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Hand Therapy

hand therapy

Hand therapy clinicians specialize in rehabilitation of the arm and hand injuries including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand and fingers. IDEAL’s hand therapists have extensive training in the fabrication of custom thermoplastic splints and braces.

After five years of practice and thousands of hours of mentoring under highly experienced certified hand therapists, an hand therapist can test into the highest certification available to them and become credentialed as a “Certified Hand Therapist” or “CHT”.

Common conditions treated by our hand therapists and referred by Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Rheumatology include:

• Carpal tunnel

• Tendinitis

• Sprains

• Arthritis

• Hand pain

• Wrist and finger fractures

• Trigger Finger

• Joint and muscle injuries

• Custom splinting to rest or protect painful joints, fractures, and carpal tunnel


Common conditions referred by Orthopedic Surgeons include: 

• Medial and lateral epicondylitis

• DeQuervain’s tendinitis (Tendinitis of the tendons of the thumb)

• Carpal Tunnel (Post-Surgical and Non-surgical)

• Shoulder, Upper Arm, Elbow, Wrist, and Finger Fractures (Post-Surgical and Non-surgical)

• Arthritis

• Hand pain

• Trigger Finger

• Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis and Rotator Cuff injuries (Post-Surgical and Non-surgical)

• Labrum injuries (Post-Surgical and Non-surgical)

• Biceps injuries (Post-Surgical and Non-surgical)

• Custom splinting to rest or protect painful joints, fractures, and for carpal tunnel



Hand Surgeons will often refer the below conditions for hand therapists to treat:

• Tendon repairs

• Amputations

• Nerve compression or Nerve repair (Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel, Nerve Transposition)

• Dupuytren’s (Post-Surgical)

• Joint contractures

• Joint replacement (Arthroplasty)

• Carpal Tunnel

• Trigger Finger

• Fractures

• Custom Static and Dynamic Splinting