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Our Team

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Pepie Lapsatis M.S. OTRL 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 17 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.


Eleni Lyssikatos M.S. OTRL

Eleni Lyssikatos is a well-rounded Occupational Therapist, Hand Therapist and has been and integral part of the Hands Up OT Team. 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's focus and specialization is hand therapy. She enjoys working with various orthopedic conditions including fractures and has been a part of the exceptional team of Hand Therapists at Hands Up Occupational Therapy for over three years. Eleni's dedication to her work and her patients is evident in the treatment she provides and in her patients outcomes. 


Kelsey Osburn M.S. OTRL

Kelsey has been a member of the Hands Up OT Team for over 8 years in various roles. During her time at HUOT Kelsey has grown to become an exceptional Occupational Therapist, Hand Therapist. Kelsey earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Columbia University. Kelsey has had hands on experience in various clinical settings that include NYU Langone Rusk Rehabilitation and various reputable outpatient hand therapy practices in NYC.  Kelsey has had extensive hands-on experience treating a diverse caseload of medically complex and post-surgical orthopedic conditions of the upper extremity as well as neurologic, and cardiopulmonary treatment interventions. Kelsey has always demonstrated a passion for hand therapy and has worked alongside a team of Certified Hand Therapists and Hand surgeons. Kelsey is passionate about fabricating custom orthotics specifically the intricacies required for proper orthotic fit. Kelsey is committed to providing thoughtful and evidence-based care to her patients. Her positive outlook and empathic personality make Kelsey an asset to the HUOT team. 

Skyler Stein M.S. OTR

Skyler Stein is an Occupational Therapist with a passion for hand therapy. Skyler graduated with her masters from Quinnipiac University. She has been practicing for over six years. Skyler's experience includes working at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth NJ - where her clinical focus is hands - orthopedics, as well as private outpatient facilities in the tristate area. Skyler is well versed and has experience working with various diagnoses including orthopedic and neurological conditions. Skyler brings to every treatment a positive and encouraging attitude. Skyler fit perfectly at Hands Up OT, which fosters the same optimistic and constructive approach to treatment. 

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