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This is your ultimate resource for ideas on treating a variety of hand therapy patient needs. These posts will help when you want some new ideas or are looking for suggestions for your case load. Modalities, manual therapy, functional tasks and home programming are all covered in this discussion of treatment planning.

Wound Healing in Hand Therapy

May 1, 2022

By: Maddie Mott Wound healing involves a complex series of interactions between different cell types, cytokine mediators, and the extracellular matrix with its four basic stages including hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling (Mackay & Miller,…

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Does mirror therapy work for hand therapy patients with general orthopedic conditions?

April 24, 2022

By: Maddie Mott Rostami, R. H., Arefi, A., & Tabatabaei, S. (2013). Effect of mirror therapy on hand function in patients with hand orthopaedic injuries: a randomized controlled trial. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35(19). 1647-1651. DOI:…

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Ways to Improve HEP Compliance  in Hand Therapy 

April 17, 2022

Ways to Improve HEP Compliance  in Hand Therapy  By: Dalton Busch  One of the most important ways we see our patient’s progress is by assuring they are compliant with their prescribed home exercise program (HEP).…

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Hand therapy intervention activities for Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)

April 3, 2022

Blog Post Written By: Rita Steffes Patients with CIPN may present with symptoms that include numbness, tingling, hypersensitivity to cold, loss of tactile or vibration sensitivity, decreased balance, and shooting burning pain in their hands…

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Managing UE Edema in Hand Therapy

March 20, 2022

Tricks for UE Edema Management  By: Dalton Busch  Edema is seen in patients for many reasons whether that be from an injury, lack of movement in the UE, side effects of a new medication, and…

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