Memorial's Hand Therapy program addresses reduced motion, weakness, numbness or pain of the arm. This includes the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder. Our hand therapists are specialists in rehabilitating these conditions, and focus only on hand therapy.
Hand therapy can treat fractures, tendon/nerve injury, amputation, joint replacement, nerve compression (carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, radial tunnel), arthritis, burns, tennis elbow/lateral epicondylitis and any post-surgical condition.
Types of treatment that may be a part of your therapy include:
- Splint fabrication
- Active or assisted motion
- Use of heat, cold and other modalities
- Wound and scar management
- Sensation evaluation and retraining
- Swelling reduction
- Home-exercise program
- Functional retraining
- Work and leisure analysis
What to expect
A primary therapist will be for personal attention. A hand therapist will evaluate your condition, and work with you to create goals and a treatment plan that meets your needs. Our therapists can also communicate with your physicians and other members of the healthcare team.
For more information about Memorial's Hand Therapy services, call 217-862-0400 or email us.