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Hand Therapy

A hand or upper extremity injury or surgery can be devastating. Your life changes and we understand that. Our goal is to minimize the time away from your livelihood and the things you love – to help you return to your highest level of function. Together, we’ll take an approach to therapy that is evidence-based and is unique to not only your injury but to your goals and the lifestyle you want to return to.

Levels of Care for Hand Therapy

With a combination of highly-trained people and the most advanced rehabilitation treatments and research available, we’re here to make a difference in your life and help pave the road to wellness.

  • Outpatient

Spaulding's Approach to Hand Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Certified Hand Therapists will evaluate your condition and promote recovery for a wide variety of upper extremity disorders. Many of our centers have CHT’s on site. A CHT is an OT or PT who has advanced education and clinical experience. In addition, a CHT has passed a comprehensive exam in knowledge and clinical skills of upper extremity rehabilitation. Our teams work closely with other medical professionals involved in your care, including hand surgeons, to provide you with the best care.

Conditions We Treat

  • Fractures of the hand or arm
  • Crush injuries
  • Ligament injuries and sprains
  • Cumulative trauma disorders or repetitive injuries
  • Arthritis and joint reconstruction
  • Lacerations and amputations
  • Burns
  • Surgical repairs
  • Tendons and nerve disorders

Ways We Treat

  • Upper Extremity Assessment
  • Activity and exercise programs
  • Custom Orthotic fabrication
  • Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound
  • Fluidotherapy
  • Edema Control
  • Strengthening
  • Scar Management
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Wound and Pin Care
  • Sensory Re-education
  • Adaptive Equipment Fabrication and Training
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Orthotic and prosthetic functional training
  • Functional training after ergonomic assessment