ABOUT US

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THERAPISTS

MADGE DARGAN, MA, OTR, CHT

Madge Dargan is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist with over 15 years of experience in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. Madge trained under and eventually became partners with Anita Simons before taking over the practice in 2014. Madge is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Occupational Therapy at New York University and actively participates in the supervision of students in clinical fieldwork. Madge is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and the American Occupational Therapy Association. In addition to her private practice, Madge has volunteered with the Global Therapy Group, delivering therapy services and providing educational outreach in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

EDUCATION:

  • B.S., University of Scranton

  • M.A., New York University

RUTH METZGER,

MS, OTR, CHT

  • B.A., Colgate University

  • M.S., New York University

Ruth Metzger is an Occupational Therapist and a Certified Hand Therapist. She has worked in both hospital settings and private practices since 2009, and has been formally affiliated with HandTherapy 57 since 2017. Ruth serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Occupational Therapy at New York University, and is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists.

EDUCATION:

ELISABETH BEAVAN,

MA, OTR, CHT

Beth Beavan is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist with over 40 years of experience. Her areas of practice have spanned a wide range of physical disabilities, including hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. In addition to hand therapy certification, she has advanced training in Motor Learning and Neurodevelopmental Treatment. Beth also maintains a private hand therapy practice on the North Fork of Long Island. Previously, Beth taught Neurology for Occupational Therapists at York College and New York University. In addition to her hand therapy practice, Beth is a certified yoga teacher and presently teaches basic yoga at North Fork Shala.

EDUCATION:

  • B.F.A., Boston University

  • M.A., New York University

JAMES DECARLO, MS, OTR, CHT

James DeCarlo is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist. He has been a dedicated practitioner for more than 25 years, specializing in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. James has extensive experience, having worked at NYU Medical Center as a Senior Occupational Therapist in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and at Mount Sinai Hospital as a Clinical Hand Specialist. James has been a guest lecturer at Long Island University and York College as well as a splinting lab instructor at New York University.

EDUCATION:

  • B.B.A., Pace University

  • M.S., Columbia University

MARIANNE HEDL,
MS, OTR, CHT

Marianne Hedl is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist with over 40 years of experience in hand and upper extremity orthopedic rehabilitation. Throughout her career, she has enjoyed positions ranging from staff therapist to department chief at the Hospital for Joint Diseases. She has supervised clinical students and taught Kinesiology and orthotic fabrication labs at New York University, Columbia University, Mercy College and Dominican College.

EDUCATION:

  • B.S., Fordham University

  • M.S., Columbia University

CHRIS FASANELLA, MS, OTR/L

Chris Fasanella is an Occupational Therapist currently practicing in NY and NJ. His experience has been focused on treating conditions of the upper extremity in both outpatient, at Jersey City Medical Center, and in an acute care setting at Hospital for Special Surgery. Chris has been affiliated with HandTherapy 57 since 2022. 

EDUCATION:

  • B.S., University of Maryland

  • M.S., New York University

OFFICE MANAGERS

  • Angela Waller

  • Hazel Scott