Faculty

Sally Poole

Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Sally Poole

Phone: (212) 998-5851
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Sally Poole is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. As a certified hand therapist, her teaching areas include general orthopedic topics, administration and professional issues, splinting, occupational therapy management of the upper extremity, and advanced treatment techniques in OT. She maintains a private practice, specializing in hand therapy, and is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists.

She is currently pursuing a clinical doctorate in occupational therapy.


Selected Presentations

  • "OT management of peripheral nerve injuries"
    Co-authors and co-presenters: C. Maher & S. Berger. Presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Houston, April 2009.
  • "The ABC's of splinting"
    Co-author and co-presenter: S. Berger. New York State Occupational Therapy Workshop, New York, June 2007.
  • "Occupational therapy evaluation & intervention for patients with peripheral nerve injuries"
    Co-author and presenter: C. Maher. Presented at the New York State Occupational Therapy Conference, Brooklyn, October 2002.
  • "Does Managed Care effect certified hand therapist's delivery of care?"
    Paper with J. Rutt, T. Herman, F. Cherry & E. Immel at the American Society of Hand Therapy Annual Meeting, Nashville, October 2001.
  • "Is there a difference in girth in the dominant upper extremity when compared to the non-dominant upper extremity?"
    Paper with V. Aliermo, H. Simoni, M. Thengill, & Y. Yee at the American Society of Hand Therapy Annual Meeting, Nashville, October 2001.
  • "Scar management: Basic wound healing"
    Presentation at the NYU Division of Nursing Continuing Education Seminar, New York, NY, May 2001.
  • "Pediatric hand injuries: Therapist management of the burned hand and therapist management of peripheral nerve injuries"
    Presentation at the Combined Annual Meeting of the Venezuelan Hand Surgery Society and the Venezuelan Society of Hand Therapy, Caracas, June 2001.

Degrees Held

  • B.A. New York University
  • M.A. New York University

Awards

  • 2007 : Approved as "Provider of Continuing Education" by the NY State Occupational Therapy Association (NYSOTA)
  • 2001 : Honorary Member, Hand Therapy Society of Venezuela

Selected Publications

  • Bear-Lehman, J., & Poole, S. E. (2011). The presence and impact of stress reactions on disability among patients with arm injury. Journal of Hand Therapy, 24, 2, 89-94.
  • Buckley, K.A. & Poole, S. (in press) Activity Analysis. In J. Hinojosa and M. Blount (Eds.), The texture of life: Purposeful activities in occupational therapy. Bethesda, MD: AOTA.
  • Poole, S. (2006). Acute hand injuries. In M. B. Early Physical disabilities for the occupational therapy assistant (2nd ed.) St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
  • Buckley, K. A., & Poole, S. (2004). Activity analysis. In J. Hinojosa and M. Blount (Eds.), The texture of life: Purposeful activities in occupational therapy, (2nd ed., pp.69-114). Bethesda, MD: AOTA.
  • Hinojosa, J., & Poole, S. (2003). Ethical issues and the use of physical agent modalities by occupational therapists. In D. M. Baily & S. Schwartzberg (Eds.), Ethical and legal dilemmas in occupational therapy. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.
  • Hinojosa, J., Poole, S., Kyler,P. (2003). Modalities and Domain of Practice. In D. M. Baily and S. Schwartzberg (Eds.), Ethical and legal dilemmas in occupational therapy (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.
  • Kasch, M., Poole, S., & Hedl, M. (1997). Acute hand injuries. In M. B. Early (Ed.), Physical disabilities for the occupational therapy assistant. St. Louise, MO: Mosby.

Courses

  • OT-GE 2000 - New Student Seminar
  • OT-GE 2039 - Medical and Psychological Conditions
  • OT-GE 2701 - Foundations of Occupational Therapy
  • OT-GE 2710 - Kinesiology
  • OT-GE 2741 - Evaluation and Intervention: Orthopedic Perspective
  • OT-GE 2801 - Advanced Upper Quadrant Anatomy
  • Advanced Upper Quadrant Evaluation & Treatment

Research Interests

  • Patient Outcomes
  • Managed Care & its effect on the delivery of OT services to the hand injured patients
  • Physical and psychological impact on patients with traumatic hand injuries