Martha Paterson, BS OTR/L, CHT

Licensed Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist

Martha Paterson, BS OTR/L, CHT Photo


  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT), San Jose State University


  • Certified Hand Therapist (CHT): Hand Therapy Certification Commission
  • Certified Allied Health Specialist: Performing Arts Medicine Association
  • Advanced Practice Hand Therapy and Physical Agent Modalities: CA Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed (OTR/L): National Board for Certification in OT/CA Board of OT

Ms. Paterson is the Hand Therapy Director at OSS.

She leads with her friendly disposition so patients can find comfort and focus on resuming their artistry through meaningful movements, exercises, and education. Her clinical practice began at LA County in Psychiatry, progressed to physical disabilities in rehabilitation in the San Fernando Valley, ventured to hand therapy and corporate ergonomics in Silicon Valley, and returned to Los Angeles in private practice and teaching.

She enjoys photography, gardening, writing haikus, contemplating art, and being absorbed in music. Ms. Paterson sees hand therapy as an interactive creative project that encompasses shaping, reinforcing, and refining the materials at hand. She enjoys applying her clinical expertise to client centered goals; they pair well to accelerate the patient's progress.

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    - M.C
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  • “Now, November 2016, Dr. Mark Mikhael operated on my right foot. He also was a top surgeon. He spent alof of time going over everything with me before surgery in the office. My foot is healing quickly! ”

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