Anna Wachtel MS, OTR/L, CHT

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Accepting New Patients

Certification

Hand Therapy Certification Commission

Education

Anna received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at Rush University in Chicago. Before joining The Polyclinic Anna worked as an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist at the Northwestern Center for Surgery of the Hand in Chicago, Ill.

Clinical Interests

Anna has special interests in tendon injuries, complex reconstruction/trauma, peripheral nerve injuries, fractures, osteoarthritis/pain management, and custom orthosis fabrication.

Personal Interests

Outside of the office, Anna enjoys running, hiking, water skiing, playing piano, attending concerts, spending time with family, friends, and a dog named Madison.

Practice Philosophy

“When one loses the ability to use a hand, you realize the critical role of the hand in day-to-day life! I strive to provide high-quality, evidence-informed care to help patients maximize the use of their hand and upper extremity during therapy. I believe that patient education, purposeful exercise, and careful listening are necessary to create an emotionally supportive environment to help patients achieve their goals.”

Professional Involvement

American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT)