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Occupational 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 that requires continuing education and, often, advanced certification. This enables the hand therapist to work with patients to hasten their return to a productive lifestyle.

Patients who are candidates for hand therapy may have been affected by an accident or trauma leaving them with wounds, scars, burns, injured tendons or nerves, fractures, or even amputations of the fingers, hands, or arms. Others include patients who suffer from the effects of conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow, as well as from such chronic problems as arthritis or a neurologic condition (i.e., stroke).

Treatment programs are individualized to meet the goals of each patient. This is done through close communication between the referring physician, our specialized hand therapist and the patient.

Commonly Seen Upper Extremity Diagnoses:

  • Trigger fingers
  • Carpal Tunnel Symptoms
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Tendon Repairs
  • Fractures of the forearm/hand/finger/thumb
  • Arthritis of hands
  • Generalized forearm and hand pain
  • Nerve compression
  • Epicondylitis
  • Joint replacements of the hand / fingers

ACMC clinics offering Occupational Hand Therapy services:

ACMC-Willmar: (320) 231-5021
(888) 225-6580 (Toll-free)