How does hand therapy work?

Our hand therapists begin by thoroughly evaluating your hand condition, including assessing your range of motion, strength, and functional limitations. This evaluation forms the basis of a tailored treatment plan that aligns with your specific goals and needs. Hand therapy encompasses a range of therapeutic interventions designed to promote healing, improve hand function, and alleviate pain. The interventions may include:

  • Therapeutic Exercises: Customized exercises targeting hand and finger muscles to improve strength, dexterity, and coordination.
  • Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques to mobilize and stretch hand tissues, joints, and scar tissue, enhancing flexibility and reducing stiffness.
  • Custom Splinting: Our hand therapists can create custom splints to support and protect the hand during recovery.
  • Edema Management: Techniques to reduce swelling and manage fluid buildup in the hand.
  • Sensory Re-Education: Activities to improve sensory perception and coordination in the hand.
  • Pain Management: Utilizing heat, cold, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation to alleviate pain and discomfort.
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Training: Practicing essential everyday tasks to regain independence and functionality.

Collaborative care for optimal outcomes

Hand therapy at HSA is integral to our comprehensive approach to hand health. Our hand therapists work closely with our hand surgeons, maintaining open communication and coordination to ensure your treatment plan aligns with your surgical or medical needs.

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Why choose us?

Choosing HSA for hand therapy means selecting a team of skilled hand therapists committed to a successful recovery. With their expertise in treating a wide range of hand conditions and injuries, our hand therapists provide compassionate care and support.

If you are experiencing hand pain, reduced hand function, or have undergone hand surgery, hand therapy may be the key to restoring your hand health and improving your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with our specialized hand therapists to explore how hand therapy can address your unique hand concerns and help you achieve the best possible outcomes for your hand health.

Candidates for hand therapy

Hand therapy is valuable for individuals with various hand-related conditions, injuries, or post-surgical rehabilitation needs. You may be a candidate for hand therapy if you are experiencing:

  • Hand Injuries: Whether it's a traumatic hand injury, a sports-related injury, or an accident causing fractures, dislocations, or soft tissue damage, hand therapy can assist in the healing process and restore hand function.
  • Strain Injuries: Individuals facing strain injuries from activities like typing, using handheld devices, or playing musical instruments can benefit from hand therapy to manage pain and prevent further strain.
  • Arthritis: For those affected by hand arthritis, hand therapy can help reduce pain, increase joint mobility, and improve hand strength.
  • Nerve Injuries: If you have experienced nerve injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, or radial nerve injuries, hand therapy can aid nerve healing and enhance sensory and motor function.
  • Tendon Conditions: Hand therapy benefits conditions like tendonitis, trigger finger, and conditions requiring tendon repair or reconstruction.
  • Dupuytren's Contracture: Individuals with Dupuytren's contracture can benefit from hand therapy to manage the condition's progression and improve hand function.
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation: After hand surgeries, such as fracture fixation, joint replacement, tendon repair, or nerve repair, hand therapy plays a vital role in supporting healing, restoring function, and preventing complications.
  • Hand Deformities: Individuals with congenital hand deformities or acquired hand deformities can receive specialized hand therapy to improve hand function and independence.
  • General Hand Pain or Dysfunction: If you experience chronic hand pain, decreased hand strength, or difficulty performing daily tasks, hand therapy can address your concerns and enhance hand function.
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Same-day appointments with a specialist at HSA

Our dedicated team of hand therapists at HSA has extensive experience providing specialized care for various hand conditions. We are committed to tailoring treatment plans to meet your unique needs, helping you regain hand function, independence, and quality of life. If you are seeking practical solutions for your hand health, schedule an appointment with our hand therapists to discuss how hand therapy can support your journey to optimal hand well-being.

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