Josephine Wong, MAOTR/L, CHT
Focus Occupational Therapy, P.C.
Phone (917) 497-7377
Fax (212) 537-7244
New York University — New York, New York
Post-Professional/Advanced Master of Arts Degree in Occupational Therapy, Fall 2000
SUNY at Buffalo — Buffalo New York
Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy, May 1996
Honors and Accomplishments:

  • Member and Treasurer of Pi Theta Epsilon Honor Society
  • Academic Dean’s List, seven semesters
  • Recipient of Chair’s Award for Scholarship and Professional Promise of Class of ’96
Clinical Experience:
01/2010 to present: Private Practice: Focus Occupational Therapy, P.C.
Position: Owner/Therapist
2 Locations:

  • Queens: 136-20 38th Avenue, Suite 8A, Flushing, New York 11354
  • Manhattan: 139 Centre Street, Suite 814, New York, NY 10013
2012 and 2013: Long Island University — Brooklyn Campus
Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor
Courses of Instruction:

  • Orthopedics, Kinesiology, and anatomy/ palpation
09/1997 to 09/2010: Bellevue Hospital Center (NYU School of Medicine Employee) — New York, New York

  • 12/2008 to 09/2010: Part-time outpatient clinical specialist
  • 09/2001 to 11/2008: Full-time outpatient clinical supervisor
  • 01/1999 to 08/2001: Senior Occupational Therapist
  • 09/1997 to 12/1998: Staff Occupational Therapist
07/1996 to 09/1997: Beth Abraham Health Services — Bronx, New York
Position: Staff Occupational Therapist
07/1997 to 02/2002: Cabrini Nursing and Rehabilitation Services — NY, New York
Position: (Weekend) per diem OT
Teaching Experience:
American Society of Hand Therapy Meeting 2014 session presenter (Boston, MA) Topic: Straps, Rubber Bands, and Paper Towels: Simple Customized Home Program to Regain Motion,
Coordination and Dexterity in the Hand.
Long Island University, Occupational Therapy Department (2012 & 2013) Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor
Courses: Orthopedic Rehabilitation (3 credits), Orthotics (2 credits), and anatomy palpation lab (1 credit)
NYU Department of Plastic Surgery and Reconstruction Position: Guest lecturer for the Residents lecture Series on the topic of “Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation” for years 2007, 2008, and 2010
Florida Hand Society (Spring 2007) Position: Invitational guest lecturer

  • Rehabilitation of the Reconstructed Upper Limb
  • Non-operative approaches to common syndromes of the upper extremity
Mercy College (2000/ 2001) Position: Gross Anatomy lab clinical support for graduate students pursuing Allied Health degrees.
Long Island University — Brooklyn, New York Occupational Therapy Department
Guest lecturer on the topic of “UE Amputation and Prosthetic Rehabilitation” since year 2001
SUNY at Buffalo — Buffalo, New York, School of Health Related Professions Position: Teacher’s Assistant for Gross Anatomy 407 (summer 1995)

  • Co-taught prosections for dissection labs
  • Assisted students with lab dissections
  • Participated in the development of lab practicums
  • NBCOT since 1996
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist at New York State since 1996
  • Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) since 2001
Personal Skills:
  • Fluent in Cantonese Chinese and Functional Mandarin Chinese
Community Work:
  • Volunteered as Sunday English teacher for new immigrants in the Brooklyn branch of Chinese
    Staff and Workers Association (CSWA) 1997-1998
  • Volunteered in Health Fairs promoting safe work postures and practices to prevent injuries (4 since year 2000)
Active Professional Memberships:
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • New York State Occupational Therapy Association (NYSOTA)
  • American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT)
  • Active volunteer member- ASHT Legislative & Reimbursement Committee (Since 2012)
  • Affiliate member of CAIPA (Chinese American Independent Physician Association) since 2010
  • Affiliate member of ASSH (American Society for Surgery of the Hand) since 2014
  • Affiliate member of CAMS (Chinese American Medical Society) since 2015

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