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Physical and Occupational Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology

Occupational Therapy for Hand Injuries

Sustaining a hand injury from either trauma or wear and tear is often a painful and life altering experience. You may experience a significant disruption in your ability to work, participate in leisure activities, and care for yourself and your family independently.

Virginia Hospital Center has a team of occupational therapists specializing in treating hand and upper extremity injuries and diagnoses. Our compassionate staff will take care of you from post operative recovery to your return to normal activities of daily living and work duties. Our goal is always to increase the maximum functional use of your hands.

Your initial evaluation will be scheduled for one hour. A history will be taken, a thorough evaluation of your arm/hand will be performed, and the results will be reviewed with you. You will also be instructed in a home exercise program, and your future visits, if necessary will be scheduled at this time.

Common Diagnoses

  • Arthritis
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Burns and Skin Grafts
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders
  • Congenital Deformities
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Focal Dystonia
  • Joint Replacements
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Sports Injuries
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Tendon/Artery/Nerve Repairs, Transfers, and Grafts
  • Tendonitis

Specialized Care Services

  • Custom Orthosis/Splint Fabrication
  • Scar Management
  • Joint Protection Techniques and Education
  • Work Station Evaluation and Ergonomic Training
  • Body Mechanics Training - Manual Therapy
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Modalities: Ultrasound, Fluidotherapy, Moist Heat

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Physical Therapy for Orthopedics


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