Hand therapy is a specialized practice that requires the hand specialist to have at least five years' experience, more than 4,000 hours of direct hand therapy training, and successful completion of the hand Certified Hand Therapy exam. It is a highly sought-after discipline, and MMI is fortunate to have four Certified Hand Therapists who work closely with our hand surgeon and her physician's assistant to bring the most comprehensive treatment for hand and upper extremity injuries in the Frederick area.
Our CHTs are experts in the field of hand therapy and can treat a variety of injuries, including:
- Tendon & Nerve Injuries
- Fractures, Dislocations, & Strains
- Overuse Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Post-Surgical Tendon & Nerve Repairs
- Traumatic Upper Extremity Injuries
- Hand Contractures
- Soft Tissue Injuries
Hand Therapy Rehabilitation
Our CHTs are masters at fabricating and adjusting custom splints to enhance recovery and prevent re-injury. They routinely attend conferences and seminars to stay updated on the latest surgical techniques, rehabilitation protocols, and best-practice approaches to hand and upper extremity injuries.
Our CHTs use a variety of techniques during therapy, including:
- Joint Mobilization
- Strength Training
- Training in Activities of Daily Living
- Splint Fabrication
- Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Hot & Cold Modalities
- Extensive Splinting Techniques
- Wound Care
- Dressing Changes
- Education & Home Exercise Programs
To learn more about our CHTs, our hand therapy rehabilitation program, or to schedule a visit with a hand therapist, contact our Frederick office.