Physical Therapy is a dynamic profession that is scientific based and clinical application in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal function. Physical Therapy is provided for a wide range of individuals who have or may develop impairments, limitations, and restrictions related to musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and neuromuscular conditions.
Occupational Therapists help people of all ages participate in the things that they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. When an injury limits these activities, a specialized OT (or Hand Therapist) treats individuals with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremity.
How Can OT/Hand Therapy Help Me?
The Hand Therapist can effectively treat the patient through:
- Postoperative Rehabilitation
- Preventative Care
- Non-Operative/Conservative Treatment
- Industrial Consultation
The therapist works closely with the physician and patient to provide a continuum of care.
Additional Services Include:
- Design and implementation of exercise programs to increase motion, dexterity and/or strength
- Custom splint fabrication for prevention or corrections of injury
- Training in the performance of daily life skills through adapted methods and equipment
- Conditioning prior to returning to work
What Common Diagnosis Do OTs/Hand Therapists Treat?
- Boutonniere Deformity
- CMC Arthritis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- DeQuervain Tendinopathy
- Distal Radius Fracture
- Dupuytren Disease
- Extensor Tendon Injury
- Flexor Tendon Injury
- Frozen Shoulder
- Shoulder Impingement
- Tennis Elbow
- Trigger Finger
Sports Physical Therapists’ Sports Medicine and Outreach Program is tailored to meet the physical demands of the athlete and the weekend warrior.
Our physical therapists develop programs to help athletes of all performance levels to:
- Restore function
- Decrease pain
- Increase strength and flexibility
- Education to prevent future injuries
- Optimize performance
Our Sports Medicine Program is crucial for your recovery from a sports injury and getting you back in the game. Physical therapy even helps manage the already existing pain, aiding recovery and leaving you better than you were before.
Our team consists of Board Certified Sports and Orthopedic Specialists, and Certified Athletic Trainers who provide onside coverage at sporting events and communicate with doctors, coaches, and parents on the progress of the injured athlete. Sports Physical Therapists also offers pre participation exams, and ImPact baseline testing when evaluating and managing concussions.
Our goals are to promote the safe physical activity participation of athletes of all ages and abilities while ensuring a high standard of professional and ethical practice. Prevent, assess, evaluate and treat injuries to restore optimal function.
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