Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle.
Commonly Treated Conditions
- arthroplasties and tendon repairs
- metacarpal and phalanx fractures
- mallet finger and swan neck deformities
- trigger finger
- carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome
- arthritic conditions
- wrist, elbow, and humerus fractures
- adhesive capsulitis
Hand Therapy is a merging of occupational and physical therapy theory and practice that combines comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper limb with function and activity. Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in life situations.
Our outpatient setting is ideal for our Occupational Therapists specializing in the treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries. We welcome both surgical and non-surgical cases and are able to provide comprehensive treatment plans that include splint fabrication as needed.