Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy

 St. Francis offers comprehensive treatments for:

  • Arthritic conditions
  • Work related injuries
  • Bone, tendon and nerve injuries
  • Any other deficits affecting the hand, upper extremities, or shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome/release
  • Fractures and work-related injuries to the upper extremity
  • Burns
  • Sports injuries
  • Repetitive stress syndrome
  • Extensor tendon injuries/surgery
  • Flexor tendon injuries/surgery

Therapy options include:

  • Instruction in edema control techniques
  • Wound care
  • Scar remodeling
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Activities of daily living
  • Joint preservation
  • Energy conservation
  • Range of motion and strengthening exercises
  • Custom splinting, to assist with rest or protection of involved joints and tendons is provided when indicated.

Therapy is provided by physical and occupational therapists. Simulated work tasks and functional activities are also incorporated into the treatment program. For more information, call 864-255-1076.