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Hand Therapy

Hand therapy is a specialized area of occupational therapy focused on treating a wide variety of conditions, illnesses and injuries; while emphasizing improved functional ability. Therefore, treatment is specific to the individual.

Hand therapy requires specialization because of the anatomic complexity of the hands and upper extremities and the ability to fabricate splints and orthotics. In fact becoming certified in hand therapy (a CHT) requires a minimum of five years of clinical experience and at least 2,000 hours of direct practice in hand therapy. There are two “CHTs” and one COTA on staff at NW Sports Physical Therapy.

Areas We Treat:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Wrist Sprains and Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hand Pain and Numbness
  • Muscle and Tendon Problems
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Dupytren's Disease
  • Thumb Pain
  • Hand Dysfunction - after a stroke or any other neurological condition
  • Scar Management
  • Post-surgical Treatment - foremost to any surgery in the hand or upper extremity
  • Thrower's Elbow

Our Specialized Services:

  • Splinting
  • Myofacial Release
  • Joint Protection / Body Mechanics
  • Injury Specific Strengthening
  • Nerve Mobilization
  • Ergonomics
  • Modalities for Pain Control and Improved Function
  • Treatment of Movement Impairments
  • Sports Injuries in the upper extremity