Reich intended on being a physical therapist, and decided to specialize in hands realizing that perhaps more petite body parts were more her interest. She hails from Long Island and earned her degree from SUNY at Buffalo in 1985.
Reich and Leadley also treat patients for wound care and care of scars following surgeries or injuries. In addition to custom made splints, the office does have pre-fabricated splints. Together, these resources are invaluable in catering to patient needs. They are also able to make dynamic splints, which are splints that allow for movement.
A therapy you may not associate with their office is the administration of medicines (i.e., steroids) via a patch to the affected area. It’s called iontophoresis therapy, a method of ion transfer. All equipment needed for giving the medicine is right there in the office, making it convenient for patients if it’s needed.
Both Reich and Leadley go above and beyond to educate their patients and raise awareness of arthritis within the community by giving talks at area nursing homes (among other venues) and participating in ongoing continuing education within their field.
CDHPT is located at 1201 Nott Street, Schenectady and has office hours from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Their phone number is 377-9227.