Patricia Nicholes, OTR, CHT, graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Occupational Therapy from New York University in 1985. Possessing an extensive orthopedic background, Patty worked for 6 years at St. Lukes/ Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, New York, where she was Senior Clinician of the Outpatient Service, serving a hand and upper extremity population. In 1991, she joined Empire State Occupational Therapy and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1992. Continuing her studies at NYU, Patty earned an MPA in Health Management in 1992. Working alongside the area’s most respected hand surgeons, Patty has held positions at the Hospital for Joint Diseases and Orthopedic Associates of Manhasset. She joined Hand in Hand Rehabilitation in 2004 where she continues to specialize in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation.