Rehabilitation & Other Therapies
Hand therapy program
Injuries to the hand and upper extremities can be complex, involving bone, tendon, nerve and/or skin. Recovery is equally dependent upon expert physician care and early, appropriate therapy.
The goal of treatment is to help patients regain full hand and upper extremity function for daily activities.
Hand therapists are occupational and physical therapists that are highly experienced in treating problems of the upper extremity. Because of their high degree of specialization, continuing education and most often advanced certification, hand therapists are able to focus their expertise on patients requiring intensive hand therapy.
A hand therapist works with the patient to provide a continuum of upper extremity care often starting within days of the injury or surgery right through to the patient's return to work and/or a productive lifestyle.
We provide care for patients with the following conditions:
Comprehensive care provided
A qualified hand therapist can identify unique problems of the upper extremities and can effectively treat and rehabilitate patients through such methods as:
Hand therapists also can work as consultants with employers to establish programs for workers at risk of developing cumulative trauma disorders. Our therapists can recommend modifications of workstations and alternative work methods to help ensure healthy work styles.