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Hand Therapy

The Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Hand Therapy Clinic specializes in traumatic hand injury rehabilitation, post-surgical hand therapy, and upper extremity repetitive strain injuries.

The Saint Francis Hand Therapy Clinic is your one-stop shop for hand therapy. The clinic is staffed by certified hand therapists and specialty trained occupational therapists who are committed to delivering individualized comprehensive evaluation and treatment to each individual. The team emphasizes psychological healing and symptom management through a variety of methods, including therapeutic exercise, postural assessment, and body mechanics education.

Repetitive strain/vocational rehabilitation services include healthy computer use retraining, ergonomic equipment education, chair fitting, worksite evaluations, posture and anatomy education, and relaxation/stress management techniques. 

Specialized Services Include

  • Computerized exercise programs and training for returning to work or leisure activities 
  • Custom splint fabrication 
  • Edema management
  • Home exercise programs
  • Manual therapy
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Therapeutic use of heat, cold, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation
  • Wound and scar management

A physician referral or current prescription is required prior to receiving hand therapy services. Most insurance plans, including workers compensation are accepted.

Initial Hand Therapy Session

During your initial hand therapy session a comprehensive evaluation will be performed reviewing diagnosis and symptoms, medical history, and upper quadrant examination (neck), shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist and fingers. After completing the evaluation and discussing your therapy goals, an individualized treatment plan will be established to maximize function and restore upper extremity motion.

Certified Hand Therapist

A certified hand therapist is an occupational or physical therapist who, through advanced study, specializes in rehabilitating patients with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities. This high degree of specialization enables the hand therapist to accurately evaluate and effectively treat a variety of upper extremity injuries. Learn more about certified hand therapists from the Hand Therapy Commission (HTCC).   

Learn More About Our Hand Therapy Services

For more information about the Hand Therapy Clinic, please call (415) 353-6277.