Hand Therapy

Restoring the ability to work, play, and touch

Many things can interfere with our ability to use our hands, including wounds, burns, bone fractures, injury to tendons or nerves, old scars, or amputation. Various diseases including tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and neurological conditions, also can affect hand functioning.

Since it’s very difficult to live independently when our hands are impaired, Back Bay Rehabilitation employs skilled occupational therapists that specialize in conditions affecting the hands and arms.

These special therapists, known as "hand therapists", have advanced training in the delicate anatomy of the upper extremities. Regardless of whether you’re recovering from surgery, dealing with swelling or pain, or need to increase your range of motion, dexterity, or strength, a hand therapist can fabricate a customized splint or implement a treatment plan that restores your ability to lead an active life once more.

Additional outpatient hand therapy services we offer include: 

  • Adaptive equipment training
  • Splinting (Static and Dynamic)
  • Manual Therapy
  • Therapeutic Massage/Scar massage
  • ROM/Therapeutic Exercise
  • Strengthening
  • Fine Motor Coordination
  • Modalities: Ultrasound, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), Neuro Muscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES), Iontophoresis (a treatment that uses medication and electrical current), Phonophoresis (a treatment involving medication and ultrasound therapy), Fluidotherapy

To learn more about hand therapy, or to schedule an appointment, please call Back Bay Rehabilitation at 603.569.7565 or e-mail BackBay@hugginshospital.org.