Hand therapy is the science of treating strength and range of motion in an individual’s upper extremity. It includes:
Patients who are seeking hand therapy have either had injuries or a chronic condition which require physiotherapy. Hand Physiotherapy can help regain functionality, regain and improve mobility and lessen the pain.
How can it help me? Hand Physiotherapy can help regain functionality, regain and improve mobility and lessen the pain. If you have experienced an injury or have a chronic condition which is causing pain, it can be difficult even to perform every day, simple tasks. With the help of a certified hand therapist, you can get back to living pain free. Hand therapists have extensive education that concentrates on the upper extremities and can provide preventative care, post-operational rehabilitation, and non-operative therapy.
How does it work? Once a Hand therapist has evaluated your condition and the source of pain, a treatment plan is developed in conjunction with your physician or surgeon. Some therapies for treatment are:
- Occupational conditioning
- Soft Tissue Procedures
- Dexterity Training
- Hot or Cold Packs
- Strength Exercises
- Joint Movement
- Electrical Stimulation
- Range of Motion activities
Each individual patient gets a custom treatment plan and these therapies are only some of the options that the therapist may employ.
Some conditions that hand therapy can help with:
- Nerve Injuries
- Nerve Repairs
- Tendon Injuries
- Tendon Repairs
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Chronic Pain
Cost and Coverage: Most of our services are covered through employer, auto or disability insurance. Schedule an appointment to learn more about the different options that are available to you.