Hand Therapy

Expert hand therapists

The Spectrum Orthopaedics Hand Therapy Team is focused on rehabilitation of the hand, wrist, and elbow. At Spectrum Ortho, your therapist will know your doctor or surgeon personally. They will collaborate throughout your rehabilitation to ensure your progress at the right pace with your unique goals in mind.

Our highly skilled, certified occupational therapists take a multidisciplinary team approach to treatment. They have extensive training and the expertise to design individualized therapy plans that help our patients reduce the risk of reinjury and restore function in the shortest period of time possible, in a cost-effective manner.

  • Arthritis (degenerative joint disease)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Crush injury and burns
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Finger amputation
  • Hand infection
  • Hand pain/strains
  • Hand tumors and ganglion cyst
  • Joint contracture (finger stiffness)
  • Joint dislocation
  • Laceration (cuts)
  • Ligament tears and sprains
  • Metacarpal fracture (broken hand)
  • Mucous cyst (finger cyst)
  • Nailbed injury
  • Nerve injury
  • Numbness in the hand or fingers
  • Pediatric hand injuries
  • Phalanx fracture (broken finger)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports/work injuries
  • Tendon injury or tendonitis
  • Trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis)
  • Arthritis
  • DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis (wrist tendonitis)
  • Distal radius fracture (broken wrist)
  • Ganglion cyst (wrist cyst)
  • Kienbock’s disease
  • Ligament tears and sprains
  • Scaphoid fracture
  • SLAC wrist (degenerative joint disease)
  • Sports/work injuries
  • Tendon injury and tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • TFCC tear
  • Wrist pain/strains
  • Wrist injuries
  • Arthritis (degenerative joint disease)
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome (ulnar nerve compression)
  • Contractures (elbow stiffness)
  • Distal biceps rupture (torn bicep tendon)
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Elbow fracture (broken elbow)
  • Elbow pain/strains
  • Sports/work injuries
  • Ulnar collateral ligament repairs
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Olecranon bursitis (elbow swelling)
  • Radial head fracture
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epiconditis)
  • Activity plans designed to increase motion, dexterity, and strength; including exercises you can practice at home
  • Daily living skills, including simulation to practice real-life hand tasks
  • Compression therapy and edema management
  • Desensitization, sensory re-education, and sensory compensation techniques
  • Electrical stimulation, such as iontophoresis
  • Therapeutic modalities for tissue and joint preconditioning and mobilization to minimize pain and stiffness
  • Functional and ergonomic assessments and modifications
  • Joint protection and energy conservation training
  • Behavioral management
  • Techniques and suggestions for assistive devices
  • Manual therapy and massage techniques
  • Splints and custom-made orthotics to help protect your hand after a surgery, immobilize it, correct an injury or deformity, etc
  • Pain management
  • Patient and family education
  • Training for using prosthetics
  • Scar tissue management
  • Heat and cold treatments
  • Wound care
  • Sports taping
  • Pre-employment lift assessments
  • Dry needling (currently only offered for hand therapy in Brunswick)

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