Hand Therapy

The TOCA Upper Extremity and Hand Physical Therapists of Arizona (Certified Hand Therapists) provide services that improve function, increase motion, relieve pain, increase independence in activities of daily living, increase strength and dexterity for return to home, sports or work.

TOCA’s Hand Therapists work with people of all ages to address a variety of injuries or conditions.

Their areas of expertise involve evaluation, treatment and custom splinting of the shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand and fingers.

Hand Therapy is a type of rehabilitation performed by an occupational or physical therapist on patients with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities. Such therapy is performed by a provider with a high degree of specialization that requires continuing education, and often advanced certification. It’s always a hand therapist’s goal to help patients return to productive lives.

Who is a candidate for hand therapy?

Patients who are candidates for hand physical therapy may have been affected by an accident or trauma leaving them with wounds, scars, burns, injured tendons or nerves, fractures, or even amputations of the fingers, hands, or arms. Others include patients who suffer from the effects of conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow, as well as from such chronic problems as arthritis or a neurological condition (i.e. stroke).

What does hand therapy provide?

  • Non-operative treatment
  • Management of acute pain
  • Management of chronic pain
  • Sensory re-education
  • Splint fabrication
  • Increase in motion and strength
  • Post surgical treatment
  • Treatment of work injuries
  • Arthritis education and support
  • Carpal tunnel education and treatment

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