Hand Therapy

  Hand Rehabilitation Therapy
For Patients With Upper Extremity Injuries

The Sharp Hand Therapy Program helps patients regain maximum use of their hand or other upper extremity following injury, surgery or the onset of disease.

The treatment team consists of certified hand therapists (who receive additional training in hand therapy), occupational therapists and physical therapists. Hand therapy is available at Sharp Chula Vista Medical CenterSharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital

Patients are referred to the Sharp Hand Therapy Program for the following reasons:

  • Burn-related injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Joint replacements
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendon and nerve repairs
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Work-related injuries 
  • Wrist and other upper extremity joint injuries 

Services of the Hand Rehabilitation Program include:

  • Custom orthotic devices, including dynamic, static and protective splints
  • Dexterity training
  • Ergonomic and workstation evaluation
  • Hand function assessment
  • Individualized treatments and home exercise programs
  • Modalities (heat, cold, electric stimulation, whirlpool)
  • Patient education
  • Scar management
  • Sensory re-education
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Strengthening
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Wound management

For More Information
To learn more about the Sharp Hand Therapy Program, please contact one of the following hand clinic locations:

  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
    619-591-7900

  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital (Brier Patch Campus)
    619-740-4600

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
    858-939-6966

Find a Physical Therapy Doctor
To find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for a San Diego physical therapy doctor or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.

For More Rehabilitation Information
To find general information about rehabilitation, visit Rehabilitation in Adult Health or read the Rehabilitation News archive.