Deanna Vasiliauskas, MS, OTR/L

Hand Therapy, Physical & Occupational Therapy

Practices In: Wheaton
Patients Seen: All Ages

I believe it is impor­tant to empow­er patients through under­stand­ing their diag­no­sis and the rea­son behind each exer­cise or treat­ment. In build­ing a strong rela­tion­ship with both the physi­cian and patient, ther­a­py will facil­i­tate an opti­mum recov­ery and return to func­tion. It is essen­tial to keep up on the lat­est research and trends in the field to do what is best for our patients.

Board Certifications
Occupational Therapy
Clinical Interests

Trau­mat­ic and non-trau­mat­ic upper extrem­i­ty injuries focused on the shoul­der, elbow, wrist and hand. Spe­cial inter­est in ortho­pe­dics, ten­don lac­er­a­tions, wound care, scar man­age­ment, ampu­ta­tions, crush injuries, nerve com­pres­sions, and arthrit­ic con­di­tions. Fab­ri­cat­ing cus­tom orthoses and cast­ing to improve move­ment. Kine­sio taping.

Personal Interests

Camp­ing, hik­ing, bik­ing, gar­den­ing, work­ing out (strength train­ing, spin/​cycling, yoga/​Pilates).

American Society of Hand Therapists Chicago Metro Hand Study Organization
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduation Date: 1995 Degree: BS
University of Indianapolis Graduation Date: 1997 Degree: MS


ASTYM/Graston, Body Mechanics, Closed Kinetic Chain Rehab, Cupping, Desensitization, Electrical Stimulation, Ergonomics, Flexibility Training, Functionally-based Rehabilitation, Injury Prevention, Iontophoresis, Joint Mobilization, Joint Protection, Kinesio Taping, Manual Therapy, Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Myofacial Release, Neural Tension Release, Osteopathic Techniques, Plyometrics, Proprioceptive, Scar Friction and Retraction, Taping Techniques, Therapeutic Exercises, Ultrasound, Work Task Specific Training


General Musculoskeletal Disorders/Injuries, Work-Related Injury