Shoulders

We treat shoulder damage, pain and mobility problems. From trauma rehabilitation to therapy for chronic conditions to sports therapy, Northern Virginia Hand Therapy Center's team of professionals can help.

Northern Virginia Hand Therapy Center offer expert rehabilitative care for the elbow, hand, finger and wrist injuries of all types. Rehabilitation is critical to complete healing from hand injuries and surgical procedures. Whether you are looking to improve mobility and flexibility as you age, address chronic pain from work or are rehabbing a sports injury, our team of specialists will get you back in the game.

Traumatic Injury and Post-Operative Therapy

For traumas and after-surgery care, we traditionally focus on the reduction of swelling, promotion of wound healing, gentle and gradual movement. Frequently a custom fabricated splint is made to provide protection of the injured part. Therapy is progressed according to specific guidelines to include exercises and techniques to allow return to the highest level of function possible in work, home and leisure activities. If required, the therapist can evaluate the work site and make recommendations related to the equipment or work tasks involved.

Chronic Ailments, Disease Management and Prevention

For chronic or acquired conditions, the emphasis is placed on symptom management, function, prevention and activity modification. When the condition results in a limited use of the hand or arm, our therapists can design equipment and splints to improve these limitations. Throughout the therapy process, home exercises and treatment techniques are included so that eventually, a home therapy program can be carried out with occasional visits to the therapist for monitoring and adjusting the home program.

Some of the shoulder injuries we treat include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bicep Tendonitis
  • Bicep Tendon Ruptures
  • Cartilage (Labral) Tears
  • Dislocation
Fractures
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Ligament Sprains / Strains / Tears
  • Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Instability