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Best Occupational Therapists in New York

Below is a list of the top and leading Occupational Therapists in New York. To help you find the best Occupational Therapists located near you in New York, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list

New York’s Best Occupational Therapists:

The top rated Occupational Therapists in New York are:

  • Marianne Rho – Connect The Dots Occupational Therapy, PLLC
  • Ethan Chen – Focus Occupational Therapy
  • Deborah A. Brienza – Hand In Hand Rehabilitation OT PC
  • Nick Roselli – Nick Roselli Occupational Therapy
  • Chaya Gottesman – Sensation New York

Connect The Dots Occupational Therapy, PLLC

Marianne Rho - Connect The Dots Occupational Therapy, PLLC
Marianne Rho – Connect The Dots Occupational Therapy, PLLC

Marianne Rho, founder of Connect the Dots, has been a pediatric occupational therapist since 1998. Upon graduating magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy, she has immersed herself in the pediatric world. Her background includes experiences with clinic, home and school based sessions, with children of all ages and diagnoses. To continue her expertise with young children, she obtained a Masters of Arts in Early Childhood Special Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. In 2002, she became SIPT (Sensory Integration Praxis Test) certified from the University of Southern California/Western Psychological Services. In 2005, she became certified as a Chair Yoga Instructor, learning how to adapt and teach yoga to children who have difficulties working on the floor.


Occupational Therapy Services and Private Evaluations, Handwriting Assessment and Remediation Classes, Therapeutic Listening(R) Program with full CD Rental Program, Enrichment After-School Classes, Sensory Integration


Address38 W 32nd St Suite 604, New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 290-0290
Website: www.connectthedotstherapy.com


“CTD is as good as it gets! My son received OT here, and PT through the sister agency. His therapists were dedicated, smart, creative and thoughtful in their approach to working with my child. The growth he made in terms of his sensory challenges, and his fine and gross motor planning, was remarkable. The office staff are top-notch. They advocated fervently for my son’s care, and were always available to answer questions and offer additional support. Marianne Rho, herself an OT and owner/manager of CTD has done an exemplary job of creating an agency that provides the best quality-care in the field. Bravo!” -Dayna Kurtz

Focus Occupational Therapy

Ethan Chen - Focus Occupational Therapy
Ethan Chen – Focus Occupational Therapy

Ethan Chen graduated from Columbia University’s Occupational Therapy program after earning his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. He has clinical experience in outpatient rehabilitation and acute care during his fieldwork at New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. Prior to joining the Focus Occupational Therapy, he has worked at Atria Senior Living, Amsterdam Nursing Home, and Terence Cardinal Cooke Nursing Home, where he worked with patient with acute or chronic neurological or orthopedic impairments. Ethan is excited to be part of the Focus Occupational Therapy family.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, DeQuirvain’s Tenosynovitis (Mommy hand), Stenosing Tenosynovitis (trigger finger or trigger thumb), Lateral elbow pain (Tennis elbow), Medial elbow pain (Golfer’s elbow), Wrist tendonitis, Trigger Thumb, Frozen Shoulder, Biceps Tendonitis, Rotator Cuff Tendonits/ Shoulder Impingement, Elbow Fractures, Distal radius fractures, Finger fractures, Boxer’s fractures (metacarpal), Scaphoid fractures, Ligament sprain or partial tears, Finger Injuries, Common Finger Dislocations, Sprain and Tears, Joint Reconstructions, Nerve repairs, Skin grafts or wound/ scar conditions, Carpal Tunnel Release, Thumb CMCJ Surgery, Cubital Tunnel Release, Extensor Tendon Injuries/Repairs, Flexor Tendor Injuries/Repairs, Finger Ligament Injuries, Wrist Ligament Injuries, Brachial Plexopathy / Brachial Plexus Repair


Address139 Centre St #814, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 966-1288
Website: www.focusot.com


“So grateful to Focus Occupational therapy for the amazing care I received after surgery on my wrist. I can’t say enough good thing about the staff, the occupational therapists, and the beautiful view from the office. Highly recommended.” -Beka Gulotta

Hand In Hand Rehabilitation OT PC

Deborah A. Brienza - Hand In Hand Rehabilitation OT PC
Deborah A. Brienza – Hand In Hand Rehabilitation OT PC

