Why should I see a physical therapist or occupational therapist that specializes in the hand?
Hand Therapy or sometimes called Hand Physical Therapy or Hand Occupational Therapy is a unique component of rehabilitation. The hand is a complex and delicate part of the human anatomy and for optimal function the integrity of the hands is essential. The human hand consists of 27 bones, 27 joints, 34 muscles, over 100 ligaments and tendons, 3 main nerves, and an elaborate system of blood vessels. This is why a therapist with specific education and experience with the hand is important for maximum recovery from elbow and hand injuries or surgeries.
Hand therapy and upper extremity rehabilitation is a specialized niche that requires highly trained and skilled therapists. nMotion’s team consists of certified hand therapists and occupational therapists that are uniquely qualified to evaluate and treat problems to the upper extremity. We effectively treat and rehabilitate each patient through post-operative recovery, preventative, non-operative or conservative treatment. We are also able to work with patients, per industry consultation, to return to being fully functional in the work environment.
Conditions or disorders treated include but are not limited to:
- Tendon tears and repairs
- Ligamentous Sprains
- Crush Injuries
- Nerve Entrapments
- Tendonitis and Tenosynovitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
- Nerve injuries
- Post-operative repairs
*Other services provided include: custom splinting, ergonomic assessment, education and scar management