The wrist and hand contain 28 bones and associated ligaments attaching each. The tendons that pass through the wrist act as pulleys help bend and extend your fingers. Muscles inside your hand assist and refine that movement to allow for an amazing level of dexterity. Anything that affects that delicate equilibrium can have a profound impact on your ability to manipulate the world around you. Hand physical therapy focuses specifically on the treatment of the wrist, hand and fingers to restore the proper movement of those bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles.
What types of conditions do we treat?
We have experience treating a wide variety of conditions affecting the wrist and hand for both surgical and non-surgical cases. Some of the conditions we treat include:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Contractures of the wrist or fingers
Splinting is an effective tool to help stretch soft tissue, prevent contractures, and protect joints. During your treatment we may include the use of a splint to assist with your treatment. Your doctor may have also requested a specific type of splint for your care. We make splints for both children and adults.
We have experience making splints for:
Contractures prevention and correction
Stretching night splints (worn only at night)
Relative motion splints (worn through the day)