Hand therapy is a specialized area of occupational therapy. It focuses on treating orthopedic upper-extremity issues to optimize the functional use of the arm and hand.
Typical conditions that affect the hand are lacerations, amputations, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures and rheumatoid arthritis. In general, hand therapy focuses on the biomechanical issues of upper-extremity conditions. It’s a patient-centered approach that addresses the needs of the patient, such as being able to lift things, open a jar, or button a shirt.
Hand therapy interventions by an occupational therapist may include therapeutic exercises, mirror therapy, orthosis design, pain management, manual therapy, taping, ergonomics and compression therapy. Activities for a hand injury with an occupational therapist may include working with putty, using a gripper and using dumbbells.
What are the benefits of hand therapy?
The benefits of hand therapy are many:
- Preventative, non-operative or conservative treatment
- Management of acute or chronic pain
- Desensitization following nerve injury or trauma
- Sensory re-education after nerve injury
- Design and implementation of home exercise programs to increase motion, dexterity, and/or strength
- Customized splint fabrication for prevention or correction of injury
- Training in the performance of daily life skills through adapted methods and equipment
- Conditioning prior to returning to work
Do you have an injury or medical condition that is causing pain and limiting your daily activities? Would you like to learn more about how hand therapy can help you eliminate your pain and improve performance? We’ll educate you and be happy to set up a one-on-one consultation. Request a visit from Hands for Living today. Our certified and caring Lynnwood, WA hand therapists are committed to helping you get on the road to recovery. Feel better and get back to your life with occupational therapy and hand therapy.
Hands for Living
Hands for Living is located in the Alderwood Business Campus, Building 6, Suite 213, upstairs from Northwest Return to Work. Our office is situated at 19221 36th Ave W in Ste 213 directly above John L. Scott, making it commonly frequented spot for hand therapy Lynnwood pain relief.
We have a highly experienced team of hand therapists who offer specialized treatment services for any pain, injury, or discomfort you may be feeling. Our patients have found high levels of success in our treatment services, due to our implementation of advanced technology and methods.
We use sophisticated diagnostic methods to help determine which services you will benefit from the most. At Hands for Living, our thorough evaluations lead to successful treatment plans for your pain relief, healing, and future injury prevention needs.
Address19221 36th Ave W, Ste 213
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Mon: 8am – 6pm
Tue: 8am – 6pm
Wed: 8am – 6pm
Thurs: 8am – 6pm
Fri: 8am – 6pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Feeling Pain? We Can Help You!
At Hands for Living, you will receive an expert, caring, and cost-effective evaluation of your injury or concern. We’ll provide an assessment and information about what has happened and what can be done to help, such as specialized exercises and instructions for improvement.
If needed, we’ll provide comfortable and precise custom orthoses (splints) to protect your elbow, wrist, or hand or improve motion. Great care will always be taken with wounds, scars, swelling, and injuries to tendon, nerve, bone, muscle or soft tissue. For future injuries, we also specialize in practical, ergonomic instructions.
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What People Are Saying
Thank you for encouraging my patience and progress during my healing process.
Prior to therapy, performing minor tasks such as typing were painful. After three months of therapy, I can type, perform household chores and play clarinet with my soft brace on, and I am pain-free for those tasks.
The therapy and therapist were very effective.
Injured my thumb pretty badly, but through constant therapy I was able to get my thumb back to optimal strength and am basically back to normal.
Thank you for all your help and knowledge during my difficult time of recovery.
My therapist was amazing, kind, caring and compassionate. She was very knowledgable about my injury and was supportive and patient during treatment.