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Hand Therapy

What is Hand Therapy?

Hand therapy is a rehabilitation technique recommended to improve the strength and restore functional activity of hands in patients with upper extremity injuries. Hand therapy also helps in preventing injury. 

Rehabilitation and Preventive Hand Therapy

Hand therapy, based on the rehabilitation program or preventive therapy, will be initiated within a few days of the injury or surgery and continued until you can restore your normal activities. 

Rehabilitative hand therapy aims at minimizing swelling and managing sensitive scars whereas preventive therapy is recommended for minimizing pain, decreasing repetitive firing of sensual impulses in injured nerve, improving motion and strength, preventing or correcting injury using specially designed splints, teaching to cope with pain and new techniques for performing regular activities, and ensuring complete recovery. 

Hand therapists also help in modifying the work stations and developing appropriate training programs to minimize injuries at workplaces. 

Indications of Hand Therapy

Hand therapy is recommended in various conditions:

  • Trauma: Accidents or trauma, burns, injured tendons or nerves, fractures, and amputations of fingers, hands or arms. 
  • Sports injuries: Carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow
  • Disease conditions: Arthritis and neurological conditions (stroke) 

Where can I avail services of Hand Therapy?

Hand therapist’s services can be availed in different settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private clinics, sports medicine centers, and industrial medicine centers. 

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Palm Beach Surgical Suits
  • Northpoint Surgery and Laser Center
  • Palms West Hospital
  • Wellington Regional Medical Center

Practice Locations

Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute

4215 Burns Rd
Suite 100
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute

Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute

7701 Southern Blvd
Suite 100
West Palm Beach FL, 33411

Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute

Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute

1411 N Flagler Dr
Suite 9800
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute