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Hand therapy is an area of rehabilitation specializing in the evaluation and treatment of disorders or injuries to the hand and arm. Providence hand therapists treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Repetitive strain injuries, such as tennis elbow and tendonitis
- Nerve compression injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Orthopedic conditions, such as elbow, wrist or finger fractures
- Traumatic conditions, such as lacerations, amputations and crush injuries
- Degenerative conditions, such as osteoarthritis of the hand and thumb
Providence hand therapists assess and intervene at the anatomical and physical level of the injury. They also evaluate the effect of the injury on the patient’s ability to engage in everyday activities. While we work to heal the injury we help the patient gain strength and resume activities of daily living, such as work, homemaking, driving, self-care or caregiving.
After illness, injury or disability, people in our community turn to Providence Rehabilitation Services
for help in regaining strength and independence. Last year, Providence Rehabilitation served more than 86,000 adults and children.
Providence hand therapy is highly skilled, holistic and has earned a reputation for excellence.