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Hand Therapy

Our specialized team of hand therapists at Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine are licensed professionals with advanced clinical experience and skill sets related to elbow, wrist, hand, and finger injuries/disorders. Along with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, our hand therapy team is able to deliver industry leading care to our patients.

Our Hand Therapists work directly with each physician to create a customized program tailored to each patient. Working side by side allows our care team to deliver advanced and efficient care that maximizes the outcomes and healing of our patients.

 

Hand Therapy Team Will Provide:

  • Comprehensive assessments of elbow, wrist, hand and finger injuries/disorders, immediate care, and effective treatment to reduce total treatment time
  • Functional outcomes ensuring a faster return to work and productive lifestyle
  • Custom splinting for post-op surgical protection/immobilization, correction
    of injury or deformity and conservative management of common upper extremity issues
  • Prosthetic training
  • Hands on treatment
  • Custom activity/exercise routines to increase motion, dexterity, and strength
  • Home programming
  • Education regarding injury and proper healing
  • Activity modification
  • Desensitization, sensory re-education, or sensory compensatory techniques
  • Ergonomic modifications
  • Joint protection
  • Pain and inflammatory control techniques

What does a certified hand therapists do?

A hand therapist is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who, through advanced study and experience, specializes in treating individuals with conditions affecting the elbow, hand, wrist, and fingers.

Beacon’s hand therapists also have advanced certification as a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). A CHT has a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience, successfully passed an examination of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper extremity rehabilitation and meets specialized credential.

A qualified hand therapist can evaluate and treat any problem related to the upper extremity. The hand therapist can effectively treat and rehabilitate the patient through post-operative rehabilitation, preventative, non-operative or conservative treatment.

The therapist works closely with the physician and patient to provide a continuum of care. This often starts within days of the injury or surgery right through the patient’s return to work and/or a productive lifestyle.

What can hand therapists treat?

  • Elbow, wrist, hand and finger surgeries
  • Crush injuries
  • Tendon and/or ligament lacerations/repairs
  • Tendinopathies
  • Peripheral nerve disorders
  • Fractures/dislocations
  • Infections
  • Sports-related injuries and more

Hand therapists also treat patients who suffer from chronic problems which affect upper extremity function, such as autoimmune disorders (EDS or RA), neurological conditions, pain, diabetes, focal dystonia, congenital anomalies and more.

How to schedule your Hand Therapy Appointment

We offer hand therapy at 4 locations: Montgomery, Clifton, Liberty, Western Hills (see map above), a prescription is required. To schedule:

  • Your physician can fax a prescription to either (513) 247-0348 or (513) 221-0365, and you will receive a call to schedule your appointment within 48 hours.
  • To schedule an appointment at any location, please call either our Clifton (513) 559-2390 or Montgomery (513) 792-7936 office.