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Hand Therapy Center

The Hand Therapy Center comprises the Certified Hand Therapists at the Hand Center of Louisiana, who offer important therapeutic treatment programs for patients at our facility, including those who have undergone surgery or are pursuing non-surgical treatment plans.


What is Physical Therapy for Hands?

The Certified Hand Therapists at the Hand Therapy Center can provide therapeutic modalities to treat your hand injury or disease as a possibility to avoid hand surgery.

We also provide the therapeutic rehabilitation necessary to complete full treatment if hand surgery is prescribed for your condition. For both post-surgical rehab and non-surgical rehab, our therapist team possesses a high degree of specialization in therapeutic treatments and advanced training for the forearm, wrist, hand, elbow, and shoulder. Our licensed Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) treat each patient with professionalism and respect to help them recuperate quickly and help recover full use of their forearm, wrist, hand, elbow, and shoulder. Therapists work closely with the surgeons at Hand Center of Louisiana to monitor the effectiveness and results of treatment to make sure all steps are taken to return you to a productive lifestyle.

Reasons For Physical Therapy and Pain Management

From chronic conditions to acute injuries, many factors may result in the need for hand therapy. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand defines hand therapy as a type of rehabilitation performed by an occupational or physical therapist on patients with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities.

Hand therapy may be needed due to:

Physical Therapy and Wellness Services Hand Therapy Center Provides:

The services and treatment programs offered at the Hand Therapy Center vary on a case-by-case basis. The services offered may include the following:

  • Preventative, non-operative treatment
  • Wound management
  • Pain management (hand pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain, finger pain)
  • Scar management
  • Desensitization following nerve injury
  • Sensory re-education after nerve injury
  • Development of home exercise programs
  • Splint fabrication
  • Training for daily living activities
  • Conditioning prior to returning to work


Our Certified Hand Therapists

Our Hand Therapy Center team possesses a high degree of specialization in therapeutic treatments of the forearm, wrist, hand, elbow, and shoulder. Our certified hand therapists (CHT) maintain the highest certification in hand therapy. Before earning this credential, each CHT must pass a rigorous certification exam and work extensively in the treatment of hand and upper extremity disorders.

Our CHTs work closely with our orthopaedic surgeons at Hand Surgical Associates to develop an individualized therapy program for every patient. With the Hand Therapy Center and Hand Surgical Associates located at our New Orleans, LA facility, we ensure that our patients experience a seamless continuum of care.

Your Hand Therapy Center therapist will provide quality treatment for your forearm, wrist, hand, elbow, or shoulder. Whether you have a minor injury or a severe trauma, we are here throughout your condition to help you heal and quickly return to productive lifestyles.

  • 5 star review  Dr George is AMAZING!!!! He has been treating my husband for years, and is the most caring, empathetic physician I have ever met, and I am a nurse and have met and worked with 100's of doctors!! The staff are also very attentive and caring!!! If you need a hand specialist... Look NO further!! This group is top notch, especially DR. GEORGE!!!! LOVE HIM!!!

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    5 star review  Dr. George is the best physician I have ever been to, He is the best in the south. He saved my hand when other doctors wanted to cut it off. The office people are very courteous; keep up the good work!

    thumb Lou Anne Corke

    5 star review  I broke my wrist which later required surgery. From the first visit with Dr. George I was extremely impressed with him and the rest of the staff. Everyone was so friendly and helped me through the entire process from surgery to therapy. I can't thank them enough for helping me recover and be so patient and kind. THANK YOU!

    thumb Abigail Heart
  • 5 star review  I've had to come to Hand Center of Louisiana several times. Each time the staff got me in as quick as possible to see the doctor and they were extremely polite. Everything about this office is efficient and professional.

    thumb Jessica Lablaire

    5 star review  Was able to get appointment quickly, front desk and check in for new patient was very easy. Wait time was minimal. Everything was explained by doctor.

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    5 star review  Dr. George is worth waiting for. He is very easy to talk to and he explains issues well.

    thumb Cheryl Temes Ledbetter
  • 5 star review  They are all excellent professionals. I had a broken wrist and with their hard work they gave me a new hand. Thanks for your great work.✋

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    5 star review  The Doctor and staff at Hand Center of Louisiana are amazing at what they do. I am so glad I chose them to repair my hand after my accident. They helped me tremendously with my hand repair, and I could not be more grateful. Thank you again and again!

    thumb Lisa Dixon

    5 star review  I have seen Dr. George for several years for my arthritic hands. He is a brilliant surgeon who discussed all available treatment options with me. Dr. George is also the nicest doctor you may ever meet. The office offers a relaxing ambience and staff addresses all care needs. I had surgery 2 months ago and the team at the therapy center got me back to full range of motion and strength. Happy me!

    thumb Donna Doolen
  • 5 star review  The doctors and staff at the Hand Center of Louisiana provided with exemplary treatment and care during each of my visits. During each visit they take their time and make sure your questions and concerns are tall taken care of.

    thumb Todd Morgan

Request an Appointment

If you are a current patient of the Hand Center of Louisiana, or if you are experiencing a hand or upper extremity issue needing medical attention, we encourage you to contact us. Our highly trained orthopaedic surgeons will evaluate your condition to determine the best treatment plan for you, which may include hand therapy. Once recommended by our physicians, our certified hand therapists can develop an individual physical therapy program tailored to your specific needs. Use the contact form below to schedule your appointment today!