Hand Therapy

  • The hand and arm are amazing, complex parts of the human body, essential for all of our daily self-care, work and everyday activities. Whether writing with a pen, tying shoes, using gardening tools, operating a machine or throwing a ball, our hands are important tools in our daily lives. When the hand and upper extremity are unable to function properly due to accidents, disease, repetitive stress and conditions from birth or acquired syndromes, a specialized approach is essential.

    Hand therapy focuses on rehabilitation of the hand and upper limbs and is the merging of occupational therapy and physical therapy theory and practice. 

       We treat the following conditions:

      • Pain in the hand/arm
      • Swelling, numbness, tingling, weakness
      • Therapy after surgical procedures
      • Arthritis
      • Carpal tunnel syndrome
      • Tendonitis, trigger finger
      • Tendon injuries
      • Broken bones/fractures
      • Amputations and prosthetic training
      • Joint stiffness
      • Dislocations and sprains
      • Jammed fingers/joints
      • Burns and scars
      • Cuts, infections, open wounds
      • Repetitive strain, pulled muscles
      • Sports-related injuries
      • Work-related injuries

      At Saco Bay, we work alongside your entire health care team, including your physician, to identify the specific problems you have and carefully advance you through the stages of treatment. Your therapist will work with you to create an individualized and comprehensive treatment program that is updated regularly to return you to work, life and athletics as rapidly as possible.