People value the use of their hands.
Any loss of function, whether congenital or through injury or accident, can devastate lives. A hand therapist or CHT (Certified Hand Therapist) offers the assurance that the highest level of competency will be used in diagnosing, evaluating, treating and rehabilitating hand problems or dysfunctions. Plaza Physical Therapy has the most experienced staff of hand therapists in the Quad Cities. A certified hand therapist is an occupational or physical therapist who has a minimum of five years of clinical experience, including 2,000 hours or more in direct practice of hand therapy. In addition, the CHT must successfully pass a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper extremity rehabilitation. A CHT is part of an exceptional group of therapists who have demonstrated their professional commitment to excellence.
Our highly skilled hand therapists work closely with the referring physician and the patient to provide an individualized treatment plan often starting within days of injury or surgery and progressing through the patient’s rehabilitation. This continuum of care eliminates the need for multiple medical providers and duplicated care, resulting in decreased recovery time and decreased medical costs. Improved functional outcomes ensure faster return to work and a productive lifestyle.
“Thank you all so much for a great therapy experience! I could not say enough nice things about Plaza Physical Therapy, my providers, and the assistance of staff”.
Types of therapy and treatment
Our expertise in therapy and nonsurgical treatment of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder includes:
- Sprains, strains, and non-compound fractures
- Custom-designed and fabricated splints
- Individualized strength-building, flexibility/range-of-motion programs
- Wound care
- Scar management and edema control
- Patient education programs
- Individualized programs incorporating assistive devices
- Individualized computer workstation ergonomic evaluations
- Injury prevention programs