Northeast Rehab’s (NRH) hand therapy program is a specialized form of hand occupational therapy that helps patients take control of their symptoms and prevent chronic conditions. Many hand or upper extremity injuries can be treated early through education, exercise, modalities and splinting to reduce or prevent unnecessary discomfort. Further injury can also be prevented by educating the patient about proper posture, joint protection, stretching and pain relief.
Our hand therapy program is staffed by certified hand therapists (CHTs) and occupational therapists (OT) who specialize in the treatment of traumatic, post-surgical and repetitive strain injuries in the upper extremity. Our CHTs individualize each patient’s plan of care based upon the physician’s treatment orders and the patient’s functional goals and limitations.
Conditions that are often treated successfully with conservative hand therapy treatment include:
- Arthritis, including the very common carpometacarpal (CMC) arthritis which effects the thumb
- Carpal tunnel syndrome as well as other nerve compressions/injuries
- Tendonitis, including de Quervain’s syndrome (a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist) and lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
To find out more information or book a hand therapy evaluation with one of our CHTs, please contact, 888-950-9939