To get the most out of your hand therapy appointment, choose a general time of day that you do your best. For example, if you’re not a morning person, don’t schedule your appointment for 7:00 A.M. If you are at your best after lunchtime, try to get an appointment within that time frame. A good, alert state of mind can really help the healing process along.
Secondly, you must invest time in your treatment. Taking personal responsibility for your therapy is a huge indicator of how you will progress. Completing your home exercises as directed will directly affect your success.
Talk candidly with your therapist about your needs from therapy. Express your concerns. Your hand therapist wants to see you progress. Setting goals together will help you both stay on track. Always have an open mind. Your hand therapist may suggest changes to help you improve functionally.
Have you sustained an injury between or including your shoulder and fingertips? Do you suspect that your workplace environment is causing you pain? If so, you could be a candidate for hand therapy services at LB Hand Therapy in Maryland. Visit our Where to Begin page to become a patient.