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Alice Jih

Alice received dual Bachelor’s degrees in Human Biology and Psychology from UC San Diego. With a love for science and desire to help others improve their quality of life, she completed her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at Columbia University. She joined the Hands on Care team as an occupational therapy student in September 2015 to develop skills in the specialty area of upper extremity rehabilitation and was later hired as a staff occupational therapist because of her enthusiasm and dedication to hand therapy.

Her path to hand therapy was influenced greatly by a personal hand tendon injury in 2012. It was during this experience that she discovered the intricacy of the hand, and creativity and problem solving needed to treat patients with upper extremity injuries. She is an active member of the Hand Therapy Association of California and American Occupational Therapy Association and attends monthly meetings and annual conferences to stay up-to-date with evidence-based practice. She presented at the Hand Therapy Association of California on Brachial Neuritis Management: A Case Study.

Alice presenting her poster at American Occupational Therapy Association’s centennial celebration

Alice is committed to providing quality, individualized care to help patients achieve their functional goals and return to activities that they enjoy.

In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, playing the violin, photography and traveling.

Repetitive Stress Injury Talk

 

Community Education: Talk on Repetitive Stress Injury (Carpal Tunnel, Tendonitis prevention)