Hand Therapy

Hand Therapy

Hand therapists at TRIA treat a wide range of injuries and disabilities of the hand and arm including:

  • Fractures and dislocation
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve compressions
  • Lacerations
  • Crush injuries
  • Tendon or nerve injuries and repairs
  • Sport injuries or repetitive stress injuries
  • Myofascial pain
  • Deformities of the hand, wrist or elbow

Working closely with hand surgeons and other orthopedic specialists, our hand therapists assess the patient’s abilities and design an individualized treatment program that leads to restoration of optimal function. We also use specific protocol guidelines for many diagnoses to ensure best outcomes and continuity of care. Our outcomes meet or exceed nationally recognized standards for many diagnoses treated. Hand therapists at TRIA provide acute care for urgent needs, treatment for chronic problems, and post-operative management and therapy for all ages.

Call TRIA at 952-831-8742 for more information

Types of Hand Therapy and Treatments include:

  • Custom fabricated static and dynamic splints
  • Therapeutic exercises (mobility and strength)
  • Edema control
  • Manual therapy
  • Patient education and training
  • Joint protection
  • Activity modification and ergonomics
  • Graded motor imagery
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Pain management
  • Sensory re-training
  • Wound care
  • Scar management

Our approach is hands-on. We also employ electrical and thermal modalities to enhance and increase the effectiveness of treatment. These may include: paraffin, Fluidotherapy™, whirlpool, ultrasound, neuromuscular electric stimulation, Graston® instruments and other therapeutic techniques.

TRIA hand therapists are occupational therapists who through continuing education and experience gained expertise in the treatment of the hand and upper extremity. Board Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) meet professional test standards set by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. They also have at least five years of experience in the treatment of upper extremity conditions.

Certified Hand Therapists