Hand Therapy

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Make an Appointment

To make an appointment, please call a location below. In most cases, a referral from your doctor is not needed.


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

When you choose Catholic Health, you'll know that you're receiving the best care possible. Our Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) are occupational or physical therapists who have been in practice for at least 5 years and have spent over 4,000 hours working with the upper extremity of the body. They also continue their education after certification to remain experts in the field.

Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Hand Conditions

When you visit a hand therapy location, a Certified Hand Therapist will perform an evaluation and customize a therapy program for you. This program may include exercise, activity modification, splints and other tools to restore function.

Conditions that we treat include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Tennis elbow / golfer’s elbow
  • DeQuervain’s tendinitis
  • Sprains or strains of the hand (fingers, wrist)
  • Flexor tendon injuries
  • Extensor tendon injuries
  • Mallet finger
  • Hand and thumb arthritis
  • Dupuytren’s contracture 
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Amputations

A therapy session is typically 60 or 90 minutes long. 

Most patients initially require therapy two to three times per week. However, your therapist will decide the length of treatment based on your evaluation.

Your recovery will also include a home exercise program, based on your needs. You may also need to perform scar tissue massage and other techniques at home to aid in your healing.

No Physician Referral Needed

For most insurances, you do not need a referral from your physician to be seen by a hand therapist for 10 visits or for 30 days.

New York State law and federal regulations require a prescription for medicare, medicaid, worker's compensation and no-fault insurance.

If you have pain or lack of motion in your hand, please call us at a location above to schedule an appointment for an evaluation.

What to Bring to Your Visit

  • A prescription from your doctor, if needed
  • Insurance cards
  • Any compensation or no-fault information. if applicable
  • Driver’s license
  • Results of any tests