We’re proud to offer our comprehensive Hand Therapy service – a specialized form of rehabilitation performed by experienced and qualified therapists to patients with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities. Our objective is to help patients regain their hand strength, flexibility, and functionality, thus enhancing their overall quality of life.
Our Comprehensive Hand Therapy Service
Hand therapy is a dynamic intervention that combines occupational and physical therapy principles to provide comprehensive care to those suffering from a variety of hand-related issues. Our service targets individuals suffering from conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, tendonitis, hand fractures, or those recovering from hand surgery.
Our dedicated team of hand therapists brings in-depth knowledge about the intricate anatomy of the hand and the upper extremity, and we stay up-to-date with advanced techniques and technologies in the field of hand therapy. We’re dedicated to alleviating pain, enhancing mobility, improving hand strength, and most importantly, helping patients regain the confidence and independence to perform their everyday activities.
At the initial stage, our therapists conduct a thorough evaluation to identify the underlying issue and to understand the unique needs of each patient. We examine hand strength, range of motion, sensation, and daily functionality. This comprehensive evaluation aids in devising a personalized treatment plan that aligns with the patient’s specific rehabilitation goals.
Our Expert Hand Therapy Team in Morganfield
The core of our hand therapy service includes non-surgical interventions, preventive care, and post-operative rehabilitation. Non-surgical interventions may include manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, and modalities like ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and thermal modalities to relieve pain and swelling. We also guide our patients on ergonomics, injury prevention strategies, and adaptive techniques to perform tasks without straining the hand.
Our preventive care program plays a critical role in managing chronic conditions like arthritis and tendonitis. The therapeutic exercises we recommend not only help in relieving pain but also reduce the chances of further deterioration.
Post-operative Rehabilitation for Surgical Cases
In the case of post-operative rehabilitation, our hand therapists work closely with the referring physicians to ensure the surgical intervention’s success. We provide comprehensive care starting from wound management, scar management, and reducing post-operative swelling and stiffness, to gradually restoring full functionality of the hand.
Custom splinting is another unique aspect of our hand therapy service. Depending on the patient’s condition, our therapists might fabricate custom-made splints or orthoses to support and protect the hand during healing or to enhance hand function.
Patient education forms an integral part of our hand therapy service. We empower our patients with knowledge about their condition, the healing process, and how to prevent future injuries. We also train them to perform therapeutic exercises at home, ensuring continued recovery and rehabilitation beyond our clinic’s premises.
As a testament to our commitment to quality care, our hand therapy service is backed by cutting-edge research and evidence-based practice. Our therapists continually upgrade their skills and knowledge through professional development and certifications.
A Patient-Centric Approach
We believe in a patient-centric approach. We know that every hand is unique, just like the individual it belongs to. Hence, our hand therapy service is not a one-size-fits-all solution. It’s a unique journey we undertake with each of our patients, with the shared goal of maximizing their hand function and their quality of life.
Our hand therapy program is versatile, covering various conditions from acute injuries to chronic illnesses. For acute injuries such as hand fractures, sprains, or cuts, our therapists apply immediate and effective treatment strategies to mitigate pain and kickstart the healing process. They provide manual therapy, wound care, edema control, and custom splinting to immobilize the hand and enhance recovery.
For more complex conditions like burns, amputations, or complex regional pain syndrome, our hand therapists work tirelessly to design personalized treatment plans, addressing physical, emotional, and psychosocial aspects. This includes not only managing the pain and restoring physical functionality but also helping the patient adapt and regain self-sufficiency in their daily tasks.
In cases of nerve compressions or peripheral neuropathies, we employ specialized techniques such as nerve gliding exercises and sensory re-education programs. For chronic conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, we aim to manage symptoms, maintain the range of motion and hand function, and educate patients about joint protection strategies.
In addition, we offer ergonomic assessments and recommendations, essential for people who engage in repetitive tasks, use vibrating tools, or work in cold temperatures that could potentially damage their hands and upper extremities. This is particularly beneficial for professionals like musicians, writers, or manual laborers who rely heavily on their hands for their livelihood.
We understand that each patient’s healing journey is unique. Therefore, our therapists maintain open communication with patients, providing emotional support and regular progress updates. In doing so, we create a supportive and encouraging environment that fosters patient engagement in their rehabilitation process.
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Above all, our hand therapy service at our physical therapy clinic is dedicated to helping individuals overcome hand-related issues. We don’t just treat; we care. We’re not only focused on healing hands; we’re committed to restoring lives. Let us be your trusted partner in your journey to recovery and improved hand function.
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EPT is a true gem! The clinic setting is clean, well-organized and visually relaxing (love the plants). The entire staff is professional and caring. Isaac is extremely knowledgeable and genuinely cares about the well-being of his patients. I highly recommend Ervin Physical Therapy for all your PT needs.
The best PT experience I have ever had. Isaac takes great care to personalize his plan for each individual patient. It is not just a “cookie cutter” list of exercises. I highly recommend Ervin PT!!