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Hand Therapy Center

Physical therapy is often associated with legs, knees, or ankles following injuries or surgical procedures — however, our upper extremities often need that same care and attention.

At the Hand Therapy Center, our certified hand therapists offer important therapeutic treatment programs for patients at our facility, including those who have undergone surgery or are pursuing non-surgical treatment plans. Together, we can help you recuperate quickly and recover full use of your forearm, wrist, hand, elbow, and shoulder.


Hand Physical Therapy Services

Our services leverage therapeutic modalities to address your hand injury or disease, potentially helping you avoid hand surgery. We also have therapeutic rehabilitation services available for complete treatment following hand surgery. For both post-surgical and non-surgical rehab, hand therapists work closely with the surgeons and doctors at the Hand Center of Louisiana to monitor treatment effectiveness and results to ensure all steps are taken to return you to a comfortable and productive lifestyle.

Our complete therapy services are tailored to your condition and can include:

  • Conditioning programs: Our physical conditioning programs include preventive and non-operative pain management, helping you gain strength in the affected area.
  • Hand injury treatment: We offer hand injury treatment, including splint fabrication, wound care, and scar management.
  • Occupational therapy: Our occupational therapy services help you train for daily living activities, from brushing your teeth to getting dressed.
  • Re-education services: If you’ve experienced a nerve injury, we will help you regain your sensory perception in the affected area.

Hand Injuries and Conditions We Treat

The Hand Therapy Center is here to help treat any injury or condition you face. Our physical therapy hand specialists will work to create an individualized program according to your needs and health goals.

From chronic conditions to acute injuries, many factors may result in the need for hand therapy. Some of the most common injuries and conditions we treat include:

  • Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel is one of the most treated conditions at our facility. We will assess your condition’s severity and offer treatment options accordingly.
  • Sports injuries: Overworking joints while playing sports is common. We have helped treat any sports injuries from golf hand to tennis elbow.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Over time, the cartilage that lubricates joints wears down, causing bone to rub on bone. Our treatments can range from surgical to non-surgical solutions, depending on your condition.
  • Fractures: Whether a fracture results from a fall or traffic accident, we can properly set the bone to heal correctly.
  • Other injuries: We can treat more than those listed, properly caring for wounds, scars, and burns.

Our Certified Hand Therapists

The Hand Therapy Center team specializes in therapeutic treatments of the forearm, wrist, hand, elbow, and shoulder. Our certified hand therapists (CHTs) maintain the highest certification in hand therapy. Before earning this credential, each hand therapy specialist must pass a rigorous certification exam and work extensively in treating hand and upper extremity disorders.

Our certified hand therapists work closely with our orthopaedic surgeons to develop an individualized therapy program for every patient. 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  My 1st visit today very nice staff

    thumb Danielle Davis

    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  He is the best doctor

    thumb Tiffany Miller
  • 5 star review  By far the most professional and amazing staff I have ever met. Dr. Lyons is an excellent Doctor and worth the drive.

    thumb Kenneth Amos II

    5 star review  Dr. George and his staff were amazing. So grateful for the care they provided. Couldn’t recommend them enough.

    thumb Joshua Valdivia

    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  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  Very good! Thanks

    thumb michael guiza

    5 star review  Great Place, Dr. George is awesome and his staff. Bruce Messick

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  • 5 star review  Dr George is incredible! He helped us back in 2010 My son plays the piano and can use his hand and arm wonderfully. Thank you Dr George!

    thumb David Treadway

    5 star review  Wonderfully experience! Very friendly staff throughout the offices. Thank you Dr. Meyer!

    thumb Kimberly Duhe

    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  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!!!

    thumb Tobie Ledet

    5 star review  I have been seeing Dr. Clasen for about 6 weeks now and had surgery. Not only is Dr. Clasen a wonderful doctor but he honestly cares about his patients. And he is very well respected at EJGH. His medical assistant is also fantastic as is the entire staff. I would highly recommend. Dr. Clasen and the hand center.

    thumb Julie Carver

    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
  • 5 star review  Great!

    thumb J.Louis Bush

    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.✋

    thumb angelita allen

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

    thumb Cheryl Temes Junge

    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.

    thumb SPC

    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  Great job

    thumb William Seagrave

Request an Appointment

If you are a current patient of the Hand Center of Louisiana or 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!