Hand therapy can play an integral part in the treatment for people with arthritis. While medications play an important role in the management of symptoms, hand therapy is a valuable adjunctive treatment to provide long-term benefit for a more functional and less painful daily life.
Benefits of hand therapy treatments may include:
Hand therapists may use different approaches to the problems caused by arthritis, including:
Professional hand therapists are highly specialized physical or occupational therapists with expertise in the delicate and essential functions of the hands, wrists, arms and shoulders.
Call 444-5178 for more information about hand therapy at Rhode Island Hospital.
Source: American Society of Hand Therapists