Whether your doctor or surgeon referred you for a hand condition, or you’ve identified one yourself, we’ll help you get back to everything you want to do. A doctor’s referral is not required.
Hand Therapy Overview
We specialize in post-operative management for hand and upper extremity injuries, including:
Wrist and hand pain
Sprains and strains
Cumulative trauma disorders — e.g. carpal tunnel, tendonitis, trigger finger/thumb, de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, repetitive strain injuries
Dupuytren’s contracture release
Joint replacements (arthroplasty)
Types of Treatments
When you come into Active Recovery Physio and Hand Therapy you’ll receive treatment from a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) with more than 4,000 hours of specialized experience. CHTs are physiotherapists and occupational therapists with extensive training in injuries, conditions and rehabilitation of the upper extremity from the shoulder to the hand.
Your CHT will perform a detailed assessment of your injury, condition or problem, provide a physiotherapy diagnosis, if required. Then she’ll create a personalized treatment plan that may include:
Fabrication of a custom orthosis (splint) or selection of a prefabricated splint/brace
Manual therapy treatment
Prescription of a personalized home exercise program
Use of modalities such as electrotherapy, ultrasound, whirlpool, heat or cold
Not sure if Hand Therapy is right for you?
Call and speak to our awesome team who can consult with you over the phone about all of our treatment options.
Specialized Care for Your Injury
If you’ve recently had an operation on your hand or upper extremity, your CHT can give you specialized care. CHTs are also highly experienced with post-operative management of common upper extremity surgeries including:
Fractures: Arm, elbow, forearm, wrist or finger fractures with plates and screws (ORIF- open reduction with internal fixation) or pins (CRPP- closed reduction with percutaneous pinning) including Boxer’s fractures, Colles’ fractures and scaphoid fractures
Joint fusions: Wrist or finger
Joint replacements: Thumb, wrist or finger joint arthroplasty
Ligament repairs and reconstructions: These may include gamekeeper’s thumb/skier’s thumb (UCL), boutonnière or mallet finger, scapholunate ligament, triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC), and rotator cuff repair and reconstruction
Dupuytren’s contracture surgeries: These include open release, needle aponeurotomy, and collagenase injection (XiaFlex)
Carpal tunnel release surgery
Trigger finger release surgery
Tendon and nerve repairs
Ganglionectomy: removal of ganglion or benign mass
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