Laurie Pacheco specializes in the treatment of the hand and upper extremities and treats a wide range of acute, postsurgical and chronic conditions involving the hand, wrist and elbow. Laurie’s approach to therapy focuses on providing each patient with individualized treatment following a thorough evaluation, along with custom splinting when appropriate.
She credits her own experience as an athlete who underwent shoulder surgery in becoming the successful therapist she is today. This experience has provided her with genuine insight into the struggles that her patients go through when they are injured or are experiencing a chronic condition.
Laurie received a B.S. in Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University. Following three years of working in the areas of stroke and cardiac rehabilitation, her passion to focus on hand therapy grew. She went on to earn a Master of Arts degree at New York University, with a focus on the hand and upper extremities.
After becoming a mother, she tuned in to the many changes that occur to women’s bodies during and after pregnancy. She developed a program to treat pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel syndrome and postpartum tendonitis. In addition to being a mom, Laurie enjoys running, playing soccer and softball, and photography.