Emma Rosenthal is a Maryland native who completed her graduate studies in Occupational Therapy at Clarkson University in upstate New York and her undergraduate studies in Psychology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Emma is particularly passionate about the study of anatomy and how the manual manipulation of bone, joints, and tissue heals dysfunction and pain of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. In addition to her rehabilitation specialties, Emma has a special interest in art; her artwork can be found in The American Journal of Hand Therapy. She finds that occupational therapy allows her to combine her passions for art and science- especially when designing custom splints for her patients. Emma guides each patient through an individualized course of rehabilitation and enjoys treating a wide variety of diagnoses. Emma is committed to staying current with the most recent literature to ensure evidence-based rehabilitation.
Emma is currently a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKTP), and utilizes kinesiotape for pain relief, support, and edema reduction. She is a candidate to sit for the Hand Therapy Certification Board Exam (CHT-Certified Hand Therapist). This credential is given by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) marks the culmination of 4,000 hours and 3 additional years of study beyond her master’s degree training.
“Emma Rosenthal, my hand therapist, removed my dressing and sutures, cleaned the wound, and put stockinette over the operative site to keep it clean and protected; she taught me hand exercises, watched me repeat them and gave me an illustrated instruction sheet along with post op information to take home; and she even retrieved an anatomy text to provide me with additional information in about the route of the median nerve from the cervical and brachial plexuses to my wrist. Not only was she a skilled professional providing me with therapy and exercise instructions, Emma was personable, kind, and generous with instructional information. Additionally, she provided me with her therapy email address in case I had further questions. I am a retired RN who appreciates quality patient care. Because of Emma, I would highly recommend OrthoBethesda Therapy Services.”
“Emma was on time, knowledgeable, and pleasant. Explanations were very clear, and staff gave information about contacting them for any questions. I felt the therapy area was clean and everyone practice good hand washing.”
“Emma is caring and gentle, but capable. I am already seeing improvement after two sessions.”
“Emma listened to my concerns and focused on therapies to help me improve.”