Hand Therapy

Whether writing with a pen, typing on a computer or turning a screwdriver, our hands are important tools in our daily lives.  Hand therapy focuses in on rehabilitation of the hand and upper limbs and is the merging of occupational therapy and physical therapy theory and practice. Hand Therapy can be preventative, to reduce acute or chronic pain, or it can be used after nerve injury for sensory re-education.

Certified hand therapists work directly with the referring physician and the patient to treat the following conditions, but not limited to:

  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery/Release
  • Fracture of the elbow, wrist, or hand
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Tendon injury and repair
  • Burns
  • Traumatic amputation and hand injury
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Nerve compressions/palsies

Our hand therapy services include a range of treatment options including:

  • Post-operative management of upper extremity
  • Custom orthoses for the upper extremity
  • Joint mobilization
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue techniques
  • Manual therapy
  • Taping techniques
  • Wound and scar management
  • Edema management
  • Work simulation
  • Range of motion
  • Strengthening
  • Arthritis