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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100 Simsbury Road
Avon, CT 06001
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2 Northwestern Drive
Bloomfield, CT 06002
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111 Salem Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
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42 Town Street Suite 400
Norwichtown, CT 06360
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100 Hazard Avenue
Enfield, CT 06082
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406 Farmington Avenue 2nd Floor
Farmington, CT 06032
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330 Western Boulevard
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Surgical Weight Loss Rehab
1559 Sullivan Avenue
South Windsor, CT 06074
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35 Talcottville Road
Vernon, CT 06066
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Conklin Building
80 Seymour Street 6th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
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230 North Main Street
Manchester, CT 06042
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1064 East Main Street
Meriden, CT 06450
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Swallowing Evaluation
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Bishop's Corner
334 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06117
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Head & Neck Cancer Rehabilitation
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Multi-Disciplinary (PT, OT, ST)
Neuro Conditions
Occupational Therapy
Pelvic Health
Physical Therapy
Pilates-Based Rehab
Prosthetic Training
Speech Therapy (adult)
Sports Medicine
Swallowing Evaluation
Vestibular Rehabilitation
1025 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
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The Hospital of Central Connecticut (New Britain General Campus)
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050
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1060 Day Hill Road
Windsor, CT 06095
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The Hospital of Central Connecticut
440 New Britain Avenue
Plainville, CT 06062
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1244 Storrs Road
Storrs, CT 06268
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Family Health Center
5 Founders Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
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85 Seymour Street Suite 604
Hartford, CT 06106
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1012 East Main Street
Torrington, CT 06790
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100 Perkins Farm Drive Suite 201
Mystic, CT 06355
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80 South Main Street Suite LL02
Winsted, CT 06098
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    Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, sports medicine, and health & wellness programs. Our highly skilled staff work with people who have acute illnesses, injuries, and chronic diseases as well as those who are interested in injury prevention and/or personal fitness. We have the resources and expertise to cover the entire spectrum of diagnoses.

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