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Our Team

Hand Physical Occpational Therapy PT OT Hands NYC Therapist Union Square CHT Certified Therapist
Hand Physical Occpational Therapy PT OT Hands NYC Therapist Union Square CHT Certified Therapist

Pepie Lapsatis M.S. OT, 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.

Hand Physical Occpational Therapy PT OT Hands NYC Therapist Union Square CHT Certified Therapist

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 Osburne 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. 


Allison Landy M.S. OTRL

Alli is an Occupational Therapist, specializing in Hand Therapy, with a passion for restoring function and improving quality of life. Alli has experience treating a wide range of conditions affecting the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, and shoulder and is skilled in splinting/orthotic fabrication. Alli earned her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from New York University after receiving her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Florida. Alli is passionate about pursuing continuing education opportunities to ensure the highest level of care for her patients. Alli has experience treating various patient populations including sports injuries, repetitive stress injuries, complex and trauma related injuries, amputations, neurological conditions, and pediatric therapy. Alli believes in a comprehensive approach to hand therapy, addressing not only the physical aspects of recovery but also the emotional and functional needs of her patients. She values collaborating with the physicians she works with to provide the best care for her patients. Alli seeks to motivate the individuals she works with through collaboration to gain strength, mobility and restore independence in their daily activities.

Hand Physical Occpational Therapy PT OT Hands NYC Therapist Union Square CHT Certified Therapist

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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