Hand Therapy

Hand Therapy

Led by Certified Hand Therapists, our team is dedicated to helping you meet your functional, occupational, and recreational goals.  

John Muir Health’s hand therapy program provides rehabilitation not only for the hand but also for conditions affecting the wrist, elbow, and shoulder girdle.

Treated Conditions

Conditions we treat include, but are not limited to:

  • Nerve injuries and repairs
  • Sports injuries
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Tendonitis, tendonosis
  • Nerve entrapment syndromes
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Joint dislocations and replacements
  • Reconstructive hand/wrist/elbow surgeries
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Burns
  • Congenital limb differences
  • Amputations and replants
  • Tendon repairs

Therapeutic Techniques

Your hand therapist will perform a thorough evaluation appropriate to your condition. Your treatment plan, based on clinical findings, may include splinting, exercise, modalities, activity modification, and home exercise.

Therapeutic techniques include:

  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Joint mobilization
  • Wound care
  • Scar management
  • Edema control
  • Custom splint fabrication
  • Ergonomic/workstation instruction
  • Pain control
  • Biofeedback work/functional retraining
  • Training and activity modification for activities of daily living
  • Therapeutic modalities—heat, ice, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, shortwave diathermy, light therapy, fluidotherapy, paraffin
  • Manual therapy

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