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Hand Therapy

What Is Hand Therapy?

Hand therapy is a type of rehabilitation that supports patients with hand or upper extremity conditions or injuries. The treatment uses different techniques to help you regain mobility and function while reducing pain. 

Count on Aligned Orthopedic & Sports Therapy whenever you need hand therapy. We have hand therapists at our clinic to help you recover. 

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Who Can Hand Therapy Help?

Any patient experiencing hand or upper extremity pain or discomfort can benefit from hand therapy. Hand therapy offers techniques that can help musculoskeletal system injuries affecting everything between your shoulders and hands.

Discuss with your therapist if hand therapy is right for you.

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How Does Hand Therapy Work?

Hand therapy strategies differ per patient, but you’ll typically learn joint mobilization exercises and techniques that will help strengthen your hands and improve flexibility. Your hand therapist may start treatment by stretching your fingers and wrists, using small motions to begin strengthening the tissues around your bones. 

Hand therapists can also work with you to help with custom splint fabrication, equipment adaptation and work on energy conservation as well as activity prescription.  

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Benefits of Hand Therapy

While the primary benefit of hand therapy is restoring function and the ability to complete everyday tasks, it also offers other advantages:

  • Improved psychological well-being because patients can feel a sense of normalcy.
  • Increased motivation to continue therapy sessions as patients regain function.
  • Stronger therapist and patient partnership as the patient continues working toward their recovery and goals.

Many of our hand therapists are registered occupational or physical therapists who continue their education to become proficient in treating upper extremity injuries and conditions. Some also received advanced training and education to become certified hand therapists, which requires meeting mandated criteria to keep the specialized credential.

Conditions and Injuries Hand Therapy Treats

Hand therapy treats many conditions and injuries, including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Hand pain
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Trigger finger
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures

Clinics That Provide Hand Therapy

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AOST @OrthoBethesda

10215 Fernwood Road
Suite 303
Bethesda, MD 20817


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AOST @Shady Grove Orthopaedics – Rockville

9601 Blackwell Rd
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850


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Schedule an Appointment Today

Come to Aligned Orthopedic & Sports Therapy for hand therapy whenever you need it. We provide hand therapy for patients in the Bethesda and Rockville areas to give them access to proper treatment. Start hand therapy by calling us at 240-482-2438 or completing our contact form to schedule an appointment today!

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