Following her studies at Vassar College, Deborah Brienza graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University with a degree in Occupational Therapy in 1988. She went on to earn a Certificate in Health Care Management from New York University in 1991. After working at both St. Luke’s Roosevelt Mount Sinai West and NYU Langone Hospital for Joint Diseases, Deborah became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1994 and has trained with some of the most highly regarded Certified Hand Therapists, Orthopedic and Plastic Surgeons in the country. A member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and the American Occupational Therapy Association, Deborah’s focus and specialty is in rehabilitation of the hand, wrist and elbow. As Director of Hand in Hand Rehabilitation since 2004, her commitment is to provide patient centered, one on one, individualized therapy sessions using a personal touch that is currently missing from larger institutions.