Hand Therapy

What does a Hand Therapist provide?

A qualified hand therapist can evaluate and treat any problem related to the upper extremities. The hand therapist can effectively treat and rehabilitate the patient through postoperative rehabilitation, preventative, non-operative or conservative treatment or industry consultation. The therapist works closely with the provider and patient to provide a continuum of care. This often starts within days of an injury or surgery right through the patient’s return to work and/or a productive lifestyle.




Postoperative Rehabilitation
  • Management of open or sutured wounds (prevention of infection and assistance in healing)
  • Control of hypertrophic (raised and/or swollen) or hypersensitive scars
  • Reduction of swelling
Preventative, Non-operative, or Conservative Treatment
  • Management of acute or persistent pain
  • Desensitization following nerve injury or trauma
  • Sensory re-education after nerve injury
  • Design and implementation of exercise programs to increase motion, dexterity and/or strength
  • Splint fabrication for prevention or corrections of injury
  • Training in the performance of daily life skills through adapted methods and equipment
  • Conditioning prior to returning to work


Find us in the American Society of Hand Therapists Directory



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