We use our hands to express emotions, to tell a story, to meet and greet, and to wave farewell. Imagine, however, that each of these actions was accompanied with pain or lack of mobility. Intermountain's team of expert Occupational Therapists and Certified Hand Therapists can help to ease hand, wrist, and elbow pain through proven methods and state-of-the-art resources. If you have struggled with tennis elbow, carpel tunnel syndrome, sprained wrists, painful joints, torn muscles or have undergone a surgical procedure on your hand, wrist, or elbow, make an appointment to see an Intermountain Occupational Therapist. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan unique to your needs, ensuring a happy, healthy, and pain-free future.
Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Injuries
Hand, wrist, and elbow injuries can result from overuse, degenerative changes, or traumatic injury. Intermountain Healthcare's Certified Hand Therapists (CHT's) have completed extensive training needed to evaluate and treat hand, wrist, and elbow injuries of all complexities. Because you use your hands for almost all of your daily activities these injuries can have a profound effect on your function and wellness. That's why we focus on providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date therapy interventions available.
What conditions do Heber Valley Hospital Hand Therapists Treat?
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer's Elbow
- Wrist and elbow pain
- Fractures of the fingers, hand, wrist, and elbow
- Sports injuries to the hand, wrist, and elbow
- Nerve compression in the wrist and elbow
- Nerve pain and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Tendon injuries and tendon lacerations
- Crush injuries
- Congenital hand conditions and deformities
- Post- surgical rehabilitation
- Custom splinting
Why chose an Intermountain Healthcare Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)?
Our therapists have completed a minimum of 4,000 hours of care related specifically to hand, wrist, and elbow injuries. Each CHT who works for Intermountain Healthcare has passed the nationally recognized hand therapy examination to give you and your physicians the peace of mind that you are in the right hands.
What should you expect when you come to Heber Valley Hospital's hand therapy clinic?
We begin with a thorough evaluation of your hand, wrist, or elbow injury on the first visit to determine your limitations and needs. This often includes measuring your range of motion and strength, and assessing your pain. We teach you how to begin your road to recovery through a home exercise program. We discuss and set goals that you hope to achieve over the course of therapy, then we work towards accomplishing those goals through specialized therapy interventions. You can expect us to work closely with you and your physician to ensure the best outcomes possible.
Our therapists collaborate closely with hand surgeons to help you have the best possible recovery following surgery. Custom splint fabrication including fracture splinting is provided for patients. Each exercise program is customized to your individual needs and the protocols that your surgeon recommends.
In addition to one-on-one sessions with our skilled hand therapists, our patients are given individualized instructions for home exercises specifically designed for their diagnosis and needs. A successful home program can dramatically improve your outcomes. To ensure success, we'll provide demonstrations, visual aids, and monitoring as appropriate