Christine M. Rodriguez MS, OTR/L, CHT, CLT-UE
Christine M. Rodriguez, MS, OTR/L, CHT, CLT-UE is a New York State licensed Occupational Therapist who began her academic career receiving a BS in Health Science and a Masters in Occupational Therapy at Stony Brook University. She began her work at Mount Sinai St. Luke's for 6 years where she was a Senior OT and had developed a passion for the upper extremity. In the outpatient hand department. She would collaborate with the orthopedic hand clinic treating patients through exercises, education, and splinting. Dealing with patients who developed postoperative edema, she additionally received her Upper Extremity Lymphedema Certification. She then worked at the the C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center for 3 years under the guidance of Dr. Steven Glickel, Dr. O. Alton Barron, and Dr. Louis Catalano III dealing with a case load of complicated orthopedic upper extremity diagnoses. Christine continued to excel in her passion for hands by becoming a Certified Hand Therapist which requires 5 years as a practicing therapist and 4,000 hours of direct hands on experience treating a variety of cases of the Upper Extremity.
She has currently partnered with Cynthia Gormezano, PT, MPT, forming Cynergy Upper Extremity Physical and Occupational Therapy specializing with injuries of the Upper Extremity. Treatments consist of providing patients with exercises, splints, manual therapy, wound care, and the use of a variety of modalities. Custom splints are fabricated on site for fractures, tendon injuries, soft tissue injuries, arthritis, and neurological diagnoses.
As an Occupational Therapist, Christine has the ability to treat patients in a unique way addressing issues that can help a patient tackle their work and day to day tasks independently. In her free time Christine enjoys traveling, museums, and music. Exercise and remaining active is of utmost importance to her especially because it helps in controlling her chronic asthma symptoms and educating her patients on the importance of being active is part of her daily treatments. Christine continues to grow in her field by taking educational courses pertaining to splinting and manual therapy.