HOW WE TREAT
· Extensive evaluations to develop individualized therapy treatment program based on the specific needs and goals of each patient
· Education about specific condition/injury with resources to better understand diagnosis
· Combination of therapeutic exercise, neuro re-education, and hands on advanced soft tissue mobilization treatment techniques
o Cupping – Myofascial decompression
o Kinesio Taping - for pain, edema, body mechanics
· Wound care, edema and scar management, and scar remodeling
· Desensitization and sensory re-education
· Custom orthotic fabrication and prefabricated splint fitting
· Modalities paired with hands on treatment to aide in pain and swelling reduction, scar mobilization, and to promote healing.
· Education in goal oriented adaptive techniques, symptom management, and injury prevention
· Ergonomic assessment with suggestions for equipment modification, postural stretching and position adjustments.
We provide both on-site ergonomic work evaluations and travel to client’s work site to perform evaluations.
We can recommend changes for set-ups with proper chair heights, keyboard and mouse positioning and incorporate stretching exercises to prevent development of injuries or reduce current injury symptoms.
We address other ergonomic needs of the patients for injury prevention with instruction in task modification i.e. adaptive writing pens, changes in garden or work tool ergonomic designs
Why Choose a Hand Therapist?
A hand therapist is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who, through advanced study and experience, specializes in treating individuals with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremity.
A qualified hand therapist can evaluate and treat any problem related to the upper extremity. The hand therapist can effectively treat and rehabilitate the patient through post-operative rehabilitation, preventative, non-operative or conservative treatment or industry consultation. The therapist works closely with the physician and patient to provide a continuum of care. This often starts within days of the injury or surgery right through the patient’s return to work and/or a productive lifestyle.
A hand therapy specialist provides:
Accurate assessments, immediate care and effective treatment to reduce treatment time
A continuum of care eliminating the need for multiple medical providers
Faster recovery results in decreased medical costs
Functional outcomes ensuring a faster return to work and productive lifestyle
The most comprehensive care for their patients
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