Do hand therapists only care for the hand?

No, we treat more than the hand.  Range of motion, strength, stabilization and coordinated movement are required of the wrist, elbow and shoulder during most all of our daily activities beginning when we reach for the alarm clock in the morning.

Treatment techniques include:

  • Wound care
  • Physical agent modalities
  • Therapeutic exercise, strengthening
  • Pain, edema and scar management
  • Ergonomic recommendations
  • Patient education, such as activity modification, joint protection, energy conservation, work simplification
  • Adaptive equipment or devices
  • Home exercise programs
  • Manual therapy techniques such as soft tissue mobilization, tool assisted soft tissue mobilization (Graston or GuaSha), myofascial release, joint mobilization, and manual edema mobilization

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    Summit’s certified therapists care for you with specialized competency informed by at least five years of experience and 4,000 hours of hand therapy practice.

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