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Hand Therapy

Specially trained occupational therapists from Mary Free Bed provide services at UM Health-West Hospital to help patients recover from surgery, injury or chronic conditions that affect the hands.

Hand therapists play a key role in recovery, strength, mobility and injury prevention.

Services include:

  • Static-splinting for protection and dynamic-splinting for increasing movement
  • Patient and family education
  • Methods to reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Scar management
  • Techniques to increase motion, dexterity and strength
  • Joint protection education
  • Manual therapy for joints and soft tissue