Hand Injuries

Hand Therapy

Hand therapy is a specialized field that addresses the intricacies of hand problems. After a hand injury or surgery, hand therapy is instrumental in returning a person to full home and work activities. Hand therapists assist patients in identifying causes of injury and assist in minimizing recurrence through job/activity modification, education, and a home exercise program.

Hand therapists treat many conditions, including:

  • Tendon repairs
  • Bums
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s contracture

Individualized treatment programs include:

  • Splinting
  • Scar management
  • Modalities as indicated
  • Edema massage
  • Therapeutic exercise for increased motion and strengthening

Benefits of hand therapy include:

  • Increased motion and strength
  • Improved dexterity and coordination
  • Fewer complications from scarring and swelling
  • More effective performance of daily activities