When our upper extremities (arms and hands) do not function properly due to disease, accidents, job-related stress, or birth/acquired deformity, therapy can help to restore them to maximum functional capacity. Patients who will benefit from therapy may have been affected by an accident or trauma leaving them with wounds, scars, burns, injured tendons or nerves, fractures or even amputations of fingers. Others include patients who suffer from conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow, as well as from chronic problems such as arthritis.
ParkwayHealth’s therapist is an American- Occupational Therapist certified in Upper Extremity and Hand Therapy, with special interest in the treatment of children and adults suffering from upper extremity injuries needing orthopedic rehabilitation. This includes rehabilitation of shoulders to fingertips using custom splint fabrication, neuromuscular reeducation, modalities, exercise, wound care, ergonomic assessment/recommendations and functional training.