Hand Therapy

Help for Arm, Hand and Wrist Pain

therapist massaging handReaching, grabbing, writing, and pinching are simple activities that many of us take for granted. However, for individuals suffering from issues or injury affecting the hand, wrist and arm, these simple tasks can be monumental. The inability to perform such tasks independently is frustrating and debilitating.

Through assessment, exercise, splinting, and overall education for adapting the manner in which these tasks are approached, many of these difficulties can be eased with the help of a Hand Therapist.

If you have injured your hand, wrist, or elbow, Saint Francis-Bartlett Rehabilitation is here to support you on your journey to wellness. Our Hand Therapists will help you to create a customized rehabilitation program to treat your upper extremity and hand.

Our department uses a team collaboration approach, working together to help meet your individualized needs and goals.

Our Hand Therapists treating fractures, tendon repairs, work related injuries, repetitive strain injuries, Orthopedic and Neurological conditions, and a wide variety of other diagnoses including:


  • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis at the Thumb and MP Joint
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s Disease
  • Extensor Tendon Injuries
  • Fingertip Injuries
  • Flexor Tendon Injuries
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Hand Fractures
  • Hand infections
  • Hand Tumors
  • Implant Joint replacements
  • Nail Bed Injuries
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Tendon Transfer Surgery
  • Thumb Sprain
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disorders


  • Amputation and Prosthetics
  • DeQuervain’s Tendinitis
  • Kienbock’s Disease
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Tendon Transfer Surgery
  • Vascular Disorders
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Wrist Fractures
  • Wrist Sprains


  • Cupital Tunnel
  • Elbow Fractures including Distal Humerus, Distal Radius
  • Joint Replacement
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Replantation

hand-therapy-02Our Therapists will work with you one-on-one to evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate your injury in a way that is specific to your daily needs and goals. Your evaluation will be one hour long, in order to be sure the therapists get a detailed understanding of your history. Treatment techniques vary from patient to patient based on your individualized treatment program. We will work with you at each visit to improve your hand function in order to make work and activities of daily living easier for you.

Your treatment may include:

  • Custom splint fabrication (both static to support painful joints or dynamic to help improve mobility when stiffness is present)
  • Exercises to increase range of motion, strength and dexterity
  • Functional approach for return to work/school/sports
  • Adaptations for daily activities with new tools or techniques
  • Ergonomic education for work and lifestyle setup to promote wellness
  • Pain management techniques
  • Wound and scar management

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If you would like to learn more about our Hand Therapy Programs, please contact us at any of the following locations:

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