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Hand and Arm Therapy

Hand therapists are occupational therapists who have specialized training and experience in the assessment and treatment of hand and arm injuries. UTMC’s hand therapists work with patients to prevent injury or impairment, restore functional activity and enhance participation in daily life.

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Expertise in therapy for hands and arms

Our team of four specialty-trained occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants has more than 35 years of combined experience assisting individuals in regaining the use of their hands and upper extremities.

UTMC rehabilitation therapists work directly with referring physicians to provide our patients with the best care. Our team is dedicated to helping our patients return to daily activities, work and recreational pursuits — whether we are overseeing a patient-directed home exercise program or providing consistent hands-on therapy.

Hand and arm injuries may be work-related, the result of an accident or surgery, or from wear and tear on joints, tendons and muscles from repetitive movement, including leisure activities or sports.

Individualized treatment services for patients with:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Trigger finger
  • Nerve/tendon laceration and repair
  • Surgeries of the upper extremity
  • Hypersensitivity and scar management
  • Complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy

Rehab and therapy services offered at UTMC:

  • Custom splint fabrication
  • Scar management and wound care
  • Edema management
  • Thermal/electrical therapies
  • Work conditioning
  • A variety of manual massage techniques
  • Functional modifications that are individualized for activities of daily living
  • Customized home exercise programs
  • Assessment and training for adaptive equipment
  • Work simulation for rebuilding strength and endurance 

Custom splints 

Our therapists are skilled in fabricating customized splints to support, protect or limit function of a hand after surgery or an acute or repetitive use injury. Our therapists carefully assess and work with patients to ensure a good fit and make necessary modifications.

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Last Updated: 6/27/22