Michelle Razo

Consultant Hand Therapist

About Me


I am an experienced Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist with a demonstrated history of working with upper limb trauma plus acquired conditions in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Passionate about client-centred and evidence-based Hand Therapy, in my “9-to-5” I practise as a highly specialised Consultant Hand Therapist for the National Health Service (NHS) / Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (HSCNI).


Having completed rigorous undergraduate and postgraduate studies, I achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas as well as a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas. After qualifying and working as an Occupational Therapist in the United States, I immigrated to the United Kingdom and worked as a Hand Therapist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London prior to settling in Northern Ireland. I am bilingual and fluent in both English and Spanish.

Professional Affiliations

  • Registered Occupational Therapist with The Health and Care Professions in the United Kingdom
  • Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) with the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC)
  • Certified as a Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR®) with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy in the United States
  • Licensed with the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
  • Member of The British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
  • Member of The British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT)
Michelle Razo, Hand Therapist

In The Media

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Victim of Nice attack runs marathon for hospital that rebuilt his hand

After the operation, he had 18 months of therapy and rehabilitation, led by hand therapists Sara Probert and Michelle Razo. He and Catherine, 31, married last June and returned to Nice during their honeymoon.

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Attack victim runs marathon after recovering from his injury

Laurence was a patient at the Trust’s specialist hand and wrist surgery clinic, which is led by hand and wrist surgeons and hand therapists. After his operation he underwent many months of therapy, led by hand therapists Sara Probert and Michelle Razo, and worked hard at his rehabilitation to regain the strength in his wrist.

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