Michelle Zabin, OTR/L

Hand Therapy, Physical & Occupational Therapy

Practices In: Tinley Park
Patients Seen: All Ages

I am an Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­pist spe­cial­iz­ing in Hand/​Upper Extrem­i­ty Ther­a­py. I have over 25 years expe­ri­ence as an Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­pist, with the major­i­ty being in Upper Extremity/​Hand Reha­bil­i­ta­tion. I am pas­sion­ate about build­ing strong rela­tion­ships with my patients through­out the reha­bil­i­ta­tion process, using my pro­fi­cient skills and expe­ri­ence to pro­vide patients with the best pos­si­ble outcomes.

Clinical Interests

I have exten­sive expe­ri­ence with a wide range of Ortho­pe­dic and Neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tions affect­ing, adults, ado­les­cents and chil­dren. My par­tic­u­larr areas of inter­est include recon­struc­tive hand surgery, flexor/​extensor ten­don repairs, nerve transfers/​repairs, wound care, ampu­ta­tions, and arthrit­ic dis­ease. I strive to help patients return to their activ­i­ties of dai­ly liv­ing and resume mean­ing­ful work, school, play, sports, and recre­ation­al activities.

Personal Interests

My per­fect day would be a long walk on a hot and sandy beach, a boat day out on the water, or a fab­u­lous motor­cy­cle ride to an unknown destination!

Chicago Metro Hand Society Group
University of Illinois Graduation Date: 1994 Degree: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy


Desensitization, Functionally-based Rehabilitation, Joint Protection, Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Exercises