Shoulder, Arm, Hand
Shoulder, Arm, Hand
Do you experience chronic shoulder, arm, or hand pain? Pain from shoulder, arm, and hand conditions can be grueling, and may even keep you awake at night. Pain and movement limitations from acute injuries and repetitive injuries can improve with 1:1 hands-on treatment from our physical therapists. We will carefully evaluate your condition and then formulate a treatment plan that incorporates your goals for recovery.
Conditions Treated include:
Physical Therapy Treatments include:
Soft Tissue and Joint Mobilization
Soft tissue mobilization plays a very important role in the successful recovery of an upper extremity injury or rehabilitation following a surgical procedure. Our therapists apply hands-on soft tissue mobilization to help prevent the build up of scar tissue that can limit movement. Joint mobilization is a hands-on technique that stimulates circulation and helps keep muscles at the proper length. Our physical therapists use soft tissue and joint mobilization as an important element of an individualized treatment plan to help relieve pain, decrease swelling, restore motion, and increase function.
Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation
The hand, elbow, and shoulder are composed of a delicate network of blood vessels, nerves, muscles, and soft tissues. The disruption of any of the networks can cause pain, affect movement, and limit function. Pre- or post-surgery, physical therapy is very important for preventing and reducing stiffness, swelling, pain, and limited motion. Rehabilitation exercises can help increase strength, endurance, motion, balance, and coordination so that you can perform your favorite activities as independently as possible. Our physical therapists focus on the functional goals that are important to you.
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
The shoulder, arm, and hand are especially vulnerable to injury during sports that require contact, repetitive motions, throwing, and catching. For the injured athlete or weekend warrior, sports injury rehabilitation can help the recovery process. Our physical therapists will use hands-on techniques and therapeutic modalities to help increase circulation and reduce pain and swelling. Our physical therapists will show you how to optimize strength, agility, and performance to get you back in the game. We will also teach you how to prevent similar injuries in the future.
Exercise therapy for upper extremity injuries is very individualized and specific to the type of shoulder, elbow, or hand injury. Our physical therapists will create a specific exercise plan just for you. As you progress, they will upgrade your therapeutic exercise plan to challenge your capabilities. Exercise therapy can help improve flexibility, strength, and coordination to improve functional use following an injury or upper extremity orthopedic condition.
Infrared, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and hot or cold treatments are modalities that can help relax muscles, stimulate muscles, increase range of motion, and reduce pain. Our therapists incorporate modalities with hands-on treatment and exercise to enhance the therapeutic effect.
Massage therapy is very important to stimulate and improve circulation. Therapeutic massage is especially helpful to relieve pain, swelling, and stiffness that can result from shoulder and hand conditions. Therapeutic massage can help improve flexibility and range of motion.
Braces & Splints
Braces and splints are used to position, support, and protect a joint while it heals. Splints are commonly used following elbow or hand surgery or injury. Shoulder harnesses and supports can help support the arm and relieve pain while healing takes place. In some cases, splints or braces may be worn to provide support or positioning during select activities.