Hand Therapy

UP Health_Doctors Park_0484_finalRebecca Bonner, MS, OTRL, CHT

Occupational Therapist | Certified Hand Therapist

 

 

Conditions Treated

Hand therapy addresses injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Certified Hand Therapists have extensive, specialized training in treating upper extremity conditions.

 

  • Custom-made splints
  • Traumatic injuries and sports injuries
  • Conservative and Post surgical conditions including rotator cuff and shoulder impingement
  • Tennis and Golfer’s elbow
  • Tendonitis conditions
  • DeQuervain’s
  • Repetitive motion syndromes
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Other nerve entrapment disorders
  • Amputations, burns and frostbite
  • Arthritis
  • Tendon lacerations
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy/complex regional pain syndrome

 

Treatment Techniques

  • Home exercise programs
  • Therapeutic activities
  • Joint protection
  • Activity modification techniques
  • Custom upper extremity splinting, brace fitting and instruction
  • Ice, ultrasound, fluidiotherapy and TENS
  • Exercises to increase range of motion and strength
  • Control swelling / scarring management
  • Patient education