Deborah A. Brienza graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University with a degree in Occupational Therapy in 1988. She became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1994 and holds a Certificate in Health Care Management from New York University. Deborah began her career working in acute care at St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, New York. In 1991, Deborah established the Hand Therapy Program for Dr. Salvatore Lenzo, MD, an attending physician at the Hospital for Joint Diseases. During her seven years with Dr Lenzo, Deborah gained valuable clinical instruction and was able to observe surgery as well. In 1998, Deborah joined Hand in Hand Rehabilitation and became the Director in 2004. A member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and the American Occupational Therapy Association, Deborah is known for her intuitive expertise in maximizing patient’s functional independence via compensatory strategies and use of adaptive equipment.


Hand Evaluation & Therapy, Upper Extremity Evaluation & Therapy, Custom Static & Dynamic Splinting, Activities of Daily Living Evaluations, Equipment Prescription & Training, Thermal & Electrical Modalities, Ergonomic Consultations, Manual Therapy Techniques, Cumulative Trauma Prevention, Burn Rehabilitation, Manual Edema Mobilization, Wound Care, Scar Management, Individualized Home Exercise Programs


Address153 E 87th St, New York, NY 10128
Phone: (212) 472-1000
Website: www.handinhandrehabilitation.com


“I have made an amazing recovery, thanks to the staff at Hand in Hand. I am also in the health profession and thoroughly recommend their services to my colleagues for their clients. The staff is professional and skilled in their respective roles, the facility clean and comfortable, and most importantly, the staff keeps you very motivated to make great strides in your personal recovery. Call them today!” -Michele Kelley

Nick Roselli Occupational Therapy

Nick Roselli - Nick Roselli Occupational Therapy
Nick Roselli – Nick Roselli Occupational Therapy

Nick Roselli went into this field to help people overcome injury and dysfunction and get back to work and play without pain. He is fascinated by the intricacies of the complex human hand and upper extremity. He enjoys anatomy, splinting and instructing patients – from children to retirees – on how to help themselves get better.

Most people think hand therapists only work with hands. In reality, they focus on the entire upper extremity from the shoulder down the arm to the fingertips. They increase patients’ ability to function independently while recovering from an injured upper extremity.

He believes in the value of patient education and constant communication with patients and referring physicians. Being a good therapist means being able to think outside the box and be creative with treatments plans, splinting and bracing, ergonomic assessment and training. His main goal is to help each patient heal and return to their usual activities, including work, sports and hobbies.


Hand Therapy, Custom Bracing and Splinting, Upper Extremity Therapy, Manual Therapy


Address931 Morris Park Ave, The Bronx, NY 10462
Phone: (718) 822-4054
Website: www.nrothandrehab.com


“Words cant express how pleased and happy I am to have chosen this place as my therapy home. Nick and his staff are very informative, helpful, and they make you feel part of the family. I’d reccomend this office to anyone seeking professional treatment.” -Bonkey Black

Sensation New York

Chaya Gottesman - Sensation New York
Chaya Gottesman – Sensation New York
Chaya Gottesman earned her Masters degree in occupational therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. She began her career more than 20 years ago working in various pediatric settings including a hospital-based preschool for multiply handicapped children, a blended Head Start, a Preschool for Special Education, a Universal Pre-Kindergarten program, Early Intervention home care and then as an independent provider for the New York Department of Education. She established Sensation New York in 2004 to provide sensory-based learning and therapy to the pediatric population of New York’s Upper West Side neighborhood. Chaya is thrilled to be New York’s first Certified Size Matters Handwriting Program Therapist and Instructor. Her undergraduate major in theatre/speech & drama serves her well as she entertains while educating audiences of parents, teachers, graduate students and therapists across the United States. Chaya continues to serve as a clinical instructor to graduate students of several universities when her schedule allows.


Individual Occupational Therapy, Group Occupational Therapy, DOE Services


Address127 W 82nd St #1B, New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 362-6243
Website: www.sensationnewyork.com


“I cant believe the below review to be true. Even if the poster believes it to be true, it have to have been due to a misunderstanding. Chaya has a strong presence, and speaks clearly bu never ever in a negative or demeaning way. I know she has so much knowldege and enjoys helping and sharing when asked for her thoufhts. Shes gone above and beyond for my family.” -Boys Mom NYC