About Aviva Wolff , EdD, OT, CHT


Aviva Wolff, EdD, OT, CHT is an occupational therapist clinician and researcher, with a particular focus in hand and upper extremity injuries.  

She has a strong background in motor control and movement analysis with extensive experience working with performing artists and individuals with neuromuscular conditions and musculoskeletal injuries.  She received her occupational therapy license in 1991, and her hand therapy certification in 1997.

In 2016, she received a doctoral degree from Columbia University for her work in grasp control in typically developing children and children with cerebral palsy. She currently runs the upper extremity clinical movement analysis programs and hand and wrist biomechanics research at the Leon Root, MD Motion Analysis Laboratory at Hospital for Special Surgery, and consults for The Juilliard School on musician related injuries.

She lectures nationally and internationally on a wide range of topics related to her clinical and research work, and has published book chapters and research papers.  She belongs to and serves on the board and committees of several professional organizations.

She is licensed in NY and NJ and is available for private consultations and educational presentations.

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