What is Hand Rehabilitation?
Hand therapy is a rehabilitation specialty that focuses on tissue manipulation and healing of the hand and arm to increase skill and strength as needed for individual activities of daily living, employment tasks, and personal hobbies. Protection of ligaments, joints, tendons and nerves is essential throughout the rehabilitation process. Adaptive equipment and splints may be utilized to maximize function and safety.
Because of the intricacies of hand design, communication among patient, therapist, and physician is imperative and a priority for optimal recovery. Patient education leading to self management is stressed.
What Conditions Can be Treated?
- Amputations/Digit Replantation
- Burns & Open Wounds
- Carpal Tunnel
- Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
- Dupytren’s Disease
- Ganglion Cyst
- Nerve Compression Syndromes
- Spacticity / Contractures Following Stroke
- Tendon & Nerve Lacerations