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Occupational and Hand Therapy

Hand therapy is a specialized area of treatment that focuses on personalized services for individuals with upper extremity injuries. Hand therapists, both occupational and physical therapists, are highly trained to provide specialized care, allowing the individual to return to maximal functional use. Rock Valley hand therapists provide tailored treatment plans based on the individual patient, not the condition, for return to optimal functionality. Rock Valley hand therapists have special certifications, working closely with physicians and surgeons to ensure the most comprehensive care for their patients.

Who Can Benefit from Occupational and Hand Therapy?

Anyone experiencing limitations with upper extremity functionality when completing daily tasks, work, exercise, sports, or recreational activities can benefit from hand therapy. Patients may be restricted due to specific injury, injury, or prolonged activities resulting in chromic limitations. Hand therapists provide interventions that range from preventative care to post-operative rehabilitation for a wide variety of upper extremity conditions.

Preventative Care:

  • Patient Education
  • Custom Splinting
  • Strengthening and Flexibility Programs

Postoperative Care:

  • Wound Care
  • Scar Management
  • Protective Splinting
  • Edema Control
  • Diagnosis-Specific Exercise Programs

Rehabilitation:

  • Diagnosis-Specific, Following Injury
  • Sensory Re-Education
  • Work Conditioning
  • Pain Management

Customized Splinting:

  • Post-Operative
  • Deformity Correction
  • Contracture Reduction
  • Sports

Specific Conditions Include:

  • Crush Injuries
  • Fractures and Dislocations
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Arthritis
  • Pain Syndromes
  • Sports Injuries
  • Amputations