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Hand Occupational Therapy

Hand therapy is a healthcare profession that aims to restore an individual's functional capacity using specific assessments and treatment skills focusing on the hand/upper extremity. Therapists specializing in hand therapy aim to restore function, limit the progression of a pathology, or prevent upper limb dysfunction to help individuals perform everyday tasks in the home, at work, and recreational activities. A hand therapist may also have advanced certification and designated with the title of Certified Hand Therapist (CHT).

Common conditions treated in hand therapy

Finger conditions:

  • Mallet finger
  • Boutonniere and swan neck deformities
  • Phalanx fractures
  • Trigger finger
  • Tendon injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Dislocations

Hand conditions:

  • Dupuytren disease
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Tendon transfers
  • Edema
  • Carpal bone fractures
  • Arthritis

Wrist conditions

  • DeQuervain tendinopathy
  • Wrist ligament injuries
  • Distal radius fractures
  • TFCC injuries
  • Scaphoid fractures
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ganglion cyst

Elbow conditions:

  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Radial nerve palsy
  • Distal biceps rupture
  • Medial or lateral epicondylitis

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