Hand & Wrist

Hand Rehabilitation

A Program for Every Injury

Whether you are recovering from surgery or you have a work injury that limits the use of your hands, our Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Program can help you regain your range of motion.

Working directly with you, our physicians at UR Medicine's Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and with doctors throughout the community, our Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Team—all of whom are Certified Hand Therapists—can address the issues created by repetitive motion, work injuries, auto related injuries, and chronic pain disorders.

Our services go well beyond physical therapy and pain relief. Our team collaborates with your family, your insurance company, and even your employer to change your environment and your lifestyle to free you from pain in your hands and arms. Find out more about our Specialty Programs for people in professions that generate hand and arm injuries.

We provide you with feedback you can use, in progress notes, written evaluations, and discharge summaries that help you maintain good habits to protect your hands.

We begin with a full patient evaluation to understand your injury or condition, and the factors in your environment that may contribute to your pain. With this information, we develop a therapy and care plan that may include any of the following:

  • Dexterity Training
  • Edema (Swelling) Management
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Individualized Therapeutic Exercises
  • Injury Management and Prevention
  • Joint Protection Education
  • Onsite Ergonomic Evaluation
  • Orthotic Fabrication and Training
  • Pain Control
  • Prosthetic Training
  • Scar Management
  • Sensibility Re-education
  • Strengthening
  • Training in Activities of Daily Living
  • Work Conditioning/Job Simulation

Medicine of the Highest Order