Services we provide:

Evaluation and Treatment
Following a thorough evaluation, an individualized treatment plan will be developed for each client and may include:

  • Wound care
  • Range of motion and strengthening exercises
  • Control of swelling
  • Moist heat and cold therapy
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Ultrasound, iontophoresis, and electrical stimulation
  • Scar and soft tissue massage
  • Desensitization and sensory re-education
  • Customized splint fabrication
  • Joint protection principles
  • Therapeutic activities
  • Home exercise programs


Conditions Treated

Hand therapists are specialized in treating upper extremity conditions including:

  • Traumatic injuries
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Sports injuries
  • Tennis elbow and other types of tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, and other nerve entrapment disorders
  • Repetitive motion syndromes
  • Amputations
  • Burns and frostbite
  • Arthritis
  • Tendon and nerve injuries
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Complex regional pain syndrome / RSD


Hand and Upper Quarter Patients

Theoretical knowledge and technical skills are applied, using good clinical judgment, in assessment and treatment of individuals with diagnoses related to the upper quarter (hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder girdle, cervical area or multiple joints). These may include but are not limited to:

  • Adhesions or tightness (e.g., musculotendinis, capsular)
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis and rheumatic diseases
  • Crush injuries/mutilating trauma
  • Cumulative trauma disorders
  • Cysts and tumors
  • Dislocations and subluxations
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Edema
  • Fractures
  • Infections
  • Ligamentous injury and instability
  • Muscular strains, tears, and avulsions
  • Nerve injuries and conditions (e.g., neuropathies, palsies, nerve repairs)
  • Pain (e.g. complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia)
  • Replantation and revascularization
  • Tendon injuries and conditions (e.g., lacerations, transfers, tendonitis, ruptures)
  • Thermal and electrical injuries
  • Vascular disorders
  • Wounds and scars