About Us


Linda Wybar Stanley, OTR/L CHT

Linda graduated from Temple University in 1984 with at BS in Occupational Therapy.  In 1991, the first Hand Therapy Certification Exam was offered by the Hand Certification Commission.  Linda has been a Certified Hand Therapist since that time and has continued to promote hand therapy and expand her knowledge of hand therapy by taking continuing education courses.  In addition, she has spoken and provided education to other therapists on splinting and treatment of hand related injuries.

Having practiced in Bucks, Montgomery and Lehigh counties, Linda has developed professional relationships with local and surrounding area physicians.   Some of the most prestigious surgeons in the area refer patients to The Institute for Hand & Upper Extremity Rehabilitation. Maintaining good communication between the physician, therapist and patient is an important component of making sure continuity of care is achieved.



Cheryl Kunkle OTR/L CHT

Education:

  • MCP Hahnemann University
  • Programs in Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Post Professional Certificate
    Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation, 2002
  • Temple University
  • B.S. in Occupational Therapy, 1985

Certification/Licensing:

  • Certified Hand Therapist, 1991
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist, 1985
  • Certification Occupational Therapy, 1985

Areas of Treatment Interest:

  • Custom orthotic fabrication for the hand and arm Wound Management
  • Rehabilitation of the tendon injury
  • Rehabilitation of Dupuytrens contracture release
  • Rehabilitation of fractures of the hand and arm
  • Rehabilitation of tendonopathies

Continuing Education:

  • Annual Meetings of The American Society of Hand Therapists
  • Annual Philadelphia Hand Symposium
  • Annual Conferences on Topics Specific to the Hand and Arm

Treatment Philosophy: It is important to me to help people achieve their personal goals after their function is compromised by injury or a disease process. I feel it is most important to put the needs of the patient first. I strive to meet those individual needs through my years of experience, highly specialized knowledge and a skill set that I developed as a practicing hand therapist since 1991. Through continuing education, close relationships with hand surgeons and communication with colleagues across the nation, I promise myself I will do nothing less than remain at the top of my game for my patients.



John D. Farabaugh, OTR/L, CHT, CPAM

Education:

  • BS-Occupational Therapy Temple University 1988
  • Certified Hand Therapist - Hand Therapy Certification Comm 1995

Certification/Licensing:

  • Registered Occupational Therapist, 1988
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist, PA, 1988
  • Certified Hand Therapist, 1995

Professional Positions Held:

  • Clinical Manager, IHAUER Allentown. 10/2015- Present
  • OT Rehab Manager LVHN at Cetronia 5/2015-10/2015
  • Rehabilitation Program Coordinator, LVHN at Cetronia. 12/2013-5/2015
  • Assistant Director,Hand Therapy. OAA Orthopedic Specialists 1/2002-12/2013
  • President, Lehigh Valley Hand Society (LVHS), 2003-present

Areas of Treatment Interest:

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy
  • Splint Fabrication and Design
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Work Conditioning and Work Hardening
  • Ergonomic Assessment of the Working Client
  • Post-Surgical Arthritis Care

Continuing Education:John has attended numerous seminars on Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation, Functional Capacity Evaluations and Business Management of Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers. He continues to actively attend updated seminars related to his areas of interest. As President of the LVHS, John has sponsored and attended Annual Lectures offered by Nationally known professionals in Hand Surgery and Hand Therapy, as well as annual presentations of Cadaver Dissections of the Upper Extremity.

Professional Pesentations:John has presented multiple seminars including “Exercise and the Arthritic Patient”, “Manual Edema Massage”, “Occupational Therapy for the Patient with Arthritis”, and has lectured at Temple University to Plastic Surgery Residents and to the School of Occupational Therapy regarding Hand Therapy.

Treatment Philosophy: Hand Therapy Services should empower and enable a patient to make maximal gains in order to recover function and return to previous levels of involvement in life roles. These services are to be delivered in a professional, courteous and deliberate manner by highly trained and qualified Therapists, with great respect for the individual patient.



Jason Mock, MS, OTR/L, CHT

Education:

  • Graduated from the Masters Program for Occupational Therapy in 2001

Certification/Licensing:

  • Certified Hand Therapist, 2007

Areas of Treatment Interest:

  • Design and Fabrication of Custom Orthotics
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendon and Nerve Injuries
  • Fracture Care

Treatment Philosophy: Jason's philosophy for hand therapy is based on the need for hand function. When performing daily activities our hands play the most crucial role. A person's daily activities can be deeply impacted when they are faced with a hand injury. Hand therapy treatment should embrace this idea and make sure the goals reflect the patient's ability to return to his or her life roles. It is important for the patient , therapist, and physician to work closely together to maximize the best functional outcome.