Hand Therapy

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Hand therapy is guided by a skilled occupational therapist or physical therapist who specializes in hand and upper extremity therapy.

Hand Therapy BannerThe hand therapist works with patients and hand surgeons to establish customized treatment plans to address upper extremity problems. Therapy that may start within days of surgery or injury through the patient’s return to work and/or functional lifestyle.

The Certified Hand Therapy Program

Common diagnoses managed by hand therapists include:

  • Arthritis
  • Thermal Injuries
  • Crush Injuries
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Amputations
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Sprains or Strains
  • Nerve Injury or Compression
  • Fractures

Postoperative Rehabilitation

  • Manage Open or Sutured Wounds (Prevent Infection and Assist Healing)
  • Control of Hypertrophic or Hypersensitive Scars
  • Reduce Swelling
  • Custom Orthosis Fabrication
  • Implementation of Clinical Protocols

Preventive, Non-operative or Conservative Treatment

  • Manage acute or chronic pain.
  • Desensitize following nerve injury or trauma.
  • Sensory re-education after nerve injury.
  • Design and implement exercise programs to increase motion, dexterity, strength.
  • Splint fabrication for prevention or corrections of injury.
  • Train in daily life skills through adapted methods and equipment.
  • Condition prior to returning to work.

Industry Consultation

Hand therapists consult with various industries establishing preventive programs for workers with cumulative trauma disorders.

References: American Society of Hand Therapists, www.asht.org; Hand Therapy Certification Commission, www.htcc.org.

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Therapy Options

Arthritis Management

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network collaborates with rheumatologists to provide individualized rehabilitation to persons with arthritis so they can manage their physical symptoms.

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Physician Prescription Required

Early morning and evening appointments available

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Rehab – Town Street, Norwichtown

42 Town Street Suite 400
Norwichtown, CT 06360
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Rehab – Farmington Avenue, Farmington

406 Farmington Avenue 2nd Floor
Farmington, CT 06032
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Rehab – Western Boulevard, Glastonbury

330 Western Boulevard
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Rehab – Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor

1559 Sullivan Avenue
South Windsor, CT 06074
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Rehab – Seymour Street, Hartford

Conklin Building
80 Seymour Street 6th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
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Rehab – North Main Street, Manchester

230 North Main Street
Manchester, CT 06042
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Rehab – South Main Street, West Hartford

445 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06110
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Rehab – East Main Street, Meriden

1064 East Main Street
Meriden, CT 06450
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Rehab – North Main Street, West Hartford

Bishop's Corner
334 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06117
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Rehab – Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield

1025 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
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Rehab – Grand Street, New Britain

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (New Britain General Campus)
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050
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Rehab – New Britain Avenue, Plainville

The Hospital of Central Connecticut
440 New Britain Avenue
Plainville, CT 06062
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Rehab – Founders Street, Willimantic

Family Health Center
5 Founders Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
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Rehab – Seymour Street, Hartford

Outpatient Rehab Clinic
85 Seymour Street Suite 604
Hartford, CT 06106
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Rehab – East Main Street, Torrington

Sky Top
1012 East Main Street
Torrington, CT 06790
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Rehab – Perkins Farm Drive, Mystic

100 Perkins Farm Drive Suite 201
Mystic, CT 06355
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Rehab – South Main Street, Winsted

80 South Main Street Suite LL02
Winsted, CT 06098
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