What is hand therapy?
Hand therapy is a non-operative process that aims to restore normal functioning and strength of the hand, wrist, and forearm. It is an effective intervention for individuals recovering from injury, illness, or surgery.
What are the benefits of hand therapy?
Hand therapy can help improve range of motion and strengthen the affected area. Hand exercises are used to improve mobility and strength of the hand, which in turn improves functional ability. Hand therapy can also help reduce pain and swelling.
What can I expect from the Spectrum Orthopaedics team if I choose hand therapy?
The Spectrum Orthopaedics Hand Therapy Team is focused on rehabilitation of the hand, wrist, fingers, and elbow. They work closely with our orthopedic surgeons to assist in giving patients the very best possible outcomes and restoration of hand function. Therapy may include exercises and manipulation for stretching, joint mobilization, scar management, and support or advice about home care and activity for the hand. Hand therapy services are available in Brunswick, Portland, and Windham.