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Hand Therapy Services
Your hand is very complex. It has many small moving parts that, when injured, can impact your quality of life. To open and close your hand and manipulate objects seems simple, but when this delicate pulley system is injured, your hand needs expert care.
Hand therapists provide nonoperative interventions, preventive care and postsurgical rehabilitation for a wide variety of upper extremity disorders, from simple fingertip injuries to complex replanted extremities. Patients with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, or neurologic challenges resulting from a stroke, can benefit from therapy. Therapists provide education on joint protection and energy conservation, and may recommend adaptive devices to improve function.
Ridgeview provides hand therapy services at two convenient locations in Chaska and Waconia. Our experts are licensed occupational therapists and certified hand therapists.
Certified hand therapists are specialists with the knowledge and expertise essential for managing the challenging recovery of complex hand and upper extremity injuries.
American Society of Hand Therapists
Common Reasons to Seek Hand Therapy
- Custom or prefab splinting needs
- Specifically diagnosed injury
- Generalized pain of the hand, wrist, or elbow
- Pain with a specific activity
- Decreased motion
- Decreased strength or endurance
- Decreased coordination
- Difficulty with self-care, home, work or leisure tasks
Common Diagnoses Treated
- Upper extremity fracture
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Lacerations and burns
- Trigger finger
- Tendonitis and other overuse injuries
- Crush injuries
- Nerve and tendon injuries
- Arthritic conditions
- Dupuytren’s disease