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Hand Therapy

At the UK HealthCare Hand Center, you can count on a complete spectrum of services to treat chronic conditions and serious injuries affecting your elbow, wrist and hands. Our team of occupational therapists are certified in hand therapy and are a critical part of the process. Together with your clinician, we will design a program tailored to meet your unique needs so you can get back to the activities of life.

  • What We Do

    From the time you step into the UK HealthCare Hand Center, you can count on excellent care, from registration to X-ray to the referral for hand therapy and treatment. Our occupational therapists are specially trained to address the complete spectrum of conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities, including:

    • Amputations
    • Arm and hand fractures
    • Burns
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Lacerations
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Surgical repairs of nerves and tendons
    • Tendonitis

    Our occupational therapists work closely with our UK HealthCare Hand Center specialists, including fellowship-trained multidisciplinary hand surgeons, orthopaedic sports medicine doctors, rheumatologists and physical medicine doctors. This collaboration positions us to provide you with a robust set of solutions to address your needs every step of the way.

    Our hand therapists offer treatment at several key points of your rehabilitation, providing conservative and nonoperative guidance, postoperative support, preventive strategies and consultations with a clinician when appropriate. By providing you with one-on-one, in-clinic guidance and exercises as well as accommodations you can apply at home, our goal is to return you to the activities of your daily life in a productive and pain-free manner. We also utilize the Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment (BTE) work simulator to evaluate when you can safely perform the essential job functions required to return to work.

  • Why Choose UK HealthCare for Hand Therapy?

    The team of surgeons and therapists at our state-of-the-art facility are dedicated to providing an excellent patient experience. Our goal is to set the gold standard in hand care as we work toward becoming a center of excellence for patients from across the state. By working with one of our hand therapists, you can count on:

    • Accurate assessment of your condition
    • Effective treatment and faster recovery
    • Enhanced outcomes and improved quality of life
  • Hand Therapy Protocols

    The UK HealthCare Hand Center team of physicians and therapists has worked to provide therapy protocols as a resource to assist with patient outcomes. All patients are unique and require specialized care.

    These guidelines are meant to help other therapists safely treat the conditions listed. We encourage you to call one of the therapists at the UK HealthCare Hand Center or contact the referring physician with specific questions concerning patients and their unique needs.

    Download Hand Rehabilitation Protocols (PDF, 287 KB)