Raquel Guarino, MS, CHT, OTR/L

Instructor, OT Programs


St. Augustine, FL


College of Health Sciences


Acute Care
Adult Rehabilitation
Clinical Education
Hand Therapy


Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Quinnipiac University
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, Quinnipiac University

Research Interests

Complementary Medicine
Women’s Health
Complex Pain Conditions
Holistic Treatment Methods

Raquel Guarino is an occupational therapist, certified hand therapist and educator. She graduated with her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences in 2008 and master’s degree in occupational therapy from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut in 2010. Her capstone focus was on complementary medicine and occupational therapy to address patient pain.

Guarino spent several years practicing in New Jersey and Florida. She currently has a small business focused on graded exercise kits for patients with upper extremity strength deficits. Guarino has presented and guest lectured at local universities in Florida on orthopedic content and orthotic fabrication.

With more than 10 years of experience, Guarino has worked in hand therapy, pediatric sensory integration rehabilitation and neuro rehabilitation. She also specializes in laser treatments. She is kinesio-tape certified as well as certified in the Graston technique.

She joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences as a contributing faculty member in 2016 and became a full-time faculty member in January 2022. She teaches within the orthopedic and adult course components of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program.