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When you’re dealing with discomfort, injury, or limited hand mobility, it can feel like your world has shrunk. Suddenly, simple tasks like opening a jar, typing an email, or even holding a loved one’s hand become challenging.

At Active Recovery Physiotherapy & Hand Clinic in Victoria, BC, we understand the frustration and offer a path to recovery.

Our specialized hand therapy techniques can guide you toward renewed strength and functionality.

Understanding Hand Therapy

What is Hand Therapy?

Hand therapy is a specialized field that focuses on rehabilitating conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities.

Our Certified Hand Therapists (CHTs) use a blend of techniques to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and restore function.

The ultimate goal is to help you regain the ability to enjoy life’s simple pleasures without pain.

The Goal of Hand Therapy

Our approach is holistic and customized to each individual.

Whether you’re dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome, recovering from surgery, or seeking relief from arthritis, our therapists work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.

Our goal is simple: to get you back to doing what you love without pain or limitation.

Techniques for Recovery

Our hand therapy techniques are designed to address various issues, from regaining range of motion to strengthening your grip. Here are some of the most effective methods we use:

  • Range of Motion Exercises: These exercises gently stretch and move your joints, reducing stiffness and improving flexibility.
  • Strengthening Exercises: Focused on rebuilding muscle strength, these exercises support the structure of your hands and wrists.
  • Manual Therapy: Our therapists use hands-on techniques like massage and joint mobilization, to improve movement and decrease pain.
  • Custom Splinting: Sometimes, support is needed during the healing process. Custom splints protect injuries and provide stability.
  • Modalities: We incorporate heat, cold, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation to reduce pain and swelling.

Client Success Stories

Our clients have experienced incredible results through our hand therapy techniques. Here’s what they have to say:

  • Adam, who recovered from two broken elbows, shares, “With Active Recovery’s help, I was able to push my range of motion and general comfort a lot further than I expected.”
  • Ryan F, who recovered from a hand and elbow injury, states, “Visiting Active Recovery was crucial in my recovery with a physical rehabilitative approach. I can’t recommend this place enough.”
  • Charmaine L, with thumb osteoarthritis, mentions, “Over the past six weeks, I have regained flexibility and strength in my hand, and the pain level has dropped considerably.”

Your Journey to Recovery

Starting your recovery journey with Active Recovery is simple.

We begin with a comprehensive assessment to understand your unique needs.

From there, we create a personalized treatment plan that includes exercises, manual therapy, and education on managing your condition at home.

Steps to Begin Your Journey

  1. Assessment and Diagnosis: We evaluate your condition to determine the best course of action.
  2. Treatment Plan: Our therapists develop a plan tailored to your specific needs, with a focus on long-term recovery.
  3. Recovery and Beyond: As you progress, we adjust your treatment to ensure continued improvement.

If you’re ready to regain strength, mobility, and a sense of independence, Active Recovery Physiotherapy & Hand Clinic is here for you.

Our team of experts is dedicated to helping you reach your goals, whether it’s getting back to work, sports, or everyday activities.