Hand and Upper Extremity Occupational Therapy

hand and upper extremity occupational therapyHand and upper extremity occupational therapy provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients with injuries and disorders of the shoulders, arms and hands. An individualized treatment plan is established for each patient with the goal of a return to optimal functional levels in daily activities.

We use a variety of rehabilitative therapies, including:

  • Sensory re-education following a nerve injury
  • Orthotic fabrication to prevent or correct injuries or deformities
  • Customized splinting
  • Training in activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living
  • Joint protection and energy conservation
  • Ergonomics and work simplification
  • Manual therapy, including myofascial release and joint mobilization
  • Scar management
  • Wound care, including pulsatile lavage
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation, Hybresis, Fluidotherapy, ultrasound, heat, ice, and paraffin
  • Fine motor training and therapeutic activities
  • Therapeutic exercise