• Hand Therapy

    Hand Therapy

    What is it?
    What does a hand therapist provide?
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Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitating the upper extremity, from shoulder to finger.

advanced physical therapy provides the following rehabilitation and treatment:

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 chronic pain
  • Dessensitization 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


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