Physical Therapy for the Hand
A personalized treatment plan to help you regain full use of your hand
The physical therapists in our Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services Department treat muscular and skeletal conditions of the hand using a range of non-invasive methods, including special exercises, stretching, ultrasound, ice and heat therapy, electrical stimulation and biofeedback.
Our physical therapy treatment plans are customized to address your needs, promote speedy recovery and minimize pain. Before recommending a specific physical therapy plan of action, our orthopedic physicians will assess the severity and suspected cause of the problem and the options that are most likely to bring positive results. Your unique goals and personal and family circumstances will also be considered, in order to develop a plan of action that meets your needs, will engage your participation and interest, and that you will be more likely to complete.
Patient education is a critical component of physical therapy. You will be taught specific exercises to perform, some of which can be done at home and others of which are done with the supervision of the physical therapist. As treatment for the hand injury or condition itself concludes, the physical therapist will often work with the patient on other techniques, such as low-impact aerobics and nutritional counseling, that can increase overall conditioning and fitness and help prevent re-injury or further progression of the disorder.