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Hand Therapy Services Anniston, AL
What is Hand Therapy?
Hand Therapy is a type of rehabilitation performed by an occupational or physical therapist on patients with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities. Such therapy is performed by a provider with a high degree of specialization, whom puts forth the effort to enable the patient to return to a productive lifestyle as quickly as possible.
Medical Conditions treated using hand therapy include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Degenerative arthritis
- De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
- Dislocations and fractures
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Frozen shoulder
- Ganglion cysts
- Joint contractures
- Lateral Epicondylitis
- Medial Epicondylitis
- Mallet finger
- Nerve injuries and compression
- Post infection complications
- Pre-surgical and postsurgical impairments
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Rotator cuff pathology
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)/complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Sprains and strains
- Stiff hand
- Tendon lacerations and repair
- Trigger thumb and trigger finger
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the RMC Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic at The Tyler Center at: (256) 235-5688.
What Does Hand Therapy Provide?
- Reduction of swelling
- Manage wounds and hypertrophic scars
- Splint fabrication to protect, rest or increase motion
- Instruction in home exercise program
- Splinting for prevention or correction of injury
- Management of pain (acute or chronic)
- Desensitization following nerve injury or trauma
- Sensory re-education
- Design and implement home exercise programs
- Joint protection strategies
- Teaching adapted methods of performing life skills
- Work reconditioning