Originally posted on https://www.phoenixrehabgroup.com/hand-therapy.html
Hand therapy is a specialty practice area under the allied health occupational therapy group. They are mainly concerned with treating orthopedic-based upper extremities:
(skin, bones, joints, muscles, nerves etc) to optimize the functional and mobility use of the upper extremity. We address biomechanical issues underlying any hand and upper limb issues.
As primarily occupational therapists, the hand occupational therapist often uses an occupation-based and client centred approach to hand rehabilitation by identifying the needs of the clients, and then tailoring interventions to improve performance in their preferred activities and tasks – it can be wanting to drive again, using the mouse, cutting foods, open a can of Coke etc.
Common painful finger, hand, wrist, forearm and elbow conditions that we treat includes fractures in the bones of the arm or hand, sprains and strains of the ligaments in the joints and connective tissues, lacerations, cuts, amputations, burns and surgical repairs of tendons and nerves of the hand and arm.
Examples of hand conditions our senior hand therapist treat:
- Fractures of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, hand and fingers
- Dislocations of the fingers, thumbs, wrists, elbows
- Wrist sprains, thumb sprains and other ligamentous tears
- Nerve compressions and injuries (e.g. ganglion removal or radial nerve palsy)
- Repetitive strain injuries (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome, de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, trigger finger, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow etc)
- Golf-related wrist injuries
- Tendon injuries and repairs
- Finger amputations
- Sports injuries to the hand
If patient doesn’t need surgery (yet) ie conservative/non-surgical, then our senior hand therapist will focus on non-surgical hand therapy interventions such as:
- pain relief/management
- strengthening/stamina building exercises
- return to normal function and movement
If patient already had surgery (considered as post-surgical), our senior hand therapist will work/support the treating surgeon and focus on:
- decreasing post-surgical pains
- managing wounds/stitches
- restoring movements (when medically allowed)
- hand therapy program to improve strength, stamina and coordination
SOME OF OUR HAND THERAPISTS’ TREATMENT INCLUDES:
Our senior hand therapists will use a number of hand therapy interventions and approaches to improve the patient’s hand function, movement and pain
- Joint mobilization
- Pain relief/management
- Hot therapy / cold therapy
- Hand and finger exercises
- Ultrasound therapy to accelerate soft tissue healing
- Tendon gliding exercises
- Scar management
- Sensory re-education (especially with scarring and post-amputation)
- Customized thermoplasting splinting
- Ergonomics: Decreasing Injuries At The Workplace
- Home exercises
- Wound care therapy (orthopedic)
- Removal of stitches (orthopedic)
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PHOENIX REHAB PHYSIO SERVICES
Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
PHYSIOTHERAPY & PHYSICAL THERAPY
- Orthopedic & Musculoskeletal Physio
- Back and Neck Physio
- Sports Physio
- Post-surgery Physio
- Women’s Health Physio
- Indiba (Radio-Frequency) Physiotherapy
- Dry Needling Physio
- Computerized spinal decompression traction
- Pain Relief & Management Physiotherapy
HAND THERAPY & SPLINTING
Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists (sprains and fractures) and fingers, and requires Hand Therapy to increase the function of their hand following injuries or post-operations as well as custom made hand splints.
Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
- wrist sprains and wrist fractures
- thumb sprains, finger fractures and finger dislocations
- repetitive strain injuries such as de Quervain’s tenosynovitis (mummy’s thumb), carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow and more.
CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions.
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports and deep tissue release massagehelps to increase nutrient-rich blood flow to tired , tight and tense muscles to accelerate recovery and shorten downtime. It also prevents muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle performance.
Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
- Craniosacral Therapy
- SomatoEmotional Release
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
- Matrix Reimprinting
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.