Certified Hand Therapy & Splinting

Hand Therapy

What is Hand Therapy?

Hand therapy is a type of rehabilitation to address and treat injuries and conditions affecting the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. It provides non-operative interventions, preventative care, and post-surgical rehabilitation for a variety of upper-extremities. Our hand therapists collaborate with physicians and clients to provide a continuum of care. We desensitize the affected area and develop a personalized, goal-oriented program to increase motion and strength so you can return to work and a productive lifestyle. We help bridge the gap from medical management of upper-extremity conditions to a successful recovery.

Conditions we treat:

  • Tendon and nerve injuries
  • Wounds and infections
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Fractures, dislocations, and sprains
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis conditions

Common treatment options include:

  • Range-of-motion and strengthening exercises
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Scar and soft-tissue mobilization
  • Desensitization and sensory re-education
  • Customized orthosis fabrication
  • Joint protection principles
  • Therapeutic activities
  • Home exercise programs
  • Education in injury rehabilitation & prevention


What is Splinting?

Splinting treats musculoskeletal system abnormalities. By keeping the injured area temporarily stable and immobile, pain is reduced and can allow proper healing. We fabricate a custom splint for a specific injury or post-operative protocol. Your hand therapist can make a simple splint for a finger or a complicated dynamic splint for a tendon repair.

Splinting can help any of the following situations:

  • Temporary immobilization of sprains, fractures, and reduced dislocations
  • Decrease swelling
  • Control of pain
  • Prevention of further soft tissue or neurovascular injuries including bruising, sprains, lacerations, fractures, dislocations, or painful joints due to inflammatory disorders