Sara Cave,

Sara Cave is an experienced Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist with 13 years of practice, specializing in acute care, hand therapy, and pediatric orthopedic rehabilitation.


Sara Cave, an experienced Occupational Therapist with 13 years of dedicated practice, is a proud graduate of Quinnipiac University, where she earned her Master’s in Occupational Therapy in 2010. Sara’s professional journey commenced in the acute care setting at Saint Raphael’s Hospital, where she gained valuable experience working with cardiac patients, post-stroke individuals, and orthopedic populations. Her passion for helping diverse patient groups led her to explore per diem opportunities at pediatric and skilled nursing facilities.

In 2015, Sara embarked on a new chapter in her career, transitioning to outpatient rehabilitation in Old Saybrook. Over the past eight years, she has continuously honed her skills, specializing in hand therapy and upper extremity rehabilitation during her tenure at Yale New Haven Hospital. Sara’s commitment to patient care extends beyond therapy sessions; she collaborates closely with physicians, nurses, and other physical medicine providers to support individuals dealing with conditions such as cerebral palsy, brachial plexus birth palsy, and premature infants. With a special interest in hand injuries and pediatric orthopedic issues, Sara brings a wealth of expertise to the Orthopartners team. When not working, she enjoys cherished moments with her two boys and husband, savoring the great outdoors through hiking and indulging her artistic side with painting.

Working with us

Our Process



At your first rehabilitation evaluation, your therapist will assess your movement quality, pain levels, and lifestyle needs  to get started on your orthopedic recovery.


Identify Goals

Depending on your unique lifestyle factors and movement needs, your therapist will help you break down the recovery journey into attainable milestones to reach your long-term movement goals.



Your therapist will customize your home exercise program, guide you through rehab exercises, administer pain-relieving therapies, and be your ultimate resource to track and support your progress.

our team of experts are here for you

Our Physical and Occupational therapists communicate with our Fellowship-Trained Surgeons and Orthopedic PAs daily to improve patient care and outcomes. This regular communication between our surgical and rehabilitation teams helps all our providers stay current with the latest research and best practices to optimize your recovery.