HandWorks Hand Therapy provides evaluation and certified hand therapy/treatment of upper extremity injuries and disorders by Sally P. Gillenson, certified hand therapist and clinic director. We are conveniently located in Saddle Brook, NJ in the heart of Bergen County. We fabricate custom dynamic and static splints (orthotics) as prescribed by the patient's doctor. We effectively treat and restore the patient's functional abilities through postoperative rehabilitation, preventive, non-operative, and/or conservative management. We work closely with hand surgeons and other physicians, nurse case managers, and patients to provide a continuum of care. Ideally, this starts within days of the injury or surgery — and continues until return to work and/or attainment of maximum functional levels in activities of daily living.
Since we are at an in-between time, where we no longer need to post snow blower safety, but are not quite ready for gardening tips, we thought we would share our latest google review from a former patient. Needless to say, we are very proud!!!
"If you need hand therapy, this is the place to go. I came to HandWorks after having orthopedic wrist surgery to deal with long term pain. I'd never had any kind of physical (nor occupational) therapy and was really dreading it. I thought I'd just try to do the bare minimum, but Sally and Kathy at HandWorks made it such a positive experience that I kept with it long term, until my wrist was fully functioning again. Therapy is handled with the highest levl of expertise and professionalism, while the atmosphere is casual and relaxed. Sally Gillenson is a certified hand therapist with an impressive depth of knowledge and experience that really made me feel confident about my treatment. Kathy Conard handles administration and she goes out of her way to work with your insurance company... Both Sally and Kathy couldn't be more caring and friendly, the office is extremely clean and pleasant, but most importantly, they will do what it takes to help you recover from whatever problem you may have." C.M.
Love your hands
Your hands work hard for you, so treat them with love. No matter what you’re doing, take a second to think about your hands. Your hands will thank you for it.
Feel free to contact Sally Gillenson, MBA, MS, OTR, CHT with any questions.
HandWorks, 299 Market St. Suite 150 Saddle Brook, NJ 07763 201.820.4020
WHAT WE DO
In a private outpatient clinic, conveniently located in Saddle Brook, Bergen County, in northern NJ, patients receive certified hand therapy services for rehabilitation of injuries and disorders of the fingers, hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Our services include:
We are open weekdays and evenings; Saturdays and Sundays on an emergency basis. Splints can be fabricated on a same-day emergency basis if your doctor deems it medically necessary.
We can be reached by phone, fax, or email.
DO YOU NEED HAND THERAPY ?
HERE ARE SOME HINTS:
INJURY: Did you hurt your hand, wrist, or elbow? ● Have you undergone a surgery on your hand, wrist, or elbow?
DAILY ACTIVITIES: Do you experience burning, numbness/tingling, pain, or stiffness in your fingers or hand during activities or upon waking up ● Do you have painful cramps in your hand when cooking, cleaning, getting dressed, holding a book, or writing ● Do you drop or have trouble picking up items?
PAIN MANAGEMENT: Do you rely on medication to lessen hand, wrist, or elbow pain? ● Does pain prevent you from using your hand normally?
If you have experienced any of these problems or symptoms, we would advise you to see a hand surgeon, who may prescribe certified hand therapy. If you receive a prescription for hand therapy, and your surgeon would like you to be seen by a certified hand therapist,
please give us a call @ 201.820.4020 to schedule an appointment.