Hand Therapy

Hand Therapy

Hand Therapy

Our physical and occupational therapists with advanced certifications in upper extremities can help you recover from injuries to the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders. They work with patients who may have been affected by an accident or trauma, leaving the patient with injured tendons or nerves, scars, fractures, wounds or even amputation of the finger or hand.

A hand therapist also treats patients who are disabled from the effects of cumulative trauma disorders, such as tennis elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome. Many patients seeking the care of a hand therapist also suffer from chronic problems, such as arthritis or a neurological condition.

Regain strength and mobility and learn how to prevent further injury with the help of a physical or occupational therapist who specializes in treating hand and upper extremity injuries such as:

  • Amputations
  • Brachial plexus neuropathy
  • Burns
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome/release
  • Contractures
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Fractures/repairs
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Joint arthroplasty
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Nerve injuries, repairs, compressions or transpositions
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff injuries/repairs
  • Shoulder separations/subluxations
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon repairs
  • Trigger finger
  • Skier’s or gamekeeper’s thumb

Relief from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Finger Pain, and Wrist Pain

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Physical Therapy Centers offer extensive therapy solutions for patients whose physician or specialist recommends rehabilitation. Therapy for hands can be as varied and complex as the hand itself, so our therapists have advanced skills in hand therapy.

For people suffering from hand pain in DeKalb, LaSalle, or Kane County, we offer comprehensive services, including:

  • Customized treatment programs aimed at improving the patient’s ability to carry out daily activities, and maximize hand functional use
  • Recommendation for home and job environments adaptations
  • Assessment of and treatment of work performance skills
  • Recommendations and training in the use of adaptive equipment to replace loss of function
  • Therapeutic training in isolated exercise and purposeful activities related to the individual’s occupation and daily activities
  • Comprehensive evaluation and treatment following Physician’s protocol

Related Resources

Upper Extremity Rehabilitation: Learn more about hand therapy services offered at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.