What to Expect from Certified Hand Therapy
After your injury, our therapists will focus on mobilizing the affected area as quickly as is safe. This will prevent the joints from remaining immobile and greatly reduce the possibility of excess swelling which can lead to decreased ability and other issues. To help you regain maximum function in your hand, wrist and elbow areas, they will guide you through certified hand therapy methods such as exercise, massage and mobilization. They will also provide self-care training that you can add to your daily routine.
Why Is Certified Hand Therapy So Important?
As we said, swelling in the hand (edema) can be detrimental. But our highly-trained team here at North Boulder Physical Therapy can help you minimize it.
The hand is compact and complex, constructed with numerous small bones and joints. Because of this, natural swelling from an injury can cause serious issues. The most common place for swelling to occur is the back of your hand. If the fluid from the edema is not displaced using certified hand therapy, tissues inside your hand can take on an almost glue-like texture. When scarring occurs, capsules around your joints shrink and ligaments tighten, causing you to lose hand function.
Safely moving the hand as soon as possible displaces the fluid that causes swelling, and that’s what we will focus on at North Boulder Physical Therapy. Let us help you heal faster and regain your function.