Hand therapy is a specialized area of rehabilitation that encompasses the evaluation and treatment of conditions affecting the hand, wrist, forearm, and upper extremities. It is a dynamic field that combines the expertise of occupational therapy and physical therapy to provide comprehensive care for patients with various hand-related issues.
Hand therapists are highly trained professionals with advanced knowledge of the anatomy, biomechanics, and pathology of the hand and upper extremity. They work closely with individuals who have experienced trauma, undergone surgery, or developed conditions such as arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, fractures, etc. The primary goal of hand therapy is to optimize hand function, reduce pain, and enhance independence in daily activities.