Therapy is an important part of the recovery process after hand surgery. Hand therapy may also be included as part of treatment for hand health conditions to improve movement and function. Our team helps men and women learn the right approach for improving hands, wrists and elbows movement.
Contact us online today to learn more about recovery after hand surgery. The Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas helps men and women from Austin, Round Rock and throughout Texas restore hand and wrist functionality through hand therapy.
What Is Hand Therapy?
Hand therapy is a very specific form of occupational therapy that focuses on the entire arm from shoulder to fingers. Special exercises and treatments take place the guidance of an occupational therapist. Hand therapy helps patients improve movement through their fingers, hands, wrists and elbows.
Hand therapy can also be part of a nonsurgical approach for certain health conditions such as tennis elbow or wrist sprains. In some cases, conservative treatment that includes hand therapy may be enough to get rid of painful symptoms without surgery.
There are many concerns that can be addressed with hand therapy:
- Increased strength and movement
- Pain management for chronic or acute conditions
- Sensory reeducation after nerve injuries or nerve repair surgery
- Retraining after digital replantation
- Help with getting used to a prosthesis
- Preparing patients for their return to work
- Using splints for support
Often, patients learn exercises they can do on their own at home. This helps promote faster and more effective healing. A well-rounded hand therapy program is designed to support each patient’s specific needs.
Contact us online today to learn more about your options for healing with hand therapy. The Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas helps men and women from Austin, Round Rock and throughout Texas improve their quality of life by minimizing painful symptoms and restoring function with hand therapy.