Michelle Alvarez Darnell PT, DPT, CHT

Physical Therapist and Hand Therapist
HSS Westchester


Michelle is a physical therapist who specializes in hand and upper extremity therapy. She evaluates and treats patients for a wide range of acute, post-surgical and chronic conditions ranging from diagnosis such as hand and wrist fractures, arthritis and cumulative trauma disorder to more complex diagnosis such as elbow dislocation and tendon injuries.

Michelle received her doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Central Florida. Upon graduation she worked at the University of Florida Hand and Upper Extremity clinic for close to two years. During this time she created and presented over 40 presentations to therapy staff, and has guest lectured to students at the University of Florida DPT and OT program. Michelle then completed the Hospital for Special Surgery Hand Therapy Fellowship program and received her certification in hand therapy in June 2018.

Michelle’s interests include designing and fabricating orthotics for the hand and upper extremity population and treating patients of all ages. She is also particularly interested in neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions. Michelle is passionate about teaching and hopes to continue guest lecturing at graduate schools. In the future, she hopes to serve as a mentor to future hand therapy fellows.

HSS Westchester
HSS Westchester Rehabilitation and Sports Performance Center
1133 Westchester Ave
White Plains, NY 10605

Tel: 914.821.9300
Fax: 914.821.9310

Licensure Information

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Hand Therapist

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