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April O'Connor, Occupational Therapist

April O’Connell studied Occupational Therapy at Boston University and trained under former ASSH president, Dr. Dennis Phelps. Ms. O’Connell moved to NYC and joined NYU Langone Orthopedics as a clinical specialist in 2009. She has presented at ASSH, AAHS, and ASHT on a variety of topics including tendon injuries and rehabilitation. Ms. O’Connell has appeared on Dr. Radio speaking on various Hand Therapy topics and is one of the founding members of Pitch Smart and the Golf Lab at NYU. She has several research projects underway including “Protected Early Motion Orthosis vs. a Dorsal Blocking splint for flexor tendon repairs”. She now resides in California and works with both athletes and orthopedic patients.

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