Hand Therapy

Restoring the use of your hands.

Grasping a pen, buttoning a shirt and preparing a meal are everyday tasks we take for granted until an injury or illness prevents normal use of our hands.  

The hand therapy team at Mary Free Bed helps patients of all ages who are experiencing functional limitations anywhere from the shoulder to the fingers, because of an injury or overuse or a diagnosis of: 

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 
  • Cubital Tunnel 
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis 
  • Trigger Finger/Thumb 
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis 
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Tendon injuries 
  • Nerve injuries 
  • Elbow, forearm, wrist and hand fractures 
  • Amputations. 

A physician referral is necessary to receive our hand therapy services. 

Treatment may make sense if you’ve sustained an injury to the bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, arteries, veins or skin of your arm. Our goal is to return you to normal activities of daily living. 


Comprehensive services 

The Mary Free Bed team includes occupational therapists certified in hand therapy and experienced occupational therapy assistants. Our team will communicate closely with you, with each other and with your physician to ensure best practices, individualized care and maximum gains.  

We’ll develop a goal-oriented treatment plan to help you restore function and independence for each patient. This plan will incorporate a variety of treatment methods to address pain, impaired function, decreased range of motion, weakness, scarring, edema, wounds, hypersensitivity, decreased sensation/neuropathy or muscle spasms. 

Your hand therapy team may recommend and implement a variety of treatment options, including: 

  • Custom orthosis fabrication 
  • Manual therapy 
  • Therapeutic exercises and activities 
  • Activity modification 
  • Joint protection 
  • Mobilization 
  • Body mechanics 
  • Ergonomics 
  • Adaptive equipment 
  • Electrical stimulation 
  • Hot and cold thermal therapies 
  • Ultrasound 
  • Wound care 
  • Fluidotherapy 
  • Scar management 
  • Patient education 
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