Therapy for Elbow or Shoulder Conditions
The Hand Therapy Center also offers elbow and shoulder therapeutic treatment programs for patients at our facility. This includes patients who are pursuing a non-surgical plan of care as well as those who have undergone surgery.
What is Physical Therapy for the Shoulder and Elbow?
The Hand Therapy Center relies on Certified Hand Therapists who are highly trained and credentialed in the treatment of upper extremity, including hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. CHTs specialize in non-surgical interventions, preventative treatments, as well as pre- and post-surgical care. After one of our highly trained physicians performs an evaluation of your condition, they prescribe the best treatment plan for you. Patients needing therapy are automatically enrolled at the Hand Therapy Center and can begin therapy as early as days after their initial appointment. Our CHTs then work closely with our physicians to ensure that our patients receive a consistent, seamless plan of care that optimizes recovery.
Reasons for Therapy and Pain Management
Many conditions call for therapeutic treatment, whether they are chronic or acute.
Shoulder or elbow therapy may be needed due to:
- Trauma or accidents
- Post-surgical recovery
- Preventative care
- Injured nerves or tendons
- Disease process
Physical Therapy Services Offered by Hand Therapy Center:
The therapeutic treatment programs that we offer patients varies depending on the condition. Treatment may include one or more of the following:
- Preventative, non-surgical treatment
- Wound care
- Pain management
- Scar care
- Desensitization for nerve injuries
- Sensory re-education for nerve injuries
- Development of at-home exercise programs
- Splint creation and application
- Return-to-work conditioning
Request an Appointment
Whether you are a current patient of the Hand Center of Louisiana, or someone dealing with an upper extremity issue requiring attention, contact us today. Our team of highly trained orthopaedic surgeons will evaluate your condition and determine the best treatment plan for you, which may include therapeutic interventions. Once therapy is prescribed by one of our physicians, our certified hand therapists will develop the appropriate therapeutic program to accelerate your recovery. Schedule your appointment today using the contact form below!