hand therapy

Hand Therapy

A Unique Approach to Hand Therapy

LB Hand Therapy is known for our personalized, integrative, and high-quality approach to hand therapy. Our goal is to promote patients’ physical healing and boost their self-esteem as we help them regain a positive outlook on life post-injury.

 

Body Parts We Treat

Our hand therapist provides hand therapy to treat various body parts from the fingertips to the shoulder. Here is a sample of the types of injuries we treat for patients in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, and beyond:

  • Finger injuries
  • Thumb injuries
  • Hand injuries
  • Wrist injuries
  • Shoulder injuries

Please note that we do NOT treat head or neck injuries.

 

Common Conditions

Our therapists have experience treating a variety of injuries and conditions. Here is a sample of some of the most common injuries we treat:

  • Carpal tunnel
  • Nerve impingement
  • Tendon lacerations
  • Tendinitis
  • Thumb arthritis
  • Wrist fractures
  • And more


Hand Therapy Treatments

To help our patients live healthier, positive lives, we diagnose movement disorders while focusing on functional activities. Your hand therapist will choose the most appropriate hand therapy treatment for your injury. We offer the following hand therapy treatments:

 

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy focuses on assessing and improving a patient’s functional abilities. The goal of occupational therapy is to help patients regain their independence and ability to continue daily activities after an injury.

 

Hand Therapy and Exercise

Hand therapy exercises are designed to help increase flexibility and reduce pain associated with tendinitis, fractures, joint replacements, and more. Hand therapy focuses on diagnosing movement dysfunctions and treating the injured tissues and structures.

 

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy requires hands-on treatment that can involve the mobilization or massage of your muscles to help reduce pain and disability.

 

Joint Mobilization

Joint mobilization is a kind of manual therapy in which your therapist moves certain joints at varying intensities and in specific directions to help you regain mobility.

 

Wound Care/Scar Management

Wound care and scar management services often incorporate whirlpool treatment, dressing changes, compressive garments, exercise, and bracing/splinting.

 

Orthoses Fabrication/Joint Protection

Orthoses fabrication uses custom braces, splints, and orthotic designs to protect your joints and allow you to resume your favorite physical activities.

 

Body Mechanics

Body mechanics helps you practice correct body positioning to reduce pain and the chances of injury during repetitive activities.

 

Modalities

Electrical modalities and ultrasound help our hand therapist treat your injury, reduce pain you are experiencing, and improve wound healing, scar mobilization, and the appearance of your injury.

 

What to Expect

LB Hand Therapy patients first receive an in-office consultation during which our hand therapist evaluates their injuries and develops a customized treatment plan.

Most patients experience a full recovery, often allowing them to resume their favorite hobbies and athletic activities within months.

Each patient’s prognosis varies depending on the extent of the injury. Please visit our Results page to learn more about our past patients’ hand therapy outcomes.

 

Telemedicine Opportunity

Qualifying hand therapy patients have the opportunity to incorporate telemedicine into their treatment. Telemedicine involves the transfer of medical information and advice from healthcare provider to patient via a telephone or computer connection.

Some hand therapy appointments delivered via telemedicine are just as effective as those delivered in-office. Often, telemedicine makes appointments more convenient for patients, allowing them to complete their treatment in a shorter period of time.

To learn more about hand therapy via telemedicine, please visit our Telemedicine page. If you have further questions, please visit our FAQ page.


How to Get Started

If you are interested in becoming a hand therapy patient, please visit our Where to Begin page.