What We Do in Therapy

Our therapy center treats a wide variety of upper extremity injuries, from the shoulder to the finger. Our center specializes primarily in upper extremity injuries, so we are experts in our approach to each case is based on scientific evidence and experience. Some examples include:

Evaluation:

  • Customized evaluation of your injury
  • Identify your challenges to work through
  • Identify what part of what activity causes you pain
  • Design an individualized treatment program based on your needs
  • Set reasonable goals with you

Treatment:

  • Stretching tight muscles and joints
  • Strengthening weak or inhibited muscles
  • Individualized home programs
  • Wound care
  • Fabricate custom splints and braces from the shoulder to the fingertips
  • Heat using paraffin wax, Fluidotherapy machine, or hot packs to decrease pain or increase range of motion
  • Relearn how to pinch, grab or move an object around in your fingers to improve your dexterity.
  • Train you how to use a prosthesis after you have lost a limb

Other services we offer:

  • A mock kitchen and living area in our therapy department in order to simulate and practice certain daily life skills
  • Whirlpools to cleanse your wounds
  • Measure and calculate impairment ratings
  • Biofeedback to facilitate weak muscles
  • Nerve conduction velocity evaluation with pre-configured electrodes
  • BTE work simulator machine