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.
On HandWorks' 6th anniversary, we'd like to thank all of the wonderful patients that have trusted us with their treatment, our awesome docs, our families, and our friends, both old and new. We appreciate each and every one of you! Here are some of the messages that our patients have sent us:
"Happy Anniversary to the best hand therapy practice in existence"
"Congratulations! You are the best..professional..compassionate..effective & friendly - a winning combination! Thank you!"
"Happy anniversary to the best OT practice around."
"You are awesome professionals, who are extremely dedicated to your patients' rehabilitation & overall wellness. Continued success providing great care and therapy to your HandWorks' patients!"
Here are five things you may not know about Sally, Kathy, and HandWorks:
1. We run food drives for the Center for Food Action several times per year, a holiday toy drive for the PBA, a backpack drive for Hackensack and Moonachie elementary schools, and we walk a 5K for charity
2. Sally not only has a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy, she also holds an MBA in Finance
3. Kathy was inducted into her high school's athletic Hall of Fame
4. Sally and Kathy speak and understand quite a bit of Spanish. Kathy is excited to be learning Polish from some of our current patients
5. HandWorks has treated an NBA basketball player, and an Olympic ice skater, who skated for the Ukraine at the Sochi 2014 Olympics!!!!
Each year, hundreds of people suffer maiming or amputations of their fingers or hands due to the improper handling of snowblowers. HandWorks would like to provide you with information to help you avoid these injuries during the winter.
Average age: 44 years
Dominant hand — 90% of injuries
Amputations of tips of fingers
Middle finger most commonly injured
Common Weather Conditions
Snowblowers are safe if used properly.
Remember — if your snowblower jams:
Remember, Safety first at ALL times!!!
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, and elbow. 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.