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Hand Therapy Program

Northwest Hospital's Hand Therapy Program focuses on restoring function and reducing pain caused by many common conditions, including:

  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Tendon and nerve damage
  • Arthritis and inflammatory disorders
  • Spasticity and weakness from stroke or other neurologic issues
Patients receive an assessment by a licensed occupational therapist or certified hand therapist to identify any upper extremity problems. Based on this assessment, a variety of treatments are available to help patients recover and prevent future injuries. They include:
  • Custom splinting and orthotics
  • Pain management
  • Wound and scar care
  • Edema (swelling) control
  • Adaptive techniques and equipment for work and daily activities
  • Desensitization and sensory re-education
  • Exercise to increase motion, dexterity and strength
  • Training in energy conservation, ergonomic principles, posture and body mechanics
  • Patient education and individualized home-based programs
Northwest Hospital's therapists work closely with the patient's primary care physician to provide seamless care.
  • A physician's referral is required for participation in the program. Call 206.368.1838 for more information.


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