what is hand therapy

What is Hand Therapy?

About LB Hand Therapy

What is Hand Therapy?

Before you can understand what LB Hand Therapy can do for you, it’s important to ask, “what is hand therapy?”.

The Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC), answers the question “What is hand therapy?” with the “art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder girdle.”

Each certified hand therapist applies that definition a little differently. At LB Hand Therapy, we focus on personalized, integrative, and high-quality treatment that promotes the healing of injuries and boosts self-esteem.

Facts About LB Hand Therapy

Here are a few facts that provide a snapshot of our Maryland hand therapy practice:

Occupational Therapy vs. Physical Therapy

A certified hand therapist can be either a licensed Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist. Occupational therapy puts more emphasis 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.

Physical therapy is designed to help increase flexibility and range of motion while reducing pain associated with an injury. As compared with occupational therapy, physical therapy focuses on diagnosing movement dysfunctions and treating the injured tissues and structures. Hand therapy uses physical therapy techniques to improve overall functionality and well-being.

Learn More About the LB Hand Difference

Visit the pages below to learn more about the people and philosophy behind LB Hand Therapy.

Read our Philosophy
Meet the Team 

How to Become a Patient

If you are interested in becoming a patient, please visit our Where to Begin page. You can also find answers to common hand therapy questions, including the question “What is hand therapy?”, on our FAQs page.