Therapy Services

“ Our GOAL is to see YOU RETURN to the ACTIVITIES that YOU LOVE! ”

What is Hand Therapy

Certified Hand Therapist have the clinical expertise to effectively manage injuries and medical conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder
CHT's are either occupational or physical therapists who have 5 years of clinical experience with 4,000 hours or more specialized training in treating upper extremity conditions and have successfully passed the board certification exam.
Molly Ferris MS.OTR/L, CHT works closely with physicians and patients to provide a continuum of care. Treatment often begins within days of the injury or surgery and continues until the client has returned to work and/or a productive lifestyle.

Conditions Treated

Hand therapists specialize in treating the following upper extremity conditions:
  • 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

Evaluation and Treatment

Following a thorough evaluation, a custom 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, electrical stimulation
  • Scar and soft tissue massage
  • Desensitization and sensory re-education
  • Customized orthosis fabrication
  • Joint protection principles
  • Therapeutic activities
  • Home exercise programs

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