We provide comprehensive rehabilitation and are certified in hand therapy (CHT), CHT credential is recognized by many professionals organizations as a benchmark for excellence in advanced specialty credentialing in physical and occupational therapy. Specialist in treating the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrist, and hands. We are also certified in Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and use the “Gold Standard of IASTM” hawk grip tools. Some of our services include, but are not limited to, custom splints, manual therapy, fluidotherapy, IASTM, and joint mobilization.
Certified Hand Therapy (CHT)
To become a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), a physical or occupational therapist must be in clinical practice for a minimum of 5 years. This must include at least 4,000 hours of direct practice in hand therapy. The therapist must then pass a comprehensive exam of the advanced skills required to properly treat the upper extremity. Once certification is obtained, the therapist must then recertify every 5 years. This requires attendance of relevant continuing education courses and knowledge of advancements in clinical practice to stay current with the latest treatment options.
Our Certified Hand Therapists are specially trained to evaluate and administer treatment of the hand and upper quadrant in order for our patients to regain the ability to perform work, life and daily living activities.
Hand Therapists utilize intricate knowledge of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder to prevent dysfunction, reverse the progression of disease,and promote healing of injured structures to restore function. The goal of a certified hand therapist (CHT) is to plan and execute treatment that will return the patients treated to the highest possible level of independence in daily activities.
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), is an innovative, evidence-based form of treatment that enables clinicians to detect and effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions, as well as maintain optimal range of motion through comprehensive training and education. IASTM is clinically proven to achieve faster and better outcomes for acute and chronic conditions such as Achilles Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel, Tennis/golfers elbow, Adhesive Capsulitis, IT Band Syndrome, Lumbar Strain and Plantar Fasciitis.
Custom/Prefab Splints (orthosis)
Custom/Prefab orthosis are used to decrease pain during functional activity. While splints can be used to aid with a wide range of conditions, some of the more common ones are listed below:
- Hand based thumb spica: CMC Arthritis
- Wrist cock-up: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Long-arm thumb spica: DeQuervain Tendinopathy
- MCP blocking orthosis: Trigger Finger
- Ulnar gutter orthosis: Boxers fracture
- Stax orthosis: mallet finger
- PIP extension orthosis: Boutonniere deformity
- Oval-8: Swan neck deformity
Fluidotherapy is a high-intensity heat modality consisting of a dry whirlpool of finely divided solid particles suspended in a heated air stream, the mixture having the properties of a liquid. In addition to the superficial heat, it provides tactile stimulation while also allowing for active range of motion.
Common diagnoses treated:
- Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid arthritis
- Dislocations/ligament repair
- Tendon injuries and repairs
- Carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger/thumb
- Dupuytren’s disease
- DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis
- Lateral/Medial epicondylitis (Tennis/golfers elbow)
- Nerve injuries/neurological conditions
- Shoulder injuries (pre/post-op)
- AC joint injury
- Shoulder Impingement
- Rotator Cuff injuries
- Labral Tear
- Winging Scalpula
- Frozen shoulders
- Lumber pain