Hand Therapy

Do you have pain in your wrist, hand, or fingers that prevents you from gripping/pinching objects, such as with opening jars or holding your toothbrush?  Zipping your jacket or holding a hand of playing cards?  Do you wake with numbness/tingling in your hands or fingers?  Is it difficult or painful to hold your walker or cane?  All of these issues, and many more, can be easily treated by seeing a hand therapist.

Hand Therapy is a specialized area of practice in occupational therapy.  Hand therapists receive additional training, certification and specialized education in evaluating and treating acute injuries, chronic conditions and other ailments that affect a person’s ability to use the upper extremity in their functional activities.  Traditionally, in order to receive this type of specialized service, you would have to travel to a larger outpatient facility or hospital system.

 Hand therapy services help you to regain, restore, protect and improve function by:

  • Completing custom splinting/brace fabrication to assist in pain reduction, improved joint and soft tissue positioning, protect injured or affected structures, and provide functional positioning of the wrist/hand..
  • Home Exercise Program development and education specific to your needs/goals
  • Using therapeutic modalities to decrease pain, improve range of motion and flexibility
  • Assessment of possible assistive devices/equipment needs to restore function/reduce pain and protect joints
  • Establish goals and use activities to promote/restore; strength, coordination, dexterity and fine motor control, pain reduction, joint conservation (arthritis/joint deformity), sensation/perception

Benefits of Seeing Hand Therapist

  • Therapist can complete comprehensive evaluation, establish treatment plan/goals and provide intervention without need to see a specialist first.  There are times however, a therapist may refer patient to appropriate physician for further evaluation.
  • Able to receive skilled intervention without the need to attend appointments at an outpatient clinic/outside facility— we come to you!
  • If you have seen a physician for an injury and need additional therapy services following your injury, even if it required surgery,  there‚Äôs no need to attend therapy at a facility as we can provide the necessary care to meet your rehabilitation goals and restore function.

Diagnoses commonly seen by Hand therapist:

  • Carpal tunnel
  • Thumb/finger and wrist arthritis
  • Tendonitis of thumb/wrist and elbow
  • Contractures (stiff/unable to move) of fingers/hand such as Dupuytrens contractures
  • Trigger fingers
  • Joint deformity such as seen with rheumatoid arthritis
  • Stable dislocations, fractures or other injuries of the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand/fingers, and MANY more. 
  • Many more!

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