Meet Our Hand Therapy Team

South Shore Health's hand therapy program is staffed by expert occupational therapists who specialize in treatment and rehabilitation for hand, wrist, elbow, and upper extremity injuries.

Get to know our team below!

John Henesey

John Henesey, OTR/L practices at the South Shore Health Center for Orthopedics, Spine and Sports Medicine. While obtaining his master’s degree from New England Institute of Technology, he practiced in a skilled nursing facility setting with acute care patients as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. He has an interest in pursuing a certification as Hand Therapist, working in adaptive sports. Outside of work, John enjoys coaching both youth and high school lacrosse and doing any activity he can outdoors.

Clinical Interests: Adaptive sports, hand therapy

Occupational therapist Jon Henesey of South Shore Health
Occupational therapist Kathy Kowalski of South Shore Health

Kathy Kowalski

Kathy Kowalski, OTR/L, CHT has practiced Occupational Therapy for more than 20 years. She earned the designation of Certified Hand Therapist in 2001 and has focused her clinical practice to specialize in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. Her specific areas of interest include complex tendon injuries, fracture care, and the fabricating of custom splints. Her priority is to return patients to the highest level of function using the best therapy techniques available.

Clinical Interests: Hand therapy, custom splinting

Peggy Leung

Peggy graduated from Boston University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. She has worked in a variety of settings, including acute care and home care, but her passion is in outpatient orthopedic rehab. She completed her master’s degree in occupational therapy with concentration in upper extremity rehab in 2010 at Tufts University. Peggy became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2014 and she specializes in injuries/conditions involving the elbow, wrist and hand. Outside of work, she enjoys reading and traveling with her family.

Clinical Interests: Hand therapy, upper extremity therapy

Occupational therapist Peggy Leung of South Shore Health
Occupational therapist Alicia Quach of South Shore Health

Alicia Quach

Alicia Quach graduated from Boston University in 2019 with her doctorate in Occupational Therapy and has been working at South Shore Health since 2020. She is passionate about working together with her patients to help them reach their goals. She enjoys treating both the orthopedic and neurological populations and is interested in pursuing certification in hand therapy. Originally from California, Alicia can be found spending her free time outdoors, appreciating all four seasons, or in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes.

Clinical Interests: Stroke rehabilitation, upper extremity rehabilitation, splint making.