Hand therapy focuses on evaluating and treating conditions of the fingers, hands, wrists, forearms, elbows, upper arms, and shoulders. Hand therapists are physical therapists or occupational therapists with advanced training. They care for people with injuries, diseases, or deformities of the hand, arm, or shoulder. They also help people recover and rehabilitate after surgery of these areas. You can find experienced hand therapists in Dignity Health clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and in private practices.
Our expert hand therapy services are designed to help alleviate joint pain and increase mobility. Use our online Find a Doctor tool to schedule an appointment today.
Conditions Treated by Hand Therapy
Hand therapy can help you regain hand or arm strength and flexibility, manage disability, and avoid problems with your hand or arm in the future.
Conditions a hand therapist may treat include:
Joint injuries can lead to osteoarthritis.
Hand Therapy Services at Dignity Health
Hand therapists work with your doctor to develop a treatment plan based on your diagnosis.
Hand therapy treatment plans may include:
- Adaptive and assistive equipment
- Ergonomics and activity modification
- Joint immobilization, protection, and rehabilitation
- Pain and lymphedema management
- Prosthetics and orthotics
- Sensory integration and re-education
- Therapeutic exercise
- Wound care and scar management
Hand therapists may also provide employer or industrial consultations. As consultants, they train employees regarding safe work habits and help them return to work after an injury.
Dignity Health offers comprehensive physical and occupational therapy, including hand therapy, in Arizona.