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Your physician may refer you for hand therapy if your hand, wrist, elbow or forearm have been affected by an injury, surgery or disease. Hand therapists can help you regain function and motion so you can return to your normal daily activities.

The certified hand therapists with the UF Health Occupational Therapy team in Jacksonville will provide you with excellent, comprehensive care. Their areas of expertise include functional assessments, rehabilitation after surgery and therapeutic treatments. They will work closely with your surgeon or physician to create an individualized treatment program that meets your unique needs and helps you achieve your goals.

Hand Therapy: Conditions we treat

Our hand therapy program specialists treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Fracture healing
  • Hand stiffness
  • Joint deformity or joint dislocations
  • Ligament injury
  • Nerve and tendon repair
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Tendon transfers
  • Tendonitis

Hand Therapy: Treatments we provide

Your hand therapist will likely work on exercises to increase your strength and range of motion and prepare a personalized program of exercises for you to continue at home. Here are a few of the other treatment options we provide:

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Custom splinting
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Pain management.
  • Postoperative management
  • Serial casting

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