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Hand Therapy and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

Injuries or conditions that affect the upper limbs need specialized care for optimal recovery. Our outpatient rehabilitation program includes hand therapy services designed specifically to help our patients through pre- and post-operative treatment, preventive care, injury care and chronic condition management.

Our Hand Therapy Treatments Focus On:

  • Therapies and exercises designed to help patients regain or improve function and range of motion

  • Exercises to desensitize or re-sensitize nerves after injury or trauma

  • Adaptive strategies to accomplish everyday tasks

  • Preventive measures to reduce injury or reinjury risks

  • Improve quality of life and quality of sleep

The Benefits of Hand Therapy

  • Reduces recovery time for patients with injuries or after surgery

  • Minimizes post-surgical or injury-related scarring

  • Reduces symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve and joint conditions

  • Helps patients better manage daily living activities and return to work without ongoing pain

  • Improves health-related quality of life

  • Improves physical strength, range of motion and function

  • Provides long-term guidance to help patients control their pain after discharge from therapy

Common Diagnoses

  • Carpal or cubital tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow

  • Amputations and transplants

  • Osteoarthritis/arthritis

  • Flexor or extensor tendon injury

  • Shoulder impingement

  • Hand, wrist and radial head fractures

  • Rotator cuff tear

Specialized Services for Pain Management Include:

  • Pre- and post-surgical care

  • Adaptive equipment and orthoses recommendations and training

  • Joint protection and energy conservation education

  • Patient and family education

  • Pain and swelling management

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