Hand therapy requires a special set of skills in the areas of manual therapy, post-surgical rehabilitation, and static and dynamic splinting. Hand function is so essential to life, and rehabilitation needs to be highly technical due to the complexity of the hands nerves, vessels, bones, tendons and ligaments. While most of the hand therapy is provided by occupational therapists, physical therapists may team up with the hand therapist to provide a dual approach to managing hand function.
Conservative treatment of arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis are just a few of the conditions that the team has special training to address. Post operative treatment includes close contact with your surgeon regarding post operative protocols involving but not limited to tendon repair, carpel tunnel release, arthroplasties and fracture management.
Hand Team- OT and PT work with one another to bring together unique specialties for the most comprehensive treatment. The Hand Specialty Team won’t just treat you where it hurts, but identify problems that led to your injury and optimize your outcome. From your neck and shoulder to your elbow and wrist – assessing and addressing the whole chain for optimal function and improving continuity between impairment and functional goals.
Meet our Hand Specialty Team: