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Comprehensive occupational therapy, physical therapy & hand therapy specialization proudly serving the Ocean & Monmouth County area

Brick Hand & Rehabilitative Services is an out-patient rehabilitation practice, in Brick, NJ, that specializes in Occupational, Physical, Certified Hand Therapy services by Certified Hand Therapists (CHT). (For more CHT information please visit: www.htcc.org). Conveniently located on Brick Boulevard for easy access from neighboring communities.

We are in-network with most insurance plans including Medicare and Workers’ Comp.


  • Initial Evaluation Within 24-48 hrs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Personalized Care with Treatment Tailored for Each Patient
  • Friendly and Open Environment
  • Convenient Location with Easy Access and Parking
  • Custom Splinting

No referral, no problem. We offer direct access!

Contact our clinic for more information at 732-840-8100


Michal LaBrie OTR/L, CHT

Certified Hand Therapist/ Clinic Director

Michal graduated from Howard University with an M.S. in Occupational Therapy in 2013. Since then, Michal has specialized within the field, becoming a certified hand therapist OTR/L, CHT.
Throughout her career, Michal has gained experience with pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations, treating a wide variety of diagnoses and injuries within the school-based, home care, outpatient, and telehealth settings. Over the past several years, Michal built relationships with multiple hand surgeons and has focused her career on the evaluation and treatment of post-operative and conservative upper extremity disorders as well as the fabrication of custom orthosis.
Michal is knowledgeable and passionate about her work, investing the necessary time and effort needed for her patients to see success in their healing and daily function.
In addition to her time with patients, Michal dedicates time as an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University (LUI) and fieldwork supervisor for multiple universities in the tristate area.
Michal is excited to join the team at Brick Hand Therapy!

Melissa Peabody, PT, CHT

Physical Therapist

Melissa earned her MS in Physical Therapy in 1995 from Hahnemann University, and after advanced training and experience in upper extremity rehabilitation, achieved recognition as a Certified Hand Therapist in 2001.
In addition to treating upper extremity issues, Melissa also has spent over two decades treating common issues of the neck, back, hip, knees, and ankles. She has worked with post-operative patients, athletes, and injured workers.
She has been with Brick Hand and Rehab since 2012.

Jeffrey Breeden, OT, CHT

Certified Hand Therapist


Additional programs are available. Contact us for information on additional or specialty programs you may need.

  • Arthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease (Djd)
  • Balance/Fall Prevention
  • Bursitis
  • Brachial Plexus Pathology
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Dupuytren’s Disease
  • Flexor/Extensor Tendon Repair Rehab
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Palsies/Injuries/Repairs
  • Pre-Surgical And Post -Surgical Therapy
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
  • Return to Work Rehabilitation
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Adaptive Equipment Instruction
  • Balance/ Gait Training
  • Core Training
  • Lower Extremity Training
  • Neuromuscular Retraining
  • Postural Exercises
  • Scar Management/Wound Care
  • Static And Dynamic Custom Splint Fabrication
  • Suture Removal
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Therapeutic Modalities


Patient Forms

Patient Forms

For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.

New Patient Registration Form PacketDownload

Revised Telehealth Consent Form | Download

This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL FORM.

Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter

The Therapy Connection | Download


Functional Outcome Questionnaires

Please fill out the appropriate survey prior to your first visit.

Arm, Shoulder and/or Hand Pain | Download

Low Back Pain | Download

Lower Extremity Pain | Download

Neck Disability | Download

Physician Use

Physician Use

Prescription Form | Download

This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL PRESCRIPTION.


For Additional Questions Please Contact Us At 732-840-8100

Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.

Direct access allows you to seek care from your physical therapist without a physician referral.
This means, that as a patient you can call us directly if you have an injury, pain, stiffness, or weakness that you
want to be evaluated. Brick Hand and Physical Therapy can now be your FIRST stop for any aches or pains that you have!

Please check with your insurance though as many health insurance plans require a physician’s referral for therapy to be covered. We also offer treatments, services, and/or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.

We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.

As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.

Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.

– Referral slip from your referring provider (If applicable)
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including the claim number.

Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.

We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.

Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.

The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.


"You’re a wonderful therapist! I appreciate all the help you gave me towards my recovery. Your professional, kind, attentive, and smart way goes a long way!"

-Cindy V.
"My entire experience at Brick Hand has been first-rate! Throughout my initial call with Shannon, all my questions were expertly answered and my appointments were made with ease. My hand therapist Michal was terrific. She provided excellent care and tailored a personalized treatment plan which included informative feedback throughout my recovery.  Michal is personable and always encourages you to do your best.  I would highly recommend their services!"

-Donna D.
"Brick Hand is a phenomenal place. It's very clean, well run with appointments and scheduling by Shannon, and my occupational hand therapist Michal is fabulous, very professional, personable, and very interested in the recovery of her patients. I give Brick Hand and the staff 5 stars for sure! Thank you to all of you!"

-Cindy V.