Hand therapy is ideal for patients who have conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities. Whether it’s a work-related injury, a condition that has happened over time, chronic pain, or a result of trauma, hand therapy benefits many types of people.
When you receive hand therapy treatment at Premier Physical Therapy, you’re taken care of by one of our certified hand therapists who is passionate about providing the highest quality of hand therapy.
Our hand therapist uses a variety of techniques to promote healing and strengthening of your hands including manual hand therapy, soft tissue mobilization, specific hand exercises, custom splinting/orthotics, education and stretching. When combined, your hands are able to gain back the flexibility and strength needed to continue doing the things you love.
There are many reasons why you should try hand therapy today. Below are six of the most common ways it can help you if you’re struggling with pain or discomfort.
1. Prevent Further Injuries with Nonoperative Treatment
Undergoing surgery on your hands or upper extremities is a big deal that can come with risks and a strenuous recovery period. When you engage in hand therapy techniques, our certified hand therapists use exercises modalities to help you resolve injuries and treat current issues without having to go for surgery.
2. Pain Management
Whether the pain you’re experiencing in your hands is acute or chronic, hand therapy can help. By utilizing effective methods to reduce inflammation and stress to your hands, pain can be significantly reduced and you can return back to your normal lifestyle.
3. Pain, Stiffness and/or Weakness After Trauma
If you’ve been in an accident that left injury to your hand, wrist or elbow, hand therapy can help. It’s the best method for getting your hands back to normal after a serious trauma.
4. Home Exercise Programs
When you undergo therapy, your hand therapist will provide you with personalized home exercise programs. These programs are designed to increase the motion, dexterity, and strength in your hands so you can do it from the comfort of your home.
5. Getting Back to the Old You
Living life with chronic hand pain or immobility can be detrimental to both your personal life and your work. Our certified hand therapist works with you to regain the use of your hands so they can once again easily perform daily tasks and simple motions. Through adapted techniques and equipment, our hand therapist will help you get back your old self in no time.
Hand therapy has many benefits for a variety of hand injuries and pain. When you undergo treatments, you are putting your well-being in the forefront and taking control of your life.
Choose Premier for Your Hand Therapy
Start today with your hand therapy treatment and sign up for a free injury screening with Premier Physical Therapy.