A hand therapist provides care for patients with a diversity of upper extremity disorders and injuries, from simple fingertip injuries to replanted extremities. Diagnosis include but are not limited to patients with crush injuries; tendon and/or ligament lacerations/repairs; tendinopathies; peripheral nerve disorders; fractures/dislocations; infections; sports related syndromes and many more. Hand therapists also treat patients who suffer from chronic problems which effect upper extremity function such as autoimmune disorders, neurological conditions, pain, diabetes, focal dystonia, congenital anomalies and psychogenic disorders involving the upper quarter.
When you have pain and immobility in the shoulder, elbow or wrist, you need help regaining freedom of movement and freedom from pain. This is where East End Occupational Therapy thrives; we use comprehensive hands-on techniques and proven modalities to treat shoulder, elbow and wrist pain caused by injury, surgery, overuse and other conditions. By combining experienced care with a one-on-one patient focus, we can help achieve better results for you.
We will thoroughly evaluate your health and pain history. This evaluation gives us an understanding of how the pain evolved (you may have had a traumatic injury, a gradual injury or one that just appeared “out of the blue”), what positions make the pain better or worse and what types of daily activities you perform that may contribute to your pain. After we complete this evaluation, we will check your range of motion, flexibility, strength, sensation, posture and other points that may affect your pain experience... and then create a customized treatment program based on our findings.