Hallmarks of our Treatment Model include:
- Certified Hand Therapists
- Collaboration Between Surgeons, Therapists and Patients
- One-On-One Care
- Individualized Treatment
- Focus on Patient Education
- Structured Home Programs
- Functional Outcomes
We provide high quality, cost-effective rehabilitation services for individuals with impaired function due to injury, cumulative trauma or disease. Services are provided utilizing a team approach with ongoing collaboration and communication between surgeons, therapists and other care team members. We strive to motivate each patient to be an active participant in the rehabilitation process through education and a focus on individualized treatment and home programs. Our goal is to maximize each patient's ability to return to productive activity, whether at home or at work, in a safe and timely manner. In addition to providing excellent care for our patients, ongoing research and evidence-based practice is promoted for our staff.
Our therapists are Certified Hand Therapists (CHT), in addition to being licensed Physical or Occupational Therapists. Requirements for becoming a CHT include a minimum of three years of clinical experience and passing a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. This high level of therapy specialization complements the expertise demonstrated by our surgeons in the treatment of the hand and upper extremity.
Hand therapy services include a comprehensive evaluation of physical and functional abilities, assessment of findings and development of a plan to achieve stated goals. Treatment is then instituted based on clinical findings, the individual's needs, knowledge of upper extremity anatomy and physiology, diagnosis, and, if applicable, surgical procedure and stage of healing.
Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation may include:
- Therapeutic exercise/activities
- Orthotics (custom splints)
- Adaptive devices
- Activity modification
- Wound/scar management
- Manual techniques
- Sensory re-education
- Prosthetic training
Additional services focus on assessment of the patient's needs and abilities for return to work. Progression of the therapy program helps the patient return to work successfully and emphasizes education to minimize the potential for further injury.
Return to Work Programs may include:
- Job analysis
- Functional capacity evaluation
- Work conditioning
- Prevention education
- Work Modification
Available for analysis of a patient's job at the worksite and include recommendations regarding appropriate work modifications.
- Job site analysis
- Work modification
- Exercise programs
- Educational programs