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What to Expect

Assessment​​​​

​A hand therapist will complete a full assessment as the first step in your care at the clinic. The therapist will use a number of different assessment techniques, for example, testing your range of motion or your ability to grip.

 

Treatment​

Based on your assessment, the therapist will develop a plan for your treatment.

These are some of the kinds of treatment that your therapist may use:

  • Custom-made splints
  • Exercises to complete during your appointments and at home
  • Temperature-based treatments, such as warm wax or hot packs
  • Hands-on therapy, such as stretching
  • Sensory treatments for patients with nerve injuries​

 

Education is also a big part of your treatment, and your therapist will teach you about your condition and ways you can improve your recovery at home.

 

Support​

Impaired hand function can cause you to experience frustration and disruption of your normal roles. We offer a Hand Injury Support Group to help address your emotional and psychological needs. This group meets once a week for 4 weeks.​