HomeMid-Level ProvidersDeanna Vasiliauskas, MS, OTR/L

Deanna Vasiliauskas, MS, OTR/L

Philosophy of Care

I believe it is important to empower patients through understanding their diagnosis and the reason behind each exercise or treatment. In building a strong relationship with both the physician and patient, therapy will facilitate an optimum recovery and return to function. It is essential to keep up on the latest research and trends in the field to do what is best for our patients.

  • General


    • Hand Therapy


    • Certified and licensed by the National Board of Occupational Therapy and the State of Illinois
    • Occupational Therapy

    Accepts both children and adults


    • English

    Traumatic and non-traumatic upper extremity injuries focused on the elbow, wrist, and hand. Special interest in orthopaedics, tendon lacerations, wound care, amputations, crush injuries, scar management, nerve compressions, and arthritic conditions. Fabricating custom orthoses and casting to improve movement.

    Helping others to help themselves.

  • Education

    School University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Graduation Date 05/1995
    Degree B.S.

    School University of Indianapolis
    Graduation Date 12/1997
    Degree M.S.

  • Memberships

    • American Society of Hand Therapists
    • Chicago Metro Hand Study Organization
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