Hand Physical Therapy NJ
Hands are an essential part of the body that many of us rely on for work, performing daily tasks, and living a comfortable quality of life. After suffering an injury to your hand, it is important to have the right team behind you to get back full function.
The team at Pro Staff Physical Therapy in NJ is experts in the management of hand related injuries. We treat a wide variety of hand injuries from sprains to custom orthotics. We strive to help all our patients get back full hand function as quickly as possible.
What Causes Hand Injuries?
Injuries to the hand can happen for several reasons. Sometimes it may be due to a specific accident or trauma. Other times it may be due to a genetic condition or disease. No matter what caused the injury it is important to make sure to start treating any symptoms you may be having right away.
Since we use our hands for all aspects of life and work it can be difficult to find ways to continue to function the way you want to while rehabbing your hand. This is where physical therapy and occupational therapy are essential to getting full use out of your hand.
Strength, mobility, and pain control are the center of making sure you are healing one of the most important parts of your body. We understand how important it is to use your body the way you want to.
Hand Conditions Treated by Physical Therapy
- Biceps Tendinitis
- Biceps Tendon Rupture
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Compartment Syndrome
- De Quervain’s Tendinitis
- Elbow Bursitis
- Elbow Fracture
- Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
- Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury
- Wrist Fracture
- Wrist Tendinitis
How to Treat Hand Injuries with Physical Therapy
Hand injuries are first treated by assessing what tissue is involved and what symptoms you are having. Once your physical therapist comes up with a treatment plan the first step is usually reducing the swelling and allowing the tissue to heal. This can be improved through manual therapy, compression, and other treatments provided by your physical therapist.
Once the initial healing has taken place it will be important to regain your hands’ mobility and strength. This will involve specific exercises designed to challenge all the muscles that support your hand’s function and dexterity.
All of our services are completed to improve one’s ROM, strength, fine motor skills, sensation, and overall function. Our occupational and physical therapist’s pair each client’s treatment with education, activity modifications, joint protection techniques, ergonomics, adaptive equipment (AE), and individualized home exercise programs (HEP) to accelerate one’s function and outcomes.
Your team will also help you practice specific skills related to your movement needs and goals. This may involve fine motor or grip strength tasks to ensure that your hand is fully healed.
Get Started Today
The Pro Staff Physical Therapy team has two great locations in Montclair and Nutley, NJ, that offer certified hand therapy. Our skilled hand therapists will make sure you get the best care possible and understand your injury.
We hope to meet you wherever you are in your journey to recovery. So don’t wait any longer; contact one of our locations today and get started!