Hand therapy is a type of rehabilitation performed by an occupational therapist who specialize in rehabilitation of patients with injuries or pathologies of the hand, elbow and shoulder.
Such therapy is performed by a provider with a high degree of specialization, requiring continuing education and advanced certification.
Occupational therapists perform a comprehensive patient evaluation and design a customized treatment plan that assists in empowering the patient to enjoy effective rehabilitation and maximize functional abilities.
Who Is It For?
- Post-surgical of the upper extremity: shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand
- Nerve entrapment (at cubital tunnel and carpal tunnel)
What Does Hand Therapy Involve?
- Comprehensive evaluation and assessment of your individual condition
- Exercise to address specific needs of strengthening and flexibility, including a tailored at home program
- Specialized equipment designed to stimulate the nerves in wrists and hands
- Hands on treatments to address joint, muscle and tissue mobility
- Custom orthotic fabrication (custom splinting)
- Desensitization following nerve injury or trauma