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Hand Therapy

You'll appreciate our healing touch. At St. Joseph Hospital, we have been dedicated to the art and science of hand therapy for more than 20 years. Our hand therapists are highly skilled and trained in the treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries. We offer the latest techniques and most modern treatment modalities available.

What is a hand therapist?

A hand therapist is an occupational or physical therapist who, through advanced study, specializes in treating patients with conditions affecting the hand up to the shoulder. The hand therapist assesses the injured limb and designs a specific treatment program. A variety of treatment techniques are used to help patients recover and return to activities at home and work.

Common conditions treated

  • Burns
  • Joint Replacements
  • Reconstructive Surgeries for Hand and Wrist
  • Flexor and Extensor Tendon Repairs
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Amputations and Replantations
  • Fractures
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Ligamentous Injuries
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Repetitive-Use Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel, Epicondylitis, Tendonitis

Services offered

  • Comprehensive Evaluation
  • Wound Care and Scar Management
  • Edema/Swelling Management
  • Custom Splint Fabrication
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Sensory Re-Education and/or De-Sensitization
  • Functional Activities and Activity of Daily Living Skills
  • Instruction in Use of Adaptive Equipment
  • Ergonomic Education and Prevention
  • Work Site Analysis
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations