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Hand Therapy Program

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Our certified hand therapists (CHTs), occupational therapists (OTs) and occupational therapist assistants (OTAs) are specially trained in providing intervention that reduces pain and restores function.

Common diagnoses we treat include:

  • Nerve, tendon, ligament and muscular injury to hand/wrist/fingers
  • Sprains, fractures and/or dislocations of the elbow, wrist, hand, thumb and/or fingers
  • Hand conditions requiring customized positioning devices
  • Injuries and surgical repairs to the upper extremity
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinopathies
  • Trigger finger
  • Dog bits or wounds
  • Amputations
  • Repetitive injuries

Therapy often includes:

  • Pain and swelling reduction techniques
  • Scar tissue management
  • Desensitization techniques
  • Education and symptom management
  • Orthotic (splint) fabrication
  • Joint protection and energy conservation training
  • Training in home, work, leisure activities
  • Ergonomic approach to tasks
  • Exercise
  • Work conditioning and retraining

Therapy sessions are generally two to three times per week for 4-6 weeks. An individualized home exercise program is always prepared with the patients concerns in mind. Obtain a prescription for therapy from your physician and schedule time for an evaluation so your therapist can listen to your concerns and evaluate your performance.


American Society of Hand Therapists

Journal of Hand Therapy; 2009(22)361-376), ASHT Scope of Practice; 2011