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Hand Therapy

Rehabilitation and recovery for your hand, wrist, shoulder & elbow

Working closely with our physicians, our hand therapy staff specializes in orthopedic and sports conditions to provide excellent rehabilitation services. Our facilities are equipped with the latest technology and equipment, and our therapists participate in numerous continuing education seminars to remain up to date on the latest treatment techniques.

When you enter our Hand Therapy department at Twin Cities Orthopedics, you’ll immediately notice our patient-centered team approach. Our hand therapists, orthopedic surgeons, and care team work closely together to provide an individualized program to best meet your needs and help restore your functional independence. We all rely on our hands and upper extremities (wrist, forearm, elbow, and shoulder) for everyday function, and the loss of that function from an orthopedic injury, accident, or cumulative trauma can be devastating. You can rely on the TCO experts to help get you back to an independent, productive, and satisfying life.

Our Certified Hand Therapists

At TCO, the majority of our occupational therapists and Certified Hand Therapists who provide state-of-the-art treatment techniques of the finger, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, and shoulder have advanced knowledge and skill in the orthopedic rehabilitation process. Their expert training helps patients bridge the gap from medical management of upper extremity conditions to successful recovery, allowing independent function to return to their daily lives. Our Certified Hand Therapists are also trained to address the social, emotional, and physiological effects of hand injuries and conditions.

To become a Certified Hand Therapist, you must have a minimum of three years of clinical experience and 4,000 hours or more of direct practice in hand and upper extremity therapy. In addition, the Certified Hand Therapist must successfully pass a comprehensive exam of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation.

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Common Conditions & Procedures

  • Amputation and Mutilating Traumas
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cumulative Trauma/Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Impingement Nerve
  • Injuries, Fractures and Crush injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Sprains, Strains and Non-Compound Fractures
  • Tendon Injuries and Conditions
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Wounds, Scars and Edema Control

Rehabilitation Therapy Services

  • Custom-Designed and Fabricated Orthotics
  • Ergonomic Education and Recommendations
  • Graston Technique/Astym Technique/IASTM
  • Individualized Strengthening, Flexibility, and Range of Motion Programs
  • Lymphedema Program (Complete Decongestive Therapy)
  • Manual Therapy Including Joint Mobilization Techniques, Myofascial Release, Cross Friction Massage
  • Neuromuscular Re-Education
  • Physical Agent Modalities – Ultrasound, Light Therapy, E-Stim, Paraffin
  • Scar Treatment
  • Sensory Re-Education
  • Specialized Wound Care
  • Taping Techniques

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