HAND

THERAPY

The art and science of rehabilitation for the shoulder, elbow, wrist, & hand

A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) provides care for patients with a variety of upper extremity disorders and injuries. These disorders and injuries can include but not limited to:

  • Osteoarthritis and/or Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Pre & Post-surgical intervention
  • Overuse injuries & prevention
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), previously called RSD.
  • Crush injuries
  • Ligament & Tendon injuries and repairs.
  • Joint Replacements
  • Peripheral nerve disorders

A CHT is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who, through advanced study and experience, specializes in treating individuals with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremity.

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KNOW

BEFORE YOU GO

Be sure you’re working with a CERTIFIED Hand Therapist (CHT)

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

What’s the difference? A Certified Hand Therapist has advanced certification through the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC.org) Learn more about this specialty at ASHT.org

WE

UNDERSTAND

Jennifer and I understand that a person’s life can be severely effected when there is an issue with either or both hands. The hand is the most functional and valuable part of the upper extremity. At the same time, the hand is one of the most complex and intricate parts of the body.

“Every hand injury or problem is different and must be treated as such.”

Even the more common conditions of the hand, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Trigger Fingers, may require variations in treatments and splinting/bracing. We make sure to stay up to date on the latest treatments and strategies of care for the shoulder, elbow, wrist, & hand by attending the National Hand Symposium in Philadelphia every year. This symposium is organized by The Hand Foundation and includes presentations from reputable Hand surgeons and Hand therapists from all over the world. Having access to a Certified Hand Therapist that is also a Doctor of Physical therapy is rare and should be taken advantage of when suffering from pain in any part of your arm!

Therapeutic

TREATMENTS

Pre & Post Joint Replacement Rehabilitation

…including Pain Relief, strength and motion treatment.

Manual Therapy

… such as Manual Therapy such as Joint mobilization, soft tissue massage, muscle energy techniques, etc…

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

“Hawk Grips” Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization: the use of specially designed stainless steel tools to perform massage like treatments.

Hand Therapy

Both Jenn and Billy are Certified Hand Therapists.Fun Fact: there are only 900 Certified Hand Therapists who are ALSO Physical Therapists, and there are only 6200 in the entire world! Having access to a Certified Hand Therapist that is also a Doctor of Physical therapy is rare and should be taken advantage of when suffering from pain in any part of your arm!Go HERE for more information on our Hand Therapy Services.

Neuro Rehabilitation

… (Balance and Mobility Rehabilitation) for Stroke, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, etc…

Neuro Muscular Electrical Stimulation

… also known as NMES to facilitate muscle contraction.

Mechanical Traction

… for Neck & Low Back. Mechanical Traction is a very successful alternative to surgery on herniated or bulging discs in the neck or back. Traction reduces the pressure on the discs and nerves through a gentle traction force. This traction force expands the spaces between the vertebrae, thus providing pain relief.

Hand & Wrist Fluidotherapy®

A heating modality that acts as a dry whirlpool in which dry finely ground corn husk is the medium that your hand is submerged in. This is an effective tool at heating, desensitizing, and allowing for active movements.

Nustep®

A total body work out machine designed for all ages and fitness levels. This machine is low impact and can improve your cardiorespiratory health.

Custom, Semi-Custom & Prefabricated Splints & Orthoses

Custom, Semi-Custom & Prefabricated Splints & Orthosis.For more information on Prefabricated Splints & Orthosis visit our Resources page.

GameReady® Cold Compression Therapy

A Vasopneumatic device used to reduce swelling and pain. This device has several sleeves designed to fit different parts of the body for effective delivery of compression and cold therapy

Paraffin Wax

Used as a form of heat before or after treatment to facilitate healing and range of motion.

UBE

The upper body ergometer is designed to strengthen the arms. This machine is great for strengthening and cardiorespiratory health. It is also wheelchair accessible.