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Hand Therapy

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
  • Arthritis
  • Tendon injuries
  • Fractures
  • Nerve injuries
  • Burns
  • Upper extremity lymphedema
  • Hand pain
  • Tendinitis

Services Provided

  • Custom splints and braces to support arthritic joints or fractures. Other splints offered are used to protect healing tissue in cases of tendon lacerations.
  • Wound and scar management to facilitate healing and control problems caused by excessive scarring such as stiffness or pain.
  • Hand therapists help provide proper positioning and exercises to enhance tissue repair and increase normal pain free movement. Soft tissue mobilization of the numerous ligaments, tendons and nerves of the hand.
  • 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.


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