The hand therapist effectively rehabilitates the patient through
such treatment methods as:

  • postoperative protoccols

  • wound and scar management

  • custom splinting

  • pain management

  • edmea control

  • design and implementation of exercise programs to increase:

  • motion, dexterity and strength

  • desensitization and sensory re-education

  • training in:
         ergonomic principles
         body mechanics
         energy conservation
         adaptive techniques and equipment
              (to enhance function at work
              and at home)
         patient education and individualized 
         home programs