A hand therapist refers to an occupational therapist or physical therapist specializing in treating patients with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities. Upper extremity injuries are very common, especially for Brooklyn-based athletes playing in contact sports. Upper extremity injuries may refer to any injury to the hand, elbow, arm, or shoulder. At Park Sports Physical Therapy in Brooklyn, our team frequently encounters two types of upper extremity injuries:
- Acute injuries caused by a strain or accident
- Overuse injuries from repetition, which becomes more painful over time
Due to the repetitive nature of sports, athletes, in particular, are more prone to overuse injuries. For instance, overuse injuries typically affect baseball pitchers due to excessive overhand throwing.
Luckily, a qualified hand therapist can examine and care for patients suffering from a diverse array of upper extremity injuries through post-operative rehabilitation, preventative, non-operative, or surgical treatments. The occupational hand therapists at Park Slopes Physical Therapy deliver comprehensive upper extremity rehabilitation and specialized hand therapy to patients of all ages and conditions involving the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. Our renowned team will collaboratively work to help restore upper extremity and hand function, minimize acute and chronic pain, prevent further deterioration, and quickly return patients to a pain-free life.
Park Sports Delivers Advanced Hand Therapy Services to Park Slope, BK
By merging occupational and physical therapy practices, Park Sports Physical therapy created an extension called Brooklyn Hand Therapy Center to better meet the demands of patients. Whether from an acute injury or overuse injury, the hand therapy specialists at Park Sports Physical Therapy can mitigate pain and instability with a broad swath of services. Our clinic offers evaluation and treatment for patients with common injuries to the hands and arms, including cumulative trauma disorders, fractures, tendon repairs or replacements, and joint and ligament injuries. The most prevalent conditions and injuries we treat include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Fabrication of custom splints
- Finger dislocation
- Fractures of the elbow, wrist, and hand
- Ligament Injuries
- Ligament Injury to thumb
- Mallet finger
- Pre- and post-surgery
- Tendon Injuries and repairs
- Thumb osteoarthritis (OA)
- Trigger Finger (stenosing tenosynovitis)
The secret to our success lies in our certified hand therapists with certifications from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC). Having received the highest credentials, our hand experts possess high-specialized knowledge that allows for the identification of pathological and complex issues relating to the upper-extremities involving post-surgical recovery, repetitive strain syndromes, sports injuries, and occupational injuries.
Hand Therapy In Park Slope, BK – Come Experience Unrivaled Care
For the last 20 years, we’ve been the one-stop physical therapy clinic for Brooklyn residents. At Park Sports Physical Therapy, our main objective is to continue to meet the growing demand of each Brooklyn neighborhood we proudly service. Our loyal and compassionate team will ensure that you receive adequate care, as well as a pleasant experience from the initial consultation through the final follow-up visit.
Patients living in Prospect Heights, Greenpoint, Fort Greene and Park Slope with chronic pain in the upper extremities can connect with any of our 4 accessible clinics by dialing (718) 230-1180 today. Let Park Sports Physical therapy lend a hand in guiding you to a long-term solution for hand therapy.