If your hand has been injured, our specialized physical and occupational therapists will create a program to rehabilitate all of the areas that have been affected such as: the upper extremities including arms, hands, elbows and shoulders.
This service rehabilitates patients who have experienced trauma to their hand or forearm, often resulting in surgery. The therapists also work closely with the plastic surgery and orthopedic surgeons to rehabilitate patients after elective hand surgery, and treat patients who have long standing rheumatologic conditions.
"Birmingham Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine"'s specialized "Hand Therapy Service" will assess any damages that result from an injury, surgery or ailment and create a therapy program to restore maximum use.
Our "Hand Therapy program" begins with a complete analysis of the functionality of your hands, including: edema, scars, joint range, strength and dexterity.
Your physical therapist will use the following options for your Hand Therapy:
Our team takes great pride in their work and uses a variety of specialist skills to allow people to return to optimum function to their hand, wrist, and arm within their own lives.
In our clinics, we employ both occupational and physical therapists and we do not make a distinction between them. Occupational Therapists help patients improve their ability to perform tasks in living and working environments.
Physical Therapists provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, and prevent or limit permanent physical disability of patients suffering from injury or disease.
The Hand Management Unit (HMU) refers adult and child patients to our clinics as soon as surgery (plastic and elective surgeries as well as hand trauma) is completed. For information on follow up exams and consultations, please call us at: (205) 298-9101