Marisol Monasterio is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. She received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Psychology from the University of Houston in 1997, and Master degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2001. Ms. Monasterio received her Certification in Hand Therapy in 2006. She has been trained in advanced orthotics for the upper and lower extremity, and has specialized in the hand, wrist,elbow and shoulder post-surgical treatment.
She is a current member of the American Society for Hand Therapists and is active both at a national and state level. Marisol has been a speaker in national and local conferences as well as at the CHT review course. She was awarded Best Clinical Poster “Modified Anti-Pronation DRUJ Instability Splint”, 29th ASHT annual meeting, 2006. She was the Education Coordinator organizing the 13th annual meeting Texas Chapter of Hand Therapy conference “Come and Join us” in 2008, and Historian for the Texas Chapter of ASHT from 2008 to 2011. Marisol received the Shinning Start Award in 2015 and she is the current President of The Texas Society for Hand Therapy. Marisol has worked with highly respected hand surgeons of the Houston area including Dr. Steven Viegas.
Her publications at the Journal of Hand Therapy include
Use of a Bivalve Finger Fracture Splint in the Treatment of a Comminuted Fracture & Dorsal Dislocation,
Dynamic Hinged Splint Following a Surgical Reattachment of a Distal Triceps Tendon Avulsion
Modified Anti-pronation DRUJ Instability Splint.
She believes that the best treatment not only requires knowledge and skills, but the emotional and personal interaction with the patient. “Seeing my patients go back to their normal lives gives me the deepest satisfaction”. In her spare time she is a flamenco singer & dancer and was the artistic director of the show “Caminos Gitanons” & “Toward the Gipsy Road.”