April is Occupational Therapy Month, and the HSS Rehabilitation Department would like to take this opportunity to highlight the work of our own Occupational Therapists. In an orthopedic setting like HSS, an Occupational Therapist (OT) focuses primarily on upper extremity function, acute care and outpatient rehabilitation for adults and children.
The Rehabilitation Department proudly offers two distinct, highly specialized components of Occupational Therapy: our on-site Hand Therapy and Pediatric Rehabilitation.
Our on-site experts include Meaghan Featherston, OTR/L; Aviva Wolff, OTR/L, CHT; Lorene Janowski, OTR/L, MS; Ruth Tomalski, OTR/L; Michelle Patterson, MS, OTR/L; Kristin Anderson, OTR/L, CHT; Gwen Weinstock-Zlotnick, MA, OTR/L,CHT; Yene Yoo, OTR/L, CHT; and John Indalecio,OTR/L.
John is the first participant in the new HSS Hand Therapy Fellowship Program, coordinated by Carol Page, PT, DPT, CHT. The Rehab Dept’s OTs play a major role on the academic stage as well. On April 10-13th, 2008, Meghan and Michelle presented their poster on “Post-Operative Rehabilitation for Humeral Lengthening: A Comparative Review of Two Pediatric Cases” at the Annual AOTA Conference in Long Beach, CA.
The HSS Rehabilitation Department is proud of our occupational therapists and their significant contributions to the wellness, productivity, and quality of life of their patients. We join them in celebrating their profession and showcasing the importance of Occupational Therapy.