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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.

How much pain should a patient have during and after therapy?

February 9, 2020

How much pain should a patient have during and after therapy? As we all know pain is somewhat subjective.  It can be hard to determine how much pain a patient should experience with the type…

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When should you use a Static Progressive Splint in Hand Therapy?

February 2, 2020

Flowers, K. (2002). A proposed decision hierarchy for splinting the stiff joint, with an emphasis on force application parameters. Journal of Hand Therapy, 15, 158–162. The Skinny- The article proposes a decision hierarchy to determine…

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Carpal Tunnel Treatment: Splinting Only vs Splinting & Conservative Treatment

January 12, 2020

Short-term clinical outcome of orthosis alone vs combination of orthosis, nerve, and tendon gliding exercises and ultrasound therapy for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. Sim, Sze En et al. Journal of Hand Therapy, Volume 32,…

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Graded Motor Imagery in Hand Therapy

January 5, 2020

The 3 Stages of Graded Motor Imagery  We’ve all heard of mirror box therapy, but do you know the details of how it works? There’s actually 3 stages involved that exercise the brain and take…

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Article Review: Best Edema Management Techniques in Hand Therapy

December 22, 2019

Miller, L. K., Jerosch-Herold, C., & Shepstone, L. (2017). Effectiveness of edema management techniques for subacute hand edema: a systematic review. Journal of Hand Therapy, 30(4), 432-446. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jht.2017.05.011  By: Ammie Ingwaldson The Skinny Edema is something…

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