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Hands Up Occupational Therapy


Pepie Lapsatis M.S. OTR/L CHT

Pepie Lapsatis is an Occupational therapist and Certified Hand Therapist. She received a B.A. in Psychology at New York University and then went on to pursue her M.S in Occupational Therapy New York University. She specializes in the treatment of the Hand and Upper Extremity with a focus on pre and postoperative orthopedic conditions. She has extensive hands on experience working as a Hand Therapist for over 14 years working in various reputable hospitals including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, NYU Langone Hand Center and the Northwell Health system in Long Island. Additionally Pepie gained experience as a Hand Therapist in various private practices and sports therapy settings. She treats highly complex cases and works closely with renowned physicians and surgeons determining the best treatment plan for her patients.

Pepie has a passion for splint/orthotic fabrication. Her dedication to the field has enabled her to excel and provide individualized evidence-based treatment to all her patients. Pepie continues to advance her clinical skills as a therapist. Her vision is to create a setting that motivates patients to improve while delivering her enthusiasm, knowledge and peppy personality to all patients.

Hamlet Aristy M.S. OTL

Hamlet Aristy is an Occupational Therapist with a specialization in Hand Therapy. Hamlet graduated from Touro College School of Health Science with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. Hamlet has been practicing as an Occupational Therapist, Hand Therapist, since 2015, working closely with top doctors and surgeons in the New York area. He gained his experience in Hand Therapy and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Beth Isreal and various private practice settings. Hamlet’s expertise in upper extremity rehabilitation as well as in post-operative treatment is evident in his clinical skills and his patients' outcomes. He takes pride in getting to know each patient and working with them to achieve their goals. His welcoming and empathetic demeanor create a pleasant and comfortable environment where his patients can get the best out of their therapy sessions. Hamlet is passionate about the field of Hand Therapy and continues to take courses to further develop his clinical expertise. He is a great addition to the Hand Therapy Team at Hand Up OT.

Eleni Lyssikatos M.S. OTL

Eleni Lyssikatos is a well-rounded Occupational Therapist with excellent credentials and experience. She started off her career in Special Education, where she worked alongside Occupational Therapists. It was through this experience that she became interested in Occupational Therapy specifically Hand Therapy. Eleni went on to obtain her Masters in OT at Wesley College. During her clinical training, Eleni has had the opportunity to work closely with talented Certified Hand Therapists at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and University Orthopedic Associates in New Jersey. She worked with patients of various orthopedic and neurological upper extremity conditions implementing various treatment techniques. Eleni is excited to continue to enhance her clinical skills while working with the exceptional team of Hand Therapists at Hands Up Occupational Therapy.

Emily Sloane M.S. OTR/L CHT

Emily Sloane is an Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist & Certified Ergonomic Evaluator. Emily holds a B.S. in Health Sciences and M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been working in NYC for the past 11 years in various practice settings. She gained her experience as a Hand Therapist working at Mount Sinai Beth Israel as well as working for the Hospital of Special Surgery Hand Therapy Center.

Emily has recently joined our Team at Hand Up OT as our Certified Ergonomics Specialist. Emily’s experience in Hand Therapy has been crucial in her pursued interest in ergonomics as she had seen the long term effects of poor work stations. As an Ergonomics Specialist Emily completes in-depth work place Ergonomic Assessments to prevent injuries through proper desk-set ups.

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