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Upper Extremities / Hand

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Hand and upper extremity injuries
require the specialized care and knowledge of a
highly trained Occupational and/or Physical
Therapist. The staff at Northeast Rehabilitation
Hospital is trained to treat the following
injuries/disorders:

  • Fractures
  • Amputations/Traumatic
    Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendon/Nerve Injuries
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Arthritis
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Repetitive Motion Syndrome
  • Arthroplasty

Complete evaluation and treatment
is provided by a fully qualified, licensed therapist.
The therapist works closely with the patient and
referring physician to set goals and establish a plan
of treatment that will restore maximum functional use
of the extremity.

The treatment of a hand injury
begins with a complete evaluation. Depending on an
individual’s diagnosis, the treatment plan would
include any of the following procedures or
modalities:

  • Range of Motion/Stretching
  • Edema Management
  • Customized Splinting
  • Scar Management
  • Casting
  • Exercise Programs
  • Desensitization
  • Home Programs
  • Re-education
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Work Simulation
  • Patient Education
  • Paraffin
  • BTE Work Simulator
  • Transcutaneous Electrical
    Stimulation (TENS)
  • Hot/Cold Packs
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Ultrasound
  • Functional Electrical
    Stimulation (F.E.S.)
  • Referral

    All patients must be referred by
    a physician. The physician will receive an initial
    evaluation report and progress reports while the
    patient is in therapy. A final status report will be
    sent when the patient is discharged.