Occupational Therapist | Hand Specialist

Hand Therapy @ HD Upper East Side

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Devra Alper is an occupational therapist and Certified Hand Therapist with a strong appreciation for evidence-based practice. Devra worked as a research lab manager before obtaining her Master's in Occupational Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh. While completing her graduate studies, she was also a research assistant in a cognitive rehabilitation lab. Devra has worked as an occupational therapist in outpatient hand and upper extremity rehabilitation since 2016. She is especially interested in assistive technology and ergonomics.

Hand Therapy Specialties Include:

  • Arthritis (Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis)
  • Nerve Compressions (Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel, Radial Tunnel)
  • Tendonitis (Tennis and Golfer’s elbow, Trigger Finger, DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis)
  • Acute or Chronic Pain Syndromes (CRPS or RSD)
  • Fractures of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow
  • Joint Dislocations and injuries
  • Ligament Tears
  • Tendon Injuries (lacerations, repairs, and transfers)
  • Stroke and other Neurological Pathology Impairing Upper Extremity Function

And More!

Post-Surgical care:
  • Amputations
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery
  • Fracture Fixation
  • Ganglionectomy, Synovectomy
  • Joint arthroplasty/reconstruction
  • Nerve Repairs
  • Peripheral nerve decompression (carpal or cubital tunnel release)
  • Tendon repairs and transfers
  • Trigger Finger/Thumb release
  • Wrist Surgeries
  • Congenital Deformities