Hand Therapy

At Summit Orthopedics, we work closely with the physicians to provide state of the art treatment techniques.  Hand therapists bridge the gap from medical management of upper extremity conditions to successful recovery, allowing individual to function normally in their daily lives.

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Hand therapists provide non-operative interventions, preventative care and post-surgical rehabilitation for a wide variety of upper extremity disorders.  A hand therapist employs years of experience, a team approach, techniques and tools, custom splint/orthotic fabrication for management of pain, swelling, wound and scar care.

Evaluation techniques:

  • Range of motion
  • Grip and pinch strength with comparison to “average” norms
  • Sensation
  • Functional dexterity
  • Edema/swelling

Conditions treated:

  • Fractures
  • Repaired tendons, or nerves
  • Repetitive strain disorders
  • Tendon transfers after a nerve injury
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Nerve compressions
  • Wounds and/or infections
  • Dislocations/sprains
  • Sport or work injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Amputations
  • Burns or frostbite
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture (also known as palmar fasciitis)
  • Carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, trigger finger
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist or finger stiffness
  • Traumatic or cumulative arthritis