What is hand therapy?

Hand therapy uses a combination of therapy techniques and prescribed exercise to alleviate symptoms and address the root cause of pain and functional impairment. Treatment may include joint and soft tissue mobilization or manipulation, therapeutic massage, exercises aimed at correcting muscle imbalances and improving strength, stretching, electrical stimulation or ultrasound. Hand therapy can help rehabilitate patients following surgery, helping ensure they experience optimal surgical outcomes.

What are the benefits?

Your hand is so compact, and so intricately constructed, that the natural swelling that accompanies an injury can be a serious problem by itself. If the fluid that accompanies swelling is not displaced, the tissue inside the hand can become almost glue-like in texture. Moving your hand as soon as safely possible displaces the fluid that causes swelling and lessens the chance of a permanently diminished range of motion. Our certified hand therapists will help you safely recover from your injury.

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