Hand Therapy

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To make an appointment, please call a location below.


AthletiCare Kenmore
1495 Military Road
Kenmore, NY 14217

AthletiCare Orchard Park
3669 Southwestern Boulevard
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Partners In Rehab Sisters Hospital
2157 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214

Treating Hand Injuries, Arthritis & Carpal Tunnel

Hand therapy provides rehabilitation for hand and upper extremity injuries, including:

  • Acute injury (fractures, crush injuries, lacerations, amputation, contractures)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Congenital disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve compression
  • Overuse syndrome (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
  • Tendon inflammation (DeQuervain's Syndrome)
  • Status post-reconstructive microsurgery for nerve repair, tendon repair (flexor / extensor), tissue transfer for bone and soft tissue defects, arthoplasties or dupuytren's release

Patients are expected to be active participants in their hand therapy, which includes a home program. To further aid the recovery process, our hand therapists use custom-made splints.

The Hand Therapy Program is administered by certified hand therapists and physical and occupational therapists with extensive experience and training.

The program is designed to:

  • Increase mobility
  • Prevent scar formation
  • Increase strength and range of motion
  • Teach patients how to use adaptive equipment
  • Manage pain