HandWorks' Fifth Anniversary
On HandWorks' 5th anniversary, we'd like to thank all of the wonderful patients that we've treated, our awesome docs, our families, and our friends, both old and new. We appreciate each and every one of you!
Here are 5 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 with 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 OT, 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 just returned from the Sochi 2014 Olympics!!!!!
HandWorks Hand Therapy provides certified hand therapy and individualized treatment for patients with traumatic injuries and acquired conditions of the upper extremity. Clinic director and certified hand therapist, occupational therapist, Sally P. Gillenson, MBA, MS, OTR, CHT, fabricates custom dynamic and static splints (orthotics) and provides certified hand therapy/ treatment in Bergen County in northern NJ. She has more than 15 years of experience treating complex hand, wrist, and elbow injuries as well as arthritis, Dupuytren's contracture, and repetitive strain injuries including cubital and carpal tunnel.
HANDWORKS SEASONAL TIPS:
Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety
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 season.
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:
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.