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.

  • “I think Orthopedic Surgery Specialists group is the best group for orthopedic surgery. Over the years, before OSS, I had two knee surgeries, a shoulder surgery, and a foot surgery with different doctors and at different facilities. So I have had a lot of orthopedic experience. I discovered OSS this summer after a MRI revealed I had a broken hip. Dr. ... ”

    - Janet L.
  • “Today's visit was with Dr Jeter. last time i had seen her was 2 yrs ago and she remembered me and the procedure she had performed great to see her again. May god bless all the doctors here with lots of health so that they may continue to help patients and manage pain!! ”

    - Sako M.
  • “So back in April I was involved in a nasty bike accident that left me with a severely broken arm. 10 days in the hospital and 4 surgeries later I'm released to start the slow process of recovery. By the time my last surgery had finished and healed, could barely move my wrist, turn my arm, open my hand, or use my fingers. I was told by my surgeon that I ... ”

    - Eric R.
  • “Dr. Falkenstein has performed 2 lower back microdiscectomies in the past with excellent results. I've seen other doctors since the surgeries and they have all commented on the excellent work performed by Dr. Falkenstein. I am going back for fusion surgery soon and feel very comfortable with him performing this surgery. I've also had questions pop up ... ”

    - Russel L.
  • “Dr. Korchek was outstanding during both of my hip replacements. (It's due to him that I'm out standing, myself!) His explanations during every step of the process are clear, creating an atmosphere of complete confidence and trust. He was attentive before and after the procedure and the surgery itself was flawless. ”

    - Anonymous
  • “Kudos to Dr. Abby Merrin and PT Alexandria Tayo. They helped me overcome my hip issue and I am now able to walk and run pain free. They were personable, kind and compassionate. Dr. Merrin took the time to explain the benefits of each exercise and how It would help diminish my symptoms. I would recommend OSS to anyone that needs physical therapy. ”

    - Jo-Ann L.