Hand therapy is a type of rehabilitation performed by an occupational therapist who specialize in rehabilitation of patients with injuries or pathologies of the hand, elbow and shoulder.

Such therapy is performed by a provider with a high degree of specialization, requiring continuing education and advanced certification.

Occupational therapists perform a comprehensive patient evaluation and design a customized treatment plan that assists in empowering the patient to enjoy effective rehabilitation and maximize functional abilities.

Who Is It For?

  • Post-surgical of the upper extremity: shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Fractures
  • Nerve entrapment (at cubital tunnel and carpal tunnel)

What Does Hand Therapy Involve?

  • Comprehensive evaluation and assessment of your individual condition
  • Exercise to address specific needs of strengthening and flexibility, including a tailored at home program
  • Specialized equipment designed to stimulate the nerves in wrists and hands
  • Hands on treatments to address joint, muscle and tissue mobility
  • Custom orthotic fabrication (custom splinting)
  • Desensitization following nerve injury or trauma