Vigor Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation offers the following Hand Therapy Treatment Programs:
We provide a high standard of specialized care to patients with traumatic hand injuries. We conduct a comprehensive assessment and use a variety of methods to achieve the best possible outcome for our patients. We see to it that these injuries are treated within an appropriate timeframe.
We fabricate splints specifically for each patient’s medical requirements:
- Static: This type of splint is used to put part or all of your elbow, wrist, and hand at rest so that the injured or diseased tissue is supported as it goes through uninterrupted healing.
- Dynamic: This splint has moving parts that stretch joints or allow controlled exercises when worn by the patient. Our hand therapist is skilled to ensure that the amount of force applied in the splint is appropriate.
- Static Progressive: This type of splint applies an adjustable force/stretch to a tight joint. The part of the splint that stretches the joint can increase the stretch incrementally as the stretch becomes easier to tolerate by the patient. The main goal of a static progressive splint is to improve motion of a stiff joint.
Wound care is for patients who have open wounds caused by trauma, pressure, vascular insufficiency, surgery, or diabetes. Physical therapy can be an adjunct treatment for wounds when standard wound care has not been successful.
Our therapists use functional therapy activities, a set of tools that incorporate functional tasks and activities in physical rehabilitation and cognitive rehabilitation to help patients become more independent. Activities can be used in a wide range of therapy settings for individuals of various disabilities and age groups.
ADL and Ergonomic Training
ADL (Activities of Daily Living) training
These activities are also called self-help or self-care activities. These include everyday tasks such as self-feeding, bathing, dressing, doing the laundry, and/or meal preparation. People who will benefit from this type of training include:
- Patients who are not as independent as the could be with self-care
- Patients who need to relearn certain skills after illness or surgery
- Patients who do not have skills at an age-appropriate level
We also provide ergonomics training to help employees and employers prevent pain, discomfort and repetitive use injuries that are common in the workplace. Our ergonomic specialists will evaluate how a work site affects the employees’ posture, body mechanics, and physical well-being. Based on the result of the evaluation, we will provide recommendations that the employer can implement to minimize unnecessary stress and strain.
After our therapists make assessments at a workplace, we may make specific recommendations such as making sure that employees use office chairs with appropriate support, desks of appropriate height, and advising employees to correct specific postural and body habits.