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Hand Therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which included the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle. It is a merging of occupational therapy and physical therapy theory and practice that combines comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper limb with function and activity. Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in life situations.
Although all ARH Rehabilitation Services provide hand therapy, a Certified Hand Therapist is only at Mary Breckinridge ARH.