Hand & Wrist

Rehabilitation programs for patients who want to maximize function, minimize pain and achieve truly great results.

Your hand is a complex mechanical system of muscles, tendons and nerves anchored to 27 bones and 15 joints. It's a structure of incredible mobility and function. Injuries to your hand can be life-changing. Our expert care provides patients with the potential for maximum recovery.

NOVA Hand Therapy Center offers expert rehabilitative care for 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 to get you back in the game, our therapists provide unparalleled care.

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, we 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 our therapist for monitoring and adjusting the home program.

Categories of Hand & Wrist Injuries

  • Acute hand injuries like fractures and sprains
  • Lacerations requiring stitches or microsurgery
  • Tendon inflammation (tendonitis)
  • Arthritis and arthritic joint pain (osteoarthritis)
  • Nerve compression (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
  • Congenital problems, growths or tumors (like Dupuytren’s disease)
  • Reconstruction of old injuries

Specific Hand & Wrist Conditions / Injuries

  • Arthritis
  • Baseball Finger
  • Basilar Joint Arthritis (Thumb)
  • Buckle Fractures
  • Carpal Instability
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Crush Injury
  • Cysts & Tumors
  • DeQuervain's Tendinitis
  • Dislocations
  • Distal Radial Ulnar Joint Injury (DRUJ)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Extensor Tendon Injuries
  • Flexor Tendon Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Guyon's Canal Syndrome (Ulnar Nerve Entrapment)
  • Ligament Sprains / Strains / Tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tear (TFCC)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Sprain / Strain