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Daniel C. Stanley OTR

Specialties: Physical & Occupational Therapy

Board Certified: Hand Therapy

Languages: English

General Info

Prior Experience: Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, PC

Undergraduate: BS, Occupational Therapy, Kean University of New Jersey, Union, NJ

Graduate: MPA, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Clinical Interests:

Hand and upper extremity rehabilitation

About Me

What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?

I am an occupational therapist. I fell in love with occupational therapy while attending Kean University. I knew I wanted a career in healthcare and felt that a hands on approach, face to face with a client or patient would allow me to impact a life and make it better. I was drawn to the profession of occupational therapy because of its holistic approach to health, function, and creativity.

What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?

I love hand therapy because of the way it combines an intense knowledge of anatomy, kinesiology and disease process; also, because as humans we manipulate out environment with our hands. I recognize the importance of the hands as a functional tool while still in college after long discussions with my favorite professor. From that point on, I have dedicated myself to the study and practice of hand therapy and upper extremity rehabilitation.

How do you connect with your patients?

I connect with my patients through listening and empathy. I use humor and display care and understanding. I put forth a demeanor of wanting to help them through a particular problem. Finally, I use hands-on manual therapy techniques.

What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?

I am an avid aviator. I own my own airplane and fly regularly with friends and family.

What is your advice for your patients?

I often tell my patients to make an investment in themselves and their rehabilitation. Health is a lifelong endeavor.   


745 State Route 17M
Monroe, New York 10950
P: (845)-561-8060
219 Blooming Grove Tpk.
New Windsor, New York 12553
P: (845)-561-8060