Hand Therapy

Professionally reviewed by Randy Wolfe, OTR/L, CHT, Supervisor, Hand Therapy, on 03/13/2023.

Good Shepherd’s Hand Rehabilitation therapists utilize state-of-the-art rehabilitation techniques and technology to reduce pain and restore hand and upper extremity function following an injury, surgery or illness.  Our hand therapists also work closely with Good Shepherd Pediatric and long-term care clinicians to assist with congenital concerns as well.

Our therapy staff includes a Certified Hand Therapist and several highly trained clinical specialists who enable us to provide hand therapy services across a wide range of geographic locations, throughout Eastern Pennsylvania.  We complete a thorough, customized evaluation and design an individualized, comprehensive treatment program based on each patient’s unique needs.  All hands are inherently complex in nature and individualized, one-to-one, hands-on care is essential for optimal recovery outcomes. 

What is Hand Therapy?

Hand therapy is highly specialized rehabilitation of the hand and fingers, wrist and elbow. There are even some conditions of the shoulder, cervical/neck region, as well as neurological conditions, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke, that can benefit from Good Shepherd’s hand therapy specialists.

Hand therapists provide therapeutic intervention to prevent dysfunction and restore function of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to participate fully in their particular life situations.

Who Can Benefit from Hand Therapy?

Once you obtain a script for therapy services, our hand specialists will work closely with you to provide the physical or occupational therapy you need for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Tendon repair, tendon injuries and tendonitis
  • Repetitive motion, cumulative trauma injuries
  • Elbow, wrist and finger fractures
  • Work injuries
  • Trauma, crush or burn injuries
  • Dupuytren’s disease and other finger disorders
  • Arthritis and trigger fingers
  • Neurological conditions
  • Post-surgical wound management
  • Wrist instability
  • Amputations

Hand Therapy Services

Our goal is to restore maximal function to your hand, wrist or arm as quickly and completely as possible.  We frequently consult directly with your physician or surgeon to obtain the necessary medical information to enable us to use the latest treatments and technologies available. 

  • Acute hand rehabilitation
  • Burn garment measurement
  • Custom state-of-the-art splinting
  • Functional capacity screenings
  • Prosthetic training
  • Thermal and electrical modalities
  • Work conditioning
  • Wound management

Request an Appointment

If you have pain, stiffness, weakness or swelling in your hand, wrist, or elbow, we can help. Please obtain a prescription from your physician and call 1.888.44.REHAB (73422) or fill out the form below to see a therapist within 48 hours.

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