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

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.

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.

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.

Physical Therapy

Each inpatient and outpatient physical therapy rehab is individually designed and administered by a licensed physical therapist who consistently guides you from that first visit all the way through recovery.

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.

Concussion Rehab

One of the first acute rehabilitation hospitals in the country to provide treatment for brain injury, we’re recognized as a leader in the field of concussion treatment and recovery.

Spinal Cord Rehab

Where you’ll receive innovative inpatient and outpatient spinal cord rehabilitation care at one of the country's most respected acute rehabilitation hospitals, and 92 percent of our inpatients reach their goals upon discharge and 83 percent of outpatients meet theirs.

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.

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