If you’ve had surgery or injuries to your hand, our therapist will work
closely with your orthopedic or plastic surgeon to focus on restoring hand
If you want to regain normal use of your hands after tendon, nerve, burn
and soft tissue injuries, our therapists can help. We are also here to help
hand, wrist, thumb and forearm fractures, dislocations and ligament sprains
as well as repetitive motion injuries like tendonitis or carpal tunnel
syndrome and arthritis.
Our therapist will evaluate your current hand function and performance and
design programs to give you quick results so you can return to your normal
Fabrication of a custom splint.
Skin care and wound management.
Exercises to restore range-of-motion and strength.
Joint and soft tissue mobilization, in which the therapist stretches
the joints and soft tissues.
Modalities such as ultrasound, paraffin, heat, ice and fluidotherapy (a
dry whirlpool that uses heat to desensitize incisions) to increase
tissue extensibility or reduce pain and swelling.
Retraining your hands to do your usual activities, such as how to move
and bend, pick up items or hold a pen.
Education in ergonomic changes and joint protection techniques such as
improving your computer set up, teaching you positions to avoid,
different ways of gripping and holding items and using assistive
devices to reduce the stress on your joints.
Instruction in a home exercise program.