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Hand Therapy

When a person experiences a tendon injury in the hand that affects the ability to flex or extend the hand properly and in a safe way, he or she likely will have a difficult time completing everyday tasks, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, using the bathroom, and attending to chores at home and at work. Every person's injury is different and the rate of recovery depends on the severity of the injury.

Occupational therapists who specialize in hand therapy can provide rehabilitation intervention that enables the hand to function well and prevent further injury.

What can an occupational therapist do?

  • Evaluate the client's injury following care by an orthopedist to coordinate treatment plans and determine the course of intervention.
  • Analyze the client's environment at home and work to identify potential barriers to the client's performance.
  • Fabricate a protective splint for the injured part of the hand and teach the client how to manage daily activities while wearing the splint.
  • Recommend a home exercise program that will facilitate healing and optimum use of the hand.
  • Apply techniques to reduce swelling, prevent further injury, care for wounds, and improve movement.
  • Show the client how to complete activities safely and independently while the hand is being rehabilitated.
  • Incorporate the client's goals and desires into the treatment plan.

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Contact

PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services, Inc.
430 Innovation Drive
Blairsville, PA 15717-8096

Phone: 724-343-4060
Toll-Free: 888-644-7747
Fax:724-343-4068