The Hand Therapy program is a specialized therapy program designed to help patients return to their previous work and life roles, and/or to promote maximum independence within a given limitation.
Rehabilitative care for hand injuries, disease, and impairments is provided by board-certified hand therapists. Therapeutic approaches include custom splinting and individualized active and passive activities.
Using specialized skills in assessment and treatment, hand therapists work with patients to prevent injury and restore function.
Common conditions that are treated in hand therapy include:
A physician’s prescription is needed for treatment.
Preparing for Hand Therapy
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Content Updated: December 5, 2014