Many hand or upper extremity injuries can be caught early through education, exercise, modalities and splinting to prevent unnecessary discomfort. Further injury can be prevented by educating the patient about proper posture, joint protection, stretching and pain relief. Our hand therapy program helps patients take control of their symptoms and prevent chronic problems.
Our hand therapy program is staffed by certified hand therapists (CHT) and occupational therapists (OT) who specialize in the treatment of traumatic, post-surgical and repetitive strain injuries in the upper extremity. Our hand therapists individualize each patient’s plan of care based upon the physician’s treatment orders and the patient’s functional goals and limitations.
Frequent diagnoses with successful 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)