People value the use of their hands and any loss of function through injury, disease, or accident may have a devastating effect on their lives. Anyone with an injury wants the very best of treatment to assure maximal recovery. Those who are seen at UOC for Certified Hand Therapy can be assured that they are being treated by a therapist who remains current in the latest therapeutic techniques and have committed themselves to maintain the highest standard of care for the hand, wrist and elbow.
Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the fingers, thumb, hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow. Hand therapy is a merging of occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) theory and practice that combines comprehensive knowledge of the body function and activity. Using specialized skills in assessment and treatment, hand therapists promote the goals of prevention of dysfunction, restoration of function, and /or reversal of the progression of pathology in order to enhance participation in life situations for individuals with hand and wrist disease or injury.