Hand Therapy

 

Hand Therapy is the art & science of evaluating and treating conditions of the hand and wrist.

 

We use specialized therapeutic interventions to help return you to regular function following injury, impairment, or surgery.

The care of your hands begins with an initial consultation and assessment by one of our highly qualified Hand Therapists to evaluate your condition. From there we recommend the most appropriate treatment program to maximize the restoration of function in the hand.

Carpal Tunnel

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is essentially a pinched nerve in the wrist. There is a space in the wrist called the carpal tunnel where the median nerve and nine tendons pass from the forearm into the hand. Carpal Tunnel syndrome happens when swelling in this tunnel puts pressure on the nerve.

Stiff Hands

 

A variety of problems can cause stiff hands, limiting the use and function that we often take for granted. Stiffness can occur when there are problems within and around the structures of a joint, including ligaments and muscles.

Arthritis

 

Arthritis can affect any joint in the body - when it affects the hand it can hurt and keep you from being able to do what you want or need to do. The most common forms of Arthritis in the hand is Osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis (after an injury). 

Mobility / Function

 

There are many factors that can attribute to mobility and function loss of the hands. To accurately diagnose why you are experiencing troubles you would need to have a consultation.
 

Tendonitis

 

Tendon pain is actually a symptom of tendinosis, a series of very small tears (microtears) in the tissue in or around the tendon. Tendonitis commonly develops in the tendons that bend your fingers.

Injuries

 

After a wrist or hand injury, bruising may extend to the fingers from the effects of gravity. Injuries to ligaments, such as skiers thumb or injuries to the tendons such as mallet finger are just two examples.

How to book an appointment?

Appointments with our surgical staff
are
only by referral from a Physician
or Nurse Practitioner

Appointments with our Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapist
do not require a referral

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Our Consultation

Let us get to know you, and how we can help.

 

The first visit will require time to get to know both you and why you came in to visit us while subsequent visits with your therapist will usually be shorter in duration.

Many conditions can be managed with only a few treatments, but more complicated or chronic issues may require a prolonged relationship with your therapist to maximize recovery.

First Visit Duration / 30 - 60 minutes