Hand Therapy

What is hand therapy?

Through our specialized outpatient hand therapy program, our team provides hard-working hand therapy that promotes hand function through the use of sophisticated, therapeutic techniques. Because of the pervasive nature of hand injuries, our patients come from all walks of life—from young athletes to long-term arthritis sufferers to accidental burn victims. Our therapists are well-versed in a variety of methods and work to develop a personalized regimen for the unique needs of every patient. With several locations throughout Philadelphia's western suburbs, there's sure to be a Bryn Mawr Rehab hand therapy specialist near you.

What does a hand therapy specialist treat?

Patients are often referred to a hand therapy specialist at Bryn Mawr Rehab for burns, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve injuries, sprains, strains and tendonitis.

A hand therapy specialist can also aid healing and recovery after hand surgery, or if you've had any of the following injuries or diseases:

Our hand therapists bring innovative approaches to each patient's recovery in order to help turn small steps into enormous victories. Some of the hand therapy rehab activities our patients benefit from include:

  • Ergonomic education
  • Exercises to restore range of motion and strength
  • Sensory re-education
  • Simple ball sports
  • Video games
  • Work simulation and workstation assessment

Hand rehabilitation may also include wound care, pain management, dynamic and static custom splinting, serial casting, injury prevention and scar remodeling. Depending on a patient's condition, therapy could take anywhere from just a few days to a long-term commitment.

Related specialties

Neurological Rehab

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital offers an extensive, progressive neurologic outpatient rehabilitation program for patients who may be able to function on their own, but wish to function even better.

Orthopaedic Rehab

As one of the most extensive programs at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, our primary focus is to help patients build strength, mobility and endurance for a variety of orthopaedic conditions.

Horticultural Therapy Center

Getting well doesn’t just happen from a hospital bed or inside a gym. Sometimes, letting patients get back to nature is the key to physical and psychological recovery.

Speech Therapy

Our multidisciplinary approach to inpatient and outpatient speech therapy rehab includes expert diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders led by master’s-level, licensed and certified speech pathologists.

Equestrian Therapy

Equine-assisted therapy provides physical as well as cognitive benefits for a person’s recovery. As the horse walks, the repetitive swinging motion helps to improve the person’s balance, coordination and strength and muscle tone through the trunk and legs. Cognitive skills improve because riding requires balance, stability, timing and planning.

Aquatic Therapy

Through the aquatic therapy program at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, warm water helps patients relax, enhances functional movement, and boosts confidence and ability.

Sports Medicine

If you’ve had a sports-related injury or have a condition that’s keeping you out of the game, our sports medicine expert physicians and specialists are here to help you get back to doing the things you love.

Lymphedema Management Program

Our lymphedema therapists help you achieve best results early and with continued treatment at outpatient locations in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Even in cases of chronic lymphedema, an active management program can reduce swelling and improve symptoms.

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