Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
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 Center, Sharp 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
- Joint replacements
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
- Soft tissue injuries
- Sports injuries
- Tendon and nerve repairs
- 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
- Therapeutic exercises
- Wound management
For More InformationTo learn more about the Sharp Hand Therapy Program, please contact one of the following hand clinic locations:
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
- Sharp Grossmont Hospital (Brier Patch Campus)
Sharp Memorial Hospital
Find a Physical Therapy DoctorTo find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for a San Diego physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.
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