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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. 

VHC 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

  • Fractures
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Tendon/Artery/Nerve Repairs, Transfers, and Grafts
  • Burns and Skin Grafts
  • Congenital Deformities
  • Arthritis
  • Joint Replacements
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Focal Dystonia
  • Sports Injuries
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Dislocations
  • 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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Contact Info & Hours
  • If you or your family member has suffered an injury or illness that interferes with the ability to move freely and safely, Physical, Speech & Occupational Therapy at Virginia Hospital Center may help. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 703.558.6507.
  • Please note that your physician's written order is required to use our services, and an additional authorization (referral) from your insurance company may be needed. Department hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (6:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays).

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