Disability and assistive technology combines technological invention with modern medicine, helping people with physical and cognitive disabilities acquire and use devices that help improve mobility and independence.
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?
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:
- Crush injury
- Fracture (of thumb, finger, hand or wrist bone)
- Joint replacement
- Traumatic hand injury
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.
Inpatient and outpatient stroke rehabilitation treatment and complex stroke treatment. We develop a unique stroke rehab therapy plan that help patients immediately build on their strengths and learn to compensate for limitations.
A hand therapy specialist is well-versed in a variety of methods and works to develop a personalized regimen for the unique needs of every patient. Our patients come from all walks of life—from young athletes to long-term arthritis sufferers to accidental burn victims.
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.
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.
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.
Occupational therapy and sensory integration helps patients who’ve experienced a debilitative injury or illness return to activities of daily living (ADL), such as dressing, eating, writing, shopping, toileting and driving.
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.