Our hands are precious!! Any loss of ability, through injury or accident, can have a devastating effect on their lives. Anyone with an injury wants the very best of treatment to assure maximal recovery. Hand Therapists provide a unique specialty in treatment of the upper extremity. Hand therapists treat the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand and can help define if problems in the hand are also related neck. Skyland Physical Therapy is fortunate to offer this specialty by Cecilia Pepera, PT who has completed Hand Therapy Certification for our patient’s problems of the upper extremity.
What is hand therapy? The Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) explains Hand Therapy this way:
“Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper quarter of the human body. Hand therapy is the merging of occupational therapy and physical therapy theory and practice that combines comprehensive knowledge of the upper quarter, body function, and activity. Using specialized skills in assessment and treatment, hand therapists promote the goals of prevention of dysfunction, restoration of function, and/or reversal of the progression of pathology in order to enhance participation in life situations for individuals with upper quarter disease or injury.”