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Taméra Ford, OTR/L

8 Reasons to See a Hand Therapist

Hand therapy is a specialized branch of rehabilitative medicine that focuses on the assessment and treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions. Hand therapists are highly trained professionals who help individuals recover from injuries or conditions that affect the function of their hands and wrists, arms and elbows, and shoulders.

While many people might not consider hand therapy as their first choice for treatment, there are several compelling reasons why someone should consider visiting Restored Hope Hand Therapy in Prescott, Arizona.

  1. Expertise in Hand and Upper Extremity

Our expert hand therapists are licensed and certified healthcare professionals with specialized training in hand and upper extremity treatment and rehabilitation. We possess in-depth knowledge of the anatomy, biomechanics, and pathology of the hand, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder. This expertise enables us to provide precise and effective treatments tailored to each patient’s unique condition.

  1. Comprehensive Evaluation

When you visit a hand therapist at Restored Hope, you can expect a thorough assessment of your hand and upper extremity function. We will evaluate your range of motion, strength, sensation, and dexterity. This comprehensive evaluation helps identify the root cause of your problem and guides the development of a personalized treatment plan.

  1. Rehabilitation After Surgery

If you’ve had hand or upper extremity surgery, a hand therapist is a vital part of your recovery team. At Restored Hope, we will work closely with your surgeon to ensure a seamless transition from the operating room to rehabilitation. We can help manage post-operative pain, reduce swelling, and guide you through a structured rehabilitation program to maximize your recovery.

  1. Non-Surgical Treatment Options

Restored Hope’s experts are skilled in providing non-surgical interventions for various hand and upper extremity conditions. Whether you’re dealing with a sprain, strain, overuse injury, rotator cuff injury, tendonitis, or chronic condition like carpal tunnel syndrome, we can offer conservative treatment options such as splinting, manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and modalities like ultrasound or electrical stimulation.

  1. Custom Splinting

One of the unique services offered at Restored Hope Hand Therapy is custom splinting. With over 20 years of experience, we can design and fabricate splints tailored to your specific needs. These splints provide support, immobilization, and protection, helping to manage pain and promote healing in cases of fractures, ligament injuries, or post-operative recovery.

  1. Pain Management

Chronic hand and upper extremity pain can significantly impact your quality of life. Hand therapists at our Prescott, AZ clinic are well-versed in pain management techniques, including manual therapy, myofascial release, and therapeutic modalities, to help alleviate discomfort and improve function without relying on long-term medication use.

  1. Functional Restoration

We focus on restoring your hand and upper extremity function so you can regain independence in your daily activities. Whether you need to return to work, hobbies, or sports, our hand therapists design rehabilitation programs that target your specific functional goals, helping you achieve the best possible outcome.

  1. Education and Prevention

Prevention is key to maintaining healthy hands and upper extremities. We love to educate our patients about proper ergonomics, injury prevention strategies, and exercises to improve strength and flexibility. By proactively addressing risk factors, you can reduce the likelihood of future hand and arm problems.

Visiting a hand therapist at Restored Hope Hand Therapy can be a life-changing decision for anyone dealing with hand and upper extremity issues. Our expertise, comprehensive evaluation, and specialized treatments can help you recover from injuries, surgeries, and chronic conditions while improving your overall quality of life.

From custom splinting to pain management and functional restoration, we offer a wide range of services that cater to the unique needs of each patient. So, whether you’re an athlete recovering from a sports injury, an office worker with carpal tunnel syndrome, or anyone in need of hand and upper extremity rehabilitation, consider consulting a hand therapist at Restored Hope to embark on your journey toward improved health and function.

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