Hand Therapy Center
The Certified Hand Therapists at the Hand Therapy Center can provide therapeutic modalities to treat your hand injury or disease as a possibility to avoid hand surgery. We also provide the therapeutic rehabilitation necessary to complete full treatment if hand surgery is prescribed for your condition. Our therapist team possesses a high degree of specialization in therapeutic treatments and advanced training for the forearm, wrist, and hand. Our licensed Certified Hand Therapists treat each patient with professionalism and respect to help them recuperate quickly and help recover full use of their forearm, wrist, and hand. Therapists work closely with the surgeons at Hand Center of Louisiana to monitor the effectiveness and results of treatment to make sure all steps are taken to return you to a productive lifestyle.
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand defines hand therapy as a type of rehabilitation performed by an occupational or physical therapist on patients with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities. Hand therapy may be needed due to:
- Accident or trauma
- Post-operative recovery
- Wounds, scars, burns
- Injured tendons or nerves, or fractures
- Disease process such as Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
Hand therapy helps patients return the upper extremity to proper use without unnecessary pain. If you have a workers compensation claim and need help with rehabilitating your hand, the Hand Therapy Center is for you.
Some of the treatment services Hand Therapy Center provides:
- Preventative, non-operative treatment
- Wound management
- Pain control
- Scar management
- Desensitization following nerve injury
- Sensory re-education after nerve injury
- Development of home exercise programs
- Splint fabrication
- Training for daily living activities
- Conditioning prior to returning to work
Our Hand Therapy Center team possesses a high degree of specialization in therapeutic treatments of the forearm, wrist, and hand. Our Certified Hand Therapists have advanced training and certifications specifically related to hand therapy.
Conveniently located near Hand Center of Louisiana, your Hand Therapy Center therapist will provide quality treatment for your forearm, wrist, or hand. Whether you have a minor injury or a severe trauma, we are here throughout your condition to help you heal and quickly return to productive lifestyles.
Click below to find out more about our Hand Surgeons
- Eric R. George, MD
- Charles T. Clasen, III, MD
- Carol D. Meyer, MD
- Nicholas D. Pappas, III, MD
- Charles L. Johnson, MD
- John F. Nitsche, MD
ANNOUNCING A NONSURGICAL PROCEDURE FOR DUPUYTREN’S CONTRACTURE
Dupuytren’s contracture is a disease that leads to flexion deformities of the fingers. The Hand Center of Louisiana is proud to offer XIAFLEX®, an innovative nonsurgical technique to dissolve the cord that is causing the finger to be bent and return the extension to the fingers.