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Santa Monica Hand Center

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Monday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Featured Services

Physical Therapy
Hand Therapy Certified
Occupational Therapy
Functional Capacity Evaluations
Pediatric Physical Therapy
Upper Extremity Orthotics
Recovery and Reconditioning
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At Select Physical Therapy, our experienced clinical team will design an individualized plan of care that aligns with your specific goals in mind. Through experience, advanced clinical training and clear communication with our patients, our therapy team will give you the advantage in recovery. We are proud to be part of the community and are committed to providing each patient with an exceptional experience that promotes healing and recovery in a safe, compassionate environment. Call or request an appointment and experience the power of physical therapy today.

We continue to take extensive preventative measures, guided by the CDC, to protect those who enter our center throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. From masking to social distancing, to healthy hand hygiene and disinfecting, the health and safety of our patients and employees is our top priority.  Should you not feel comfortable visiting our center at this time, we are also offering telerehab services so you can easily connect with one of our licensed therapists through web-based technology. Contact us today for more information.

Our Team

Pamela Van Laningham, P.T., CHT

Pamela has been a physical therapist since 1996. Her work as a therapist combined with her athletic background provides her with extensive orthopedic and sport injuries experience. Pamela began working in hand therapy in 2007 and in 2009 became a certified hand therapist. She has extensive experience in treating multiple hand diagnoses, seeing patients of all ages, and treating complex post-surgical cases. She has developed excellence in clinical skills and orthotic fabrication. She is caring, compassionate, and patient care centered. She enjoys helping and coaching patients to achieve their therapy goals. Pamela is committed to furthering the hand therapy profession by supervising, training and mentoring students and therapists pursuing the hand therapy profession.

Chris Waters, OT/R

Chris was born and raised in Chicago, Il and completed his undergraduate degree at St Norbert College. He earned a master's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Sydney, AUS. Chris has expertise in ergonomics, occupational rehabilitation and pediatrics. He enjoys treating and working toward patients’ goals to ensure a safe return to their meaningful activities.

Sarah Kim, OTR/L

Sarah is dedicated to serving patients with compassion and the best possible care. She was raised in the greater Seattle area and completed her doctoral residency and hand therapy fellowship at the University of Southern California. Sarah is proficient in splint fabrication and is trained to evaluate and treat a wide range of hand and upper extremity diagnoses. She enjoys exploring coffee shops, reading at the park, playing tennis and hiking.

Nicky Triantafyllos, P.T., DPT

Nicky specializes in outpatient orthopedics and is trained in different manual techniques through the Institute of Physical Arts. She approaches each case uniquely, functionally evaluating each individual. This allows her to provide custom one-on-one treatment using a balance of therapeutic exercise and hands-on therapy, allowing patients to return to their prior level of function or enhance their performance. She uses the selection functional movement assessment approach to view the body as whole and identifying areas of dysfunctions that contribute to disability. Nicky received a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Athens in Greece. During her time there, she was a competitive swimmer. She developed an understanding for high performance and an emphasis on exercise technique. Nicky enjoys traveling, exploring the city and snuggling her puppy Daphne.
All Services

Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapy
  • Recovery and Reconditioning
  • Telerehab
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Blood Flow Restriction

Hand Therapy

  • Hand Therapy Certified
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthotics Upper Extremity - Hand/Arm

Work Health

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations

Pediatric Therapy

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

Prosthetics & Orthotics

  • Upper Extremity Orthotics
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