Provider Profile


Occupational Therapist, level 2, Certified Hand Therapist, Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist at South Deerfield Rehabilitation Services

Department + Services

Rehabilitation Services

Programs + Specialties

Occupational Therapy
Hand Therapy
Ergonomic Evaluation

Training + Education

Undergraduate: Bates College
Graduate: Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy, Western Michigan University

Board Certifications

Registered and Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Occupational Therapy
Board Certified by NBCOT (National Board Certification for Occupational Therapy)
Member - New England Hand Society

My Philosophy

Hands are the gateway through which people interact with their world - be it at home, work, sports, or playing musical instruments. I chose hand therapy as a career because I find it to be the most rewarding specialty of rehab – to assist patients in reclaiming their ability to function, and lead meaningful lives.


Gail Hegeman has been a Certified Hand Therapist since 1999 and has worked with the Cooley Dickinson Medical Group since 2000. In addition, Gail is an Ergonomic Specialist and has spent her career providing detailed consultation on management of work-related injuries. She specializes in treating injured musicians. As a musician herself, Gail has guided many instrumentalists in the Pioneer Valley through conditions and eventually helped enable them to return to playing.

Cooley Dickinson Health Care Rehabilitation Services South Deerfield Clinic

CONTACT 413-665-7427

OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday: 7 am - 5:30 pm

Location & Directions 21B Elm Street, South Deerfield, MA
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