Hand therapy helps people return to maximum function in their daily activities
in the home, school, and workplace after an illness or injury.
Our staff of occupational therapists has received extensive training in
upper extremity rehabilitation, and many are certified by the Hand Therapy
Certification Commission. Hand therapists coordinate closely with the
patient’s physician or surgeon to provide a specialized rehabilitation program.
Common conditions treated:
- Complex trauma/injuries to hand/arm
- Industrial injuries
- Post surgical treatment
- Tendon injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Upper extremity lymphedema
- Hand pain
- Wound and scar management to facilitate healing and control problems caused
by excessive scarring such as stiffness or pain.
- Soft tissue mobilization of the numerous ligaments, tendons and nerves
of the hand. Hand therapists help provide proper positioning and exercises
to enhance tissue repair and increase normal pain free movement.
- Custom splints and braces to support arthritic joints or fractures. Other
splints offered are used to protect healing tissue in cases of tendon
- Desensitization and sensory re-education to decrease pain from damaged
nerves and help the hand regain its ability to recognize textures and
objects by touch.
- Education and home exercise programs to maximize recovery.
- Recommendations for adaptive equipment and techniques to promote independence
with activities of daily living.
How to Get Started
Ask your physician for a referral and then call to make an appointment
at the facility closest to you.