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

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

With three locations in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, we’re sure to offer pelvic floor rehabilitation near you. Our pelvic floor PTs treat pelvic floor conditions in men and women and we’re able to offer comprehensive treatments for these sometimes complex conditions.

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.

Work Hardening Program

For people with work-related injuries and chronic pain, we offer a range of therapies through RehabWorks, a worker rehabilitation program that brings together a multidisciplinary team to support people who have lost functional capacity due to a work-related illness or injury.

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.

Brain Injury Rehab

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital was one of the first facilities in the country to offer traumatic and nontraumatic inpatient brain injury rehab as well as outpatient brain injury rehab and has remained one of the best rehabilitation hospitals for brain injury treatment in the Philadelphia region for more than 30 years.

Sports Medicine Rehab

As part of our specialized treatment for each athlete, sports injury rehab includes use of therapies and training exercises that not only mimic the demands of your sport but also address the unique conditions of the specific position you play within your sport.

Vestibular Therapy

At Bryn Mawr Rehab we help patients with chronic or acute dizziness and vertigo get back to active, normal living. With several outpatient locations in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, there’s sure to be a vestibular therapist near you.

Parkinson's Treatment

The frustrating effects of Parkinson Disease can take a toll on a patient’s abilities and self-image. However, a customized therapy plan can help Parkinson patients make significant gains.

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