This is a specialized technique used by licensed Occupational Therapists (OT) to provide pain relief and improve motion in the hand & wrists after injury or surgery. It primarily deals with conditions of the upper extremities and particularly with the hand and fingers. Physical therapy for hands is indicative for the following conditions:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Nerve injuries
- Chronic pain
- Neurologic conditions (stroke)
For more information regarding the distinctions between physical therapists and occupational therapists and their role in providing hand therapy, read one of our latest blogs!
Manual Therapy is the therapy of choice for the treatment of the above conditions. In some cases, the physical therapist might fabricate splints to be used for correction or prevention of injury. Additionally, the patient receives training (hand therapy exercises) on how to perform daily activities and return to a productive lifestyle. For more information on Hand Therapy, or to speak with one of our experts, contact us or schedule a physical therapy appointment today.