When your doctor refers you to our Hand Therapy department, you will be evaluated and treated by an occupational therapist with advanced certification in the field of hand and upper extremity therapy. Depending on your needs, the purpose of therapy is to restore strength, range of motion, functional use and to decrease pain levels. Your treatment may include modalities such as whirlpool, fluidotherapy, paraffin wax, hot/cold packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound or iontophoresis. Various types of exercise equipment may be used for range of motion or strengthening. Our therapists are skilled in the fabrication of customized splints (orthotics) using low temperature thermoplastic materials. All efforts are made to see the patient immediately following the physician referral. However, at times that is not possible and scheduling at another time is required. The ultimate goal is returning the patient to work, sports, and daily activities with the highest possible level of function. You can reach for the Hand Therapy Department at extension 175.

When your doctor refers you to our Hand Therapy department, you will be evaluated and treated by an occupational therapist with advanced certification in the field of hand and upper extremity therapy. Depending on your needs, the purpose of therapy is to restore strength, range of motion, functional use and to decrease pain levels. Your treatment may include modalities such as whirlpool, fluidotherapy, paraffin wax, hot/cold packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound or iontophoresis. Various types of exercise equipment may be used for range of motion or strengthening. Our therapists are skilled in the fabrication of customized splints (orthotics) using low temperature thermoplastic materials. All efforts are made to see the patient immediately following the physician referral. However, at times that is not possible and scheduling at another time is required. The ultimate goal is returning the patient to work, sports, and daily activities with the highest possible level of function. You can reach for the Hand Therapy Department at extension 175.