Hand Conditions We Treat
Our Hand Therapists at FORM Hand Therapy provide specialized physical therapy and rehabilitation for hand, wrist, and elbow conditions. They are highly trained and experienced Registered, Licensed Occupational Therapists (OTR/L) and Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) who through advanced continuing education, clinical experience and integration of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology, have become proficient in the treatment of pathological upper-quadrant conditions resulting from trauma, disease, or congenital or acquired deformity.
FORM Hand Therapists Provide The Highest Standard of Care
FORM Hand Therapists effectively bridge the gap from medical management of upper extremity conditions to successful recovery, allowing individuals to function normally in their daily lives. Hand therapists provide non-operative interventions, preventative care, and post-surgical rehabilitation for a wide variety of upper extremity disorders, from simple fingertip injuries to complex replanted extremities. Patients with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, or neurologic conditions, such as a stroke, can benefit from therapy through education on joint protection and energy conservation, and with recommendations for adaptive equipment or devices to improve function. Our hand therapists employ a variety of techniques and tools, including activity and exercise programs, custom orthotic fabrication, management of pain and swelling, and wound and scar care.
Our hand therapists provide quality care through individualized therapeutic techniques and modalities to assist you in regaining range of motion, protection of healing structures, and restoring function.
Ultimately, the key component to care and its success is the continuous communication and collaboration with both patients and physicians from evaluation to completion of therapy.
Goals of Hand Therapy
FORM Hand Therapists work closely with patients to ensure that the rehabilitation process promotes healing and enables them to perform meaningful activities in both the clinic and in their daily lives.
This is the ultimate goal of hand therapy, an approach that fosters positive outcomes for clients, including enhancing their satisfaction with the therapy experience and results, maintaining their ability to engage in desired roles within their family and the community, and experiencing a quality of life as they define it.
If you have a question about whether your condition should be treated by one of our hand therapists, call FORM Hand Therapy at (510) 350-3030. If you have recently had surgery to your hand, wrist, or elbow, ask your doctor for a referral to FORM Hand Therapy. You can print a referral form for your doctor to fill out or contact our office for additional information at (510) 350-3030.