Occupational Therapy Specialized Services
Occupational Therapists work to restore function in people suffering traumatic hand injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome and burns by:
- Assessing and treating conditions resulting from fractures, nerve injuries, tendon injuries, edema, scarring, joint stiffness, inflammation and cumulative trauma.
- Evaluating physical limitations, grip, pinch strength, sensation and functional hand capacity.
- Guiding individuals through activities that increase strength, mobility, coordination and function.
- Fabricating appropriate splints for proper positioning, joint support, correction of contractures and preventing deformity.
Specialty certification: a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is on staff to assist patients.
Teaching people joint protection and proper body mechanics to prevent deformities and simplify activities. Making splints to support and stabilize arthritic joints.
Evaluating workers at the work station for proper fit and comfort.