At Theradynamics Physical & Occupational Therapy, we specialize in the treatment of hand and wrist problems and injuries. Our experienced therapists utilize a comprehensive approach to help you recover from hand and wrist conditions and regain optimal function. Here’s how we approach the treatment of hand and wrist problems:
1. Evaluation and Assessment: Our therapists will conduct a thorough evaluation of your hand and wrist condition to determine the underlying cause and severity of the problem. This may involve assessing range of motion, strength, sensation, and overall hand function. We may also review your medical history and any diagnostic imaging results.
2. Individualized Treatment Plan: Based on the evaluation findings, we will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. The treatment plan will incorporate evidence-based techniques and consider any limitations or specific requirements you may have.
3. Hand and Wrist Exercises: We will prescribe therapeutic exercises targeted at improving hand and wrist strength, flexibility, and coordination. These exercises may include gripping and grasping exercises, range of motion exercises, finger and thumb strengthening exercises, and dexterity training. We will guide you through proper technique and progression to maximize your recovery.
4. Manual Therapy: Our therapists may use manual therapy techniques, such as joint mobilizations, soft tissue mobilization, and myofascial release, to improve joint mobility, reduce pain, and restore optimal function in the hand and wrist. These techniques can help alleviate stiffness, improve circulation, and promote healing.
5. Modalities: We may incorporate various therapeutic modalities, such as heat or cold therapy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, or laser therapy, to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling in the hand and wrist. These modalities can provide temporary relief and enhance the effectiveness of other treatment approaches.
6. Activity Modification and Ergonomics: Our therapists will provide guidance on activity modification techniques and ergonomic principles to protect the hand and wrist from further injury or strain. We will educate you on proper body mechanics, ergonomic positioning, and adaptive techniques to prevent future problems and promote long-term hand health.
7. Patient Education: We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge and self-management strategies. We will educate you about your specific hand or wrist condition, its causes, and preventive measures. We will provide guidance on home exercises, self-care techniques, and strategies to manage pain or discomfort.
At Theradynamics, our skilled therapists are dedicated to helping you overcome hand and wrist problems and injuries. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and receive personalized care to regain hand and wrist function and improve your quality of life.