Many people who suffer from an injury or disease that affects the hand, wrist, arm, elbow or shoulder experience pain that affects their overall quality of life. They may assume improvement is not possible, and that they have to accept the condition, but thanks to advanced technology and available therapies, this is not necessarily true. A certified hand therapist (CHT) can provide treatments to reduce pain, increase range of motion and improve functional abilities for patients suffering from a variety of upper extremity maladies.

Depending on the diagnosis, therapy can be beneficial when provided alone, or before or after surgery. Our hand therapists work in cooperation with physicians and clients to achieve the best possible results.

Conditions treated:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • De quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Dislocations
  • Dupuytren’s
  • Fractures of the upper extremity and hand
  • Lateral/Medial Epicondylitis
  • Sprains and tratins
  • Post-surgical tendon laceration repair
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Shoulder injuries

Following a thorough evaluation, the CHT develops an individualized treatment plan for each client.

Treatments may include:

  • Range of motion exercises
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Activities of daily living
  • Coordination and fine motor coordination exercises
  • Management of swelling
  • Moist heat and cold therapy
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Ultrasound, iontophoresis, electrical stimulation, infared
  • Management of scar tissue
  • Desensitization and sensory re-education
  • Customized splint fabrication
  • Joint protection principles