​If you have had an injury or illness that affects your hand or upper extremity — wrist, elbow, arm or shoulder — know that you can turn to Emerson Health's certified hand therapists for expert evaluation and treatment.

Our hand therapists are occupational therapists with advanced training and experience, and are uniquely qualified to treat individuals with conditions affecting the hand and upper extremity.
 

Among the conditions We see are:

  • Arthritis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Hand trauma
  • Hand weakness or paralysis after stroke
  • Joint replacements
  • Repetitive trauma
  • Tendon/nerve lacerations and repairs
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Traumatic digit amputations

The services our hand therapists provide include:

  • Upper extremity rehabilitation
  • Custom splinting (static, static-progressive or dynamic) and management
  • Post-operative wound care/debridement
  • Burn/scar management
  • Strengthening programs including the BTE work simulator (a device that replicates hundreds of real-word job and daily-living functions)
  • Ongoing direct collaboration with the patient, physicians, specialists, and other members of the treatment team to ensure the best patient outcome

Meet Our Hand Therapists

David Bernabei, OTR/L, CHT
Occupational Therapy
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Nicole McInerney, MS, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy
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Janelle Norquist, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Occupational Therapy
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David J. Byrne, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Occupational Therapy
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locations

Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative & Sports Therapies – Concord

310 Baker Avenue
Concord MA

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Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative & Sports Therapies – Westford

133 Littleton Road
Westford MA

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