At Cherry Creek Wellness, we see a lot of patients from the Denver-metro area who, relieved from their most recent treatment, wonder why they hadn’t heard of hand therapy before they found us. What is a hand therapist, and how can hand therapy help you? Hand therapy is physical therapy that focuses on conditions affecting the hands and upper extremity.
At Cherry Creek Wellness, our team of qualified hand therapists can evaluate and treat any problem related to your hands. In fact, our highly experienced staff can effectively treat and rehabilitate patients across a wide spectrum of hand therapy needs: post-operative rehabilitation, preventative, non-operative or conservative treatment and even consultation. The therapist works closely with the physician and patient to provide a continuum of care. With hand therapy treatment as well as all the treatments available here at Cherry Creek Wellness, our goal is always concentrated on the patient’s return to work and a productive lifestyle.
Hand therapists are occupational therapists whom have graduated from an accredited OT program, passed a national registration exam and are licensed to practice. Hand therapists may also be physical therapist who have graduated from a PT accredited program, passed a national registration exam who are licensed to practice. As dictated by Colorado state law, hand therapists must renew their credential every five years through continued education and participation in hand therapy to continue using the CHT designation.
Hand therapy is a type of rehabilitation performed by an occupational or physical therapist on patients with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities. When you become a patient at Cherry Creek Wellness, you can do so with the confidence of knowing that our handy therapy services are performed by a provider with a high degree of specialization and advanced certification.
Our team of hardworking, amicable and knowledgable hand therapists use manual therapy or soft tissue mobilization, hand exercises, custom splinting, retraining, and stretching to regain comfort and function for the hand. They also offer patients recommendations on how to engage in daily activities with limited hand abilities, helping to hasten your return to a productive lifestyle.
How do you know if you need hand therapy? Patients who seek hand therapy at Cherry Creek Wellness may have been affected by an accident or trauma leaving them with wounds, scars, burns, injured tendons or nerves, fractures, or even amputations of the fingers, hands or arms. Others include patients who suffer from the effects of conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow, and chronic problems such as arthritis or a neurologic condition.
Hand Therapy for Arthritis in Colorado
Do you suffer from arthritis in your hands? Arthritis and joint pain affects millions of people around the world. In the U.S. alone, more than 52.5 million adults report having doctor-diagnosed arthritis, and it is estimated that by the year 2040, about 78 million adults will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. At Cherry Creek Wellness, we’re proud to be able to help this segment of the community live as active, productive and healthy a life as possible, with out the use of harsh medication. We understand that people can’t or don’t want to use medication to relieve the often debilitating pain caused by arthritis, and studies have found that a hands-on approach can naturally relieve arthritis pain symptoms.
Most hand therapy regimens concentrate on preventative, non-operative or conservative treatment, management of acute or chronic pain, desensitization following severe nerve injury or trauma as well as sensory re-education after nerve injury.
Additional treatments offered by hand therapists at Cherry Creek Wellness focus on the
Design and implementation of home exercise programs to increase motion, dexterity, and/or strength as well as strength and conditioning plans for prior to returning to work
When you visit Cherry Creek Wellness, you can do so with the confidence of knowing that tour our personalized and individualized hand therapy treatment programs effectively and efficiently —that’s why we’ve been greater-Colorado’s most trusted hand therapy
resource for years. Contact Cherry Creek Wellness at (303) 333-3493 today to see if you’re a candidate for hand therapy and to learn how a series of treatments can help you recover from injury and better enjoy your everyday life.