Our Team

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Vicki Schuppe, PT, CHT, CEAS

Vicki received her Bachelor of Science from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn. Vicki has over 20 years experience as a Physical Therapist and is a Board Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) credentialed by the Hand Therapy Commission.

Vicki has re-joined the STARS team after 7 years in private practice and has performed in many diverse clinical roles. She was a former STARS PT Supervisor, a member of the Rehab Network development team at St Charles Hospital, and an Orthopedic Clinical Case Manager at a prominent medical management company.

Vicki specializes in injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder, as well as tendon injuries, complex hand and upper extremity fractures, and custom splinting. Additionally, she has experience in orthopedic rehabilitation, trauma and sports therapy.

Vicki has presented at the North Shore-LIJ Continuing Medical Education Symposium on evidence based upper extremity treatment indications. She has also presented at the North Shore-LIJ Rehabilitation Lecture Series on multiple topics related to hand rehabilitation.


Patricia Nicholes, OTR, CHT

Patricia has over 28 years experience in Occupational Therapy and over 22 years experience as a Certified Hand Therapist, credentialed with the Hand Therapy Commission. She received her Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy and Masters Degree in Health Management from New York University. Patty specializes in injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder, tendon injuries, hand and upper extremity fractures, arthritis and repetitive stress conditions and custom splinting. She is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Patty has also been a guest lecturer for the Occupational Therapy Department at New York Institute of Technology