What is hand therapy?

Through our specialized outpatient hand therapy program, our team provides hard-working hand therapy that promotes hand function through the use of sophisticated, therapeutic techniques. Because of the pervasive nature of hand injuries, our patients come from all walks of life—from young athletes to long-term arthritis sufferers to accidental burn victims. Our therapists are well-versed in a variety of methods and work to develop a personalized regimen for the unique needs of every patient. With several locations throughout Philadelphia's western suburbs, there's sure to be a Bryn Mawr Rehab hand therapy specialist near you.

What does a hand therapy specialist treat?

Patients are often referred to a hand therapy specialist at Bryn Mawr Rehab for burns, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve injuries, sprains, strains and tendonitis.

A hand therapy specialist can also aid healing and recovery after hand surgery, or if you've had any of the following injuries or diseases:

Our hand therapists bring innovative approaches to each patient's recovery in order to help turn small steps into enormous victories. Some of the hand therapy rehab activities our patients benefit from include:

  • Ergonomic education
  • Exercises to restore range of motion and strength
  • Sensory re-education
  • Simple ball sports
  • Video games
  • Work simulation and workstation assessment

Hand rehabilitation may also include wound care, pain management, dynamic and static custom splinting, serial casting, injury prevention and scar remodeling. Depending on a patient's condition, therapy could take anywhere from just a few days to a long-term commitment.

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One of the first acute rehabilitation hospitals in the country to provide treatment for brain injury, we’re recognized as a leader in the field of concussion treatment and recovery.

Medical Rehabilitation

Combining medical practice with therapeutic rehabilitation, the inpatient medical rehab program supports patients with a wide range of acute or chronic conditions that cause temporary or permanent disability. Our goal is always to help patients regain as much independence as possible.

Assistive Technology Services

Disability and assistive technology combines technological invention with modern medicine, helping people with physical and cognitive disabilities acquire and use devices that help improve mobility and independence.

Lymphedema Management Program

Our lymphedema therapists help you achieve best results early and with continued treatment at outpatient locations in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Even in cases of chronic lymphedema, an active management program can reduce swelling and improve symptoms.

Physical Therapy

Each inpatient and outpatient physical therapy rehab is individually designed and administered by a licensed physical therapist who consistently guides you from that first visit all the way through recovery.

Parkinson's Disease Treatment Program

The frustrating effects of Parkinson Disease can take a toll on a patient’s abilities and self-image. However, a customized therapy plan can help Parkinson patients make significant gains.

Speech Therapy

Our multidisciplinary approach to inpatient and outpatient speech therapy rehab includes expert diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders led by master’s-level, licensed and certified speech pathologists.

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