Welcome to Eastend OT

Welcome to East End Occupational Therapy

East End Occupational Therapy is a specialized hand and upper extremity rehabilitation clinic. We strive to provide the best evidence based care through our client centered approach. We are in contact with your physician from the initial examination through your discharge. We work closely with the surgeon to develop an optimal plan of care with the goal to restore your functional independence. We depend on our hands routinely and it is not until we suffer an injury that we recognize the importance of our hand function when performing daily living skills. EEOT is here to provide expert care when providing skilled therapy of the hand,wrist,forearm,elbow and shoulder as we tailor individualized treatment plans to help you achieve your goals.

Anthony Marullo MS,OTR is the founder and practitioner of EEOT. A member of the American Society of Hand Therapists [ASHT] he has countless hours of advanced training in hand and upper extremity injuries. He was awarded a membership to Alpha Eta, the National Honor Society of the Allied Health Professions a distinct honor for those who graduate at the top of their class. EEOT is the culmination of a vision that Anthony had, to bring excellence to the field of specialized hand therapy and recognition to the occupational therapy profession.

Why Hand Therapy?

Why refer to a hand therapist:

Accurate assessments, immediate care, and effective treatment can reduce overall treatment time
Faster recovery results in decreased medical costs
Improved functional outcomes ensure a faster return to work and productive lifestyle
Client training and education improve compliance and help to reduce recurrence of repetitive injuries

Hand Therapists have Comprehensive Knowledge of:

√ Anatomy and physiology of these systems: skin/connective, muscular, skeletal, nervous, vascular, and lymphatic
√ Etiology and pathology of medical conditions
√ Surgical and medical treatment of upper extremity conditions
                                                           √ Kinesiology, biomechanics, and pathomechanics
                                                           √ Wound and tissue healing
                                                           √ Ergonomics and body mechanics
                                                           √ Research design and statistics
                                                           √ Expected functional outcomes of treatment
                                                           √ Expected physiological and psychological effects of treatment

What is Hand Therapy?

  • “Hand Therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle. It is the merging of occupational and physical therapy theory and practice that combines comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper limb with function and activity.

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What is a Hand Therapist?

  • A hand therapist is a nationally registered occupational therapist or physical therapist who, through advanced continuing education, clinical experience, and integration of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, has become proficient in treatment of pathological upper-quadrant conditions resulting from trauma, disease, or congenital or acquired deformity.

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