Have you suffered a recent injury or a chronic condition affecting the regular use of your hands? Did you recently injure your fingers, break your wrist or have surgery? At Hand In Hand Rehabilitation, our occupational therapists specialize in treating the upper extremity to ensure you get back to doing what you love!
Occupational therapy is a great way to learn how to overcome these hurdles, improve performance and lower your pain symptoms. Occupational therapists (OTs) are skilled at increasing the range of motion, dexterity, and strength throughout the upper extremities.
If you have an injury or recently had surgery on your upper extremity or some medical condition that is causing you pain and preventing you from enjoying the things you love, our occupational therapists can help.
Call today to schedule a consultation with one of our therapists and see how we can help you find long-lasting relief once and for all!
What is occupational therapy?
An occupational therapist helps people across the lifespan do what they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). The main goal of occupational therapy is to help people restore their function and get back to everyday activities, work responsibilities, and recreational/sports participation.
At Hand In Hand Rehabilitation, our occupational therapists are skilled at dealing with the most challenging cases and using the most advanced research-backed treatment strategies to ensure you maximize your outcomes. Some of the most common conditions our occupational therapists treat include:
- Crush injuries and other hand trauma
- Tendinopathy (tendonitis) or any type of tendon injury in the upper extremities (shoulder, elbow, hand, and fingers)
- Fractures and dislocations anywhere in the upper extremities
- Conditions affecting the joints like sprains (ligament injuries) and/or arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis)
- Recovery after burns/scar management
- Recovery after surgery
- Neurological conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome or disorders after a stroke
- Sensory re-education after nerve injury
Occupational therapy at Hand In Hand Rehabilitation has extensive experience treating people recovering from surgery, healing from injuries, or living with chronic conditions that affect their quality of life. Our team is dedicated to helping you get the results you deserve!
What to expect from occupational therapy
An occupational therapist is an excellent solution, no matter the cause of your shoulder, elbow, wrist, or hand pain. At Hand In Hand Rehabilitation, our therapists assess your particular condition to identify and address the contributing factors.
Our occupational therapist will start with an individual assessment to determine the source of your pain, range of motion, strength, abilities, and personal goals. This information will help us customize activities focused on improving your daily tasks.
Your therapist is skilled at hands-on intervention and exercise selection for the most comprehensive and appropriate intervention to help you resolve your pain and/or restore your function.
Our treatments typically include manual therapy, joint mobilization manipulation, therapeutic exercise, and nerve and tendon glide techniques widely used for effective results. At times it is necessary to include techniques like KT taping and joint splinting, which have been shown to help alleviate pain and restore function for specific conditions.
Our therapists can also create customized splints to prevent or correct injuries. We will use all the tools to help manage or alleviate the acute or chronic pain, weakness, or mobility deficits you may be experiencing.
Occupational therapy at Hand In Hand Rehabilitation offers programs that can reduce your overall risk of sustaining an upper extremity injury and help you recover if you’ve been hurt. Our team focuses on treating orthopedic upper-extremity issues to optimize the functional use of the arm and hand.
We take a holistic approach to occupational therapy and believe it can be integrated into care plans with physical and speech therapy or other alternative forms of treatment like acupuncture and massage. We will work with other healthcare providers to help our patients regain mobility flexibility, improve their range of motion, and regain independence in their daily routines!
Request an appointment at Hand In Hand Rehabilitation today!
Occupational therapy goes beyond addressing and preventing injuries. At Hand In Hand Rehabilitation, our therapeutic interventions consider all of your functional needs, implement activities to promote psychological well-being, and work closely with you to help you reach your goals!
If you want to begin improving your quality of life and ability to do the things you love, call to request an appointment today!