The team is made up of physical and occupational therapist with a combination of education, specialized training and credentials as a hand therapist in Bellevue:
“The art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder girdle.” – HTTC Board of Directors (March 2009)
The Hand Therapy Clinic at Bellevue Bone and Joint Physicians is uniquely qualified to carry out comprehensive rehabilitation for upper extremity dysfunction due to our close collaboration with clinic surgeons.
Communication occurs through all phases of the patient’s experience to include initial surgical consultation, preoperative teaching, early post-operative intervention and bracing, individualized therapy programs, and non-surgical rehabilitation.
The therapists are experts in custom splint fabrication, including complex dynamic splinting to maximize patient’s recovery and return to function, strengthening, range of motion, neuro-sensory re-education, and wound care.
BBJP hand therapy team treat a wide variety of upper extremity related diagnoses that include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
- Trigger Finger
- Hand arthritis
- Finger joint replacement
- Thumb CMC arthritis
- Thumb CMC Joint replacement
- Wrist/hand fractures
- Elbow fractures and dislocations
- Dupuytren’s disease
- Hand flexor tendon injuries
- Hand extensor tendon injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Tendon transfers