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What Does Hand Therapy Provide?

Preventative, Non-operative or conservative treatment

  •   Management of acute or chronic pain
  • Desensitization following nerve injury or trauma
  • Sensory re-education after nerve injury

  •  Design and implementation of home exercise programs to increase
  • motion, dexterity, and/or strength

  • Splint fabrication for prevention or correction of injury
  • Training in the performance of daily life skills through adapted
  • methods and equipment
  • Conditioning prior to returning to work

Postoperative Rehabilitation may additionally include:

  •  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
  • Fabrication of orthoses to protect surgery or increase movement
  • Instruction in Home Exercise Program

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