Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist
Upper extremity, hand therapy,
orthopedic and neurologic care, pre- and post-operative management, sports medicine and work re-conditioning, encompassing all ages
Larissa offers her expertise to you, serving as a certified hand therapist and occupational therapist with more than 28 years of experience. She specializes in the upper extremity/upper quadrant. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1993, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. She then completed her master’s degree at Southern New Hampshire University. She achieved her hand certification (specializing in the upper extremity from the shoulder to the finger tips) in 2001. Additionally, she has had extensive training from the Philadelphia Hand Center and from many other providers and surgeons.
Larissa has started numerous programs ranging from work conditioning to hand therapy to pre- and post-surgical programs for communities based on need. Specifically, she treats orthopedic, pre- and post-operative episodes, and neurologic conditions, transitioning patients back to functioning. Treatments offered may consist of manual therapy, splinting, nerve/tendon/joint mobilizations, dynamically balanced upper-extremity program, BTE, swelling control, scar management, graded strengthening, neuromuscular facilitation and activity of daily living/work re-training, as well as modalities such as neuromuscular electrical stimulation, laser stimulation, iontophoresis and ultrasound. She has served in many communities, from New Hampshire to Florida, with a solid track record of exceeding outcomes and is dedicated to working with you to achieve your goals.