filled space provides a healing environment.

Participating Member Of The Hospital For Special Surgery

Our Services

TREATMENTS: SHOULDER, ELBOW AND HAND

All services at PHT begin with a comprehensive evaluation that includes a detailed medical history and review of operative reports. Treatments include strengthening / endurance training, sensory re-education, fine motor coordination, activities of daily living, work conditioning, ergonomic training and individualized home programs.

CONDITIONS

  • rotator cuff injuries (pre-op and post-op)
  • fractures/dislocations
  • shoulder and wrist instability
  • tendonitis (tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, Little League elbow)
  • ligament injuries
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • ulnar nerve injuries
  • amputations
  • replantations
  • nerve injuries and disorders
  • arthritis
  • burns/wound care
  • trauma

THERAPY MODALITIES

  • heat
  • cold
  • paraffin
  • fluidotherapy®
  • ultrasound
  • phonophoresis
  • electric stimulation (TENS, NMES, Hi-Volt)
  • iontophoresis
  • whirlpool

MANUAL THERAPY

  • soft tissue mobilization (massage, compression, remodeling)
  • manual mobilization
  • range of motion
  • strengthening
  • stretching
  • wound/scar management

SPECIALIZED SERVICES

CUSTOM SPLINTING

PHT therapists provide both pre-op and post-op splinting. These services include custom fabrication of thermoplastic splints, and sizing/fitting of pre-fabricated splints.

KINESIO TAPING

PHT has therapists certified in Kinesio taping, which is often prescribed for the treatment of tendonitis. Kinesio taping provides support and
stability for joints and muscles while reducing pain and inflammation.

PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC INJURIES

  • Crush injuries to fingers
  • Congenital deformities & Splinting for these diagnoses
  • Wound care
  • Fractures/Greenstick/Growth plate fractures
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Trauma

SPORTS INJURIES

A dynamic approach uniquely designed to conquer the needs of athletic injuries. Increased competitiveness in sports has led to high stress injuries at younger age groups.

Early intervention following injury is critical to a full recovery and safe return to sport without re – injury.

Highly skilled therapists specializing in orthopedic injuries to the upper extremity work closely with trainers and coaches to safely return athletes back to sport.

  • Pitching/throwing injuries
  • Rotator Cuff / Labral injuries
  • Elbow injuries/medial ligament /Tommy John Surgeries
  • Wrist fractures/instabilities
  • Finger Fractures/dislocations & Splinting for these diagnoses
  • Kinesio taping for all above injuries
Participating Member Of The Hospital For Special Surgery

CUSTOM SPLINTING

KINESIO TAPING

PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC INJURIES

SPORTS INJURIES

Our Staff

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Progressive Hand Therapy Staff
Participating Member Of The Hospital For Special Surgery
  • KELLI ANDERSON
    KELLI ANDERSON Owner / OTR/L, CHT, CLT
    Kelli Anderson co-founded Progressive Hand Therapy together with Jayne Hurst in 2007. Kelli graduated in 1989 from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. After five years of practice at Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood, NJ, she became a certified hand therapist (CHT). Kelli went on to work in corporate hand therapy, where she was responsible for laying the groundwork for new hand therapy programs. At this point, she became active in working with the teenage population and attained her certification in Kinesiotaping.
    Following her own battle with breast cancer in 2003, Kelli became a board certified lymphedema therapist (CLT) with a specialty in post-mastectomy lymphedema syndrome. She subsequently founded the Breast Rehabilitation and Healing Center in Westwood, NJ, which operates as a separate center within the practice of Progressive Hand Therapy.
    Kelli is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and The National Lymphedema Network.
  • Jayne Hurst
    Jayne Hurst Owner / MS, OTR/L, CHT
    Jayne Hurst co‐founded Progressive Hand Therapy with Kelli Anderson in 2007. Jayne is an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist with more than 18 years of clinical experience. In her five years at Hand Surgery Associates in New York City with doctors Robert Beasley, Alamgir Isani, Mihye Choi and David Friedman, she gained expertise in wound care, post-operative splinting and rehabilitation.
    Jayne has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Rutgers University, where she was a member of the varsity women’s gymnastics team. She then attained a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Touro College, graduating as valedictorian. Jayne is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and the American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Lisa Dominick
    Lisa Dominick MS, OTR/L, CHT
    Lisa is a certified hand therapist with more than 15 years of experience in occupational therapy. She specializes in upper extremity orthopedics. Lisa has extensive clinical experience treating shoulder, hand and elbow conditions, including fractures, arthritis, tendon and nerve injuries, rotator cuff tears, work-related injuries and repetitive strain/overuse syndromes. Lisa is certified in Active Release Techniques (ART) for the upper extremity, and she incorporates a variety of soft tissue techniques into her treatment.
    Lisa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Communications from Pace University, and she earned a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Mercy College. She is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists.
  • Justin Hurst
    Justin Hurst MS, OTR/L, CHT
    Justin is an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist with more than 12 years of clinical experience. His professional affiliations have included hospital, corporate and private practice at Hand Surgery Associates and then at Dr. Alamgir Isani’s Surgery of the Hand and Wrist in New York City.
    Justin obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University, where he was a team captain of the Varsity Men’s Wrestling Team. He then earned a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Touro College, graduating summa cum laude. Justin is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists.

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Testimonials

  • This is a note to tell you how thankful I am for your treatment and most importantly for sending me to Progressive Hand Therapy. I have completed their program and the results are very positive. They have eliminated my constant pain, increased the strength and movement in my arm and shoulder. Kelli Anderson and her staff are efficient, very knowledgeable , and very caring.

    Stan Schrier

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 Hours Mon: 9-7, Tues: 9-7, Wed: 9-7, Thurs: 9-7, Fri: 9-7, Sat: 8-1

We work with many insurance plans and will verify benefits prior to treatment. 

Medicare, Worker’s Comp and No Fault insurances accepted.

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