Hand Rehabilitation Associates (HRA) was founded by Elaine LaCroix, MHSM, OTR/L, CHT in 1984. This hand therapy practice has provided state-of-the-art care to clients who have experienced a wide variety of hand and upper body disorders. Our clinical focus has been a team approach involving clients, insurers and employers to limit disability and to manage workers’ compensation costs facilitating a safe and timely return to gainful employment.
As the importance of ergonomics emerged, requests for worksite assessments and presentations on ergonomic issues increased. Ms. LaCroix has been treating for clients with work related problems at their places of work as well as offering educational prevention programs since 1996 whether providing appropriate care at worksites or in clients’ homes, Ms. LaCroix utilizes the latest in anatomic and ergonomic principles. Ergonomic issues and their solutions have been demonstrated to small and large groups ranging from high tech companies to health care providers as well as in academia and manufacturing settings.
What makes Elaine LaCroix an expert ... are her years of experience in the workers’ compensation field and her personalized interventions with effective, successful solutions. Comprehensive assessments and practical recommendations have become the hallmark of HRA.
Services provided include:
- Hand/upper extremity evaluations and therapy
- Ergonomic lectures with handouts
- Work site evaluations with accommodation suggestions
- Consultations on equipment purchases and workstation design
- Disability assessments
- Second opinions regarding the appropriateness of therapy
- Therapy record reviews
Referrals are accepted from claims adjustors, physicians, health care providers, case managers, employers, attorneys or individual clients. Payment is provided through workers’ compensation or disability insurance companies, employers, attorneys or privately.
Services are generally provided within Massachusetts but can be arranged for anywhere.
Telephone: 1-781-224-3480. Fax: 1-781-438-2356
Postal Address: P.O. Box 266, Wakefield, MA 01880-0566, USA