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:
- Accident or trauma (e.g., motor vehicle accident, falls, etc.)
- Post-operative recovery
- Wounds, scars, burns
- Injured tendons or nerves, or fractures
- Disease process such as Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
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.
- Abigail Heart
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!
Cheryl Temes Ledbetter
Dr. George is worth waiting for. He is very easy to talk to and he explains issues well.
Lou Anne Corke
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!
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!