Ellen Kolber, MS, MA, OTR, CHT
Ellen holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and special education and Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University and a second Master’s degree in Biomechanics and Ergonomics from NYU. She currently works as a Hand Therapist at Orthology, Inc. and and ergonomic consultant in the New York City metro area. Her clinical focus is in custom splint fabrication and the treatment of individuals with various orthopedic upper extremity injuries and conditions in adults and children. She has been a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists since 1996 and was among the first Board Certified Hand Therapists to receive hand specialist certification.
In addition to providing hand therapy services, Ellen performs work and job analyses, ergonomic assessments, functional capacity evaluations and expert witness testimony. She has been a consultant in product design for design firms creating products to improve function for people with hand conditions. Her experience and background also includes university level teaching in a number of occupational therapy programs including Tauro College, NYU and Long Island University. She taught classes I splint fabrication, return to work issues and kinesiology. She has lectured physical and occupational therapists on ergonomics and for the American Society of Hand Therapists.
She has authored and co-authored numerous articles on office ergonomics and ergonomics and dentistry and been engaged in several research projects. Ellen ran her own practice for 15 years in which she worked closely with renowned hand surgeons in the New York City area.