Hand Therapy | Orthopaedics | Loyola Medicine

Hand Therapy

Multidisciplinary Approach to Improve Recovery after Hand Surgery or Injury

After a hand injury or hand surgery, physical and occupational therapists specializing in hand therapy will help you recover more quickly, restore mobility, prevent reinjury and allow you to return to your daily activities as soon as possible. 

Loyola Medicine’s certified hand occupational therapists are specialized in the treatment of hand and wrist injuries, pain and post-surgical care. Our hand therapists work closely with the orthopaedic surgery team to provide an individualized treatment plan for every patient following hand or wrist surgery. 

Why Choose Loyola for Hand Therapy?

Loyola’s multidisciplinary team of plastic surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons and trauma specialists care for patients needing surgery for hand injuries. Following surgical treatment, Loyola’s certified hand occupational therapists provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to aid in recovery and returning to normal activities. 

In addition to having extensive experience treating acute Level I traumatic hand injuries, Loyola’s hand occupational therapists specialize in hand therapy and are licensed and certified by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. 

What Services Are Available for Hand Therapy?

Loyola’s hand occupational therapy team begins with the evaluation of your loss of function, then offers specialized treatment to advance your recovery. This can include:

  • Desensitization and sensory re-education
  • Design and construction of custom splints
  • Dexterity training
  • Edema control
  • Manual therapy
  • Range-of-motion exercises
  • Scar treatment
  • Tendon gliding
  • Weight training
  • Wound care

Loyola’s return to work program focuses on everything you need to resume normal activities on the job, including:

  • Functional assessment and training
  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • Job-site visits and consultations
  • Tool/workplace adaptations
  • Work simulation
  • Work tolerance