Treating hand injuries

What should you do for treating hand injuries? As we begin playing outside we often see injuries with broken fingers and hands. If you sustain an injury and you are not sure how bad it is, start with RICE. RICE is an acronymic word meaning: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. REST Rest can also be
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How To Pick A Chair For Your Home Office

First, realize that the chair is the most adjustable part of the desk set up. Usually the height of the desk is somewhat fixed. For this reason it is very important to select a good chair, that can be adjusted to your specific body type, and home office setup. What Are Your Goals When Selecting
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The Importance of Gardening Gloves

The Importance of Gardening Gloves is something we stress greatly at LB Hand Therapy. As a result of the weather getting warmer, many people are getting outside in their gardens, an activity that can be very hard on your skin.  The dirt  can be very drying to your hands. Dry skin scratches easily, and incidentally
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Brene Brown’s TED Talk on The Power of Vulnerability

What makes us vulnerable, makes us beautiful. Brene Brown spent 10 years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. Her TED Talk on vulnerability has been viewed more than 27 million times. Her work poses the question: How do we learn to embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections so that we can engage in our lives from
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A New Year’s Resolution To Stop Doing “Crazy”

Three years ago, I began a journey that started with a New Year’s Resolution to stop doing “Crazy”.  For me, “Crazy” meant working so hard at Christmas that I was worn out and exhausted so everyone else could have a good time.  Being a caregiver to my dad and giving so much I didn’t have
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Get to Know Julie Williford

  Julie graduated with a B.S. in Molecular Biology from Grove City College in 2011. She spent the next year working in a large rehabilitation clinic working directly with OTs, PTs, and two CHTs. It was here her love of hand therapy began forming. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with her Master of
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Get to Know Laura McCarthy

  Laura McCarthy, founder of LBHT and LBHT+, holds a BS in Occupational Therapy, and Hand Therapy Certification. Since 1991 she has practiced as a Hand Therapist, working at University of Maryland Hospital and Maryland Shock Trauma, Mount Washington Pediatrics Hospital, John Swift Physical Therapy, and Mercy Medical Center before opening LBHT in 1994, followed
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Numbness or Tingling in Your Pinky? Could it be Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?

What is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome? Continuing on with our nerve theme, this week we’re here to tell you all about cubital tunnel syndrome. In cubital tunnel syndrome, the ulnar nerve is impinged or compressed somewhere along its length and can cause nerve symptoms in your hand. Occasionally you will hear this referred to as ulnar
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