The Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy Center provides upper extremity (hand, wrist, and elbow) rehabilitation services designed to insure optimal restoration of function. Its award-winning staff includes occupational and physical therapists with specialized training and clinical expertise in hand therapy. They devise individualized evaluations and treatment programs for a wide range of acute, postsurgical and chronic conditions involving hand, wrist and elbow. The Hand Therapy Center offers a full range of surgical and non-surgical treatments including custom splinting.
Hand therapy is rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity. The purpose of therapy is to restore optimal function. A hand therapist is an occupational or physical therapist who specializes in rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity. Hand therapists are extensively trained and educated in this specialty, and many receive advanced certification in hand therapy. The therapists at the HSS Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy Center focus on evaluation and treatment of the hand, wrist, and elbow and have specialized training in hand therapy.
Both occupational and physical therapists may specialize in hand therapy. They are equally qualified to provide your care. There is no difference in the treatment you will receive from an occupational or physical therapist at the HSS Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy Center. We will advise you if your insurance benefits differ for occupational and physical therapy services. Because occupational and physical therapy are considered separate professions, insurance requests are separate, and you should stick to one as opposed to switching between the two.