Flashcards on Hand Therapy

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What is hand therapy?

Hand therapy is the non-surgical treatment of conditions and injuries affecting the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.

What type of professionals provide hand therapy?

Hand therapy can be provided by occupational or physical therapists who have specialized training in the area.

What are some common hand therapy techniques?

Some common techniques include range of motion exercises, strengthening exercises, splinting, and manual therapy.

What are some conditions that can be treated with hand therapy?

Conditions that can benefit from hand therapy include arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and hand injuries.

What are the goals of hand therapy?

Some goals of hand therapy include reducing pain, improving mobility and strength, restoring function, and preventing further injury.

What is the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy for hand therapy?

Occupational therapy focuses on activities of daily living (ADLs) while physical therapy focuses mainly on movement and strength.

How often should hand therapy be done?

The frequency of hand therapy sessions will depend on the severity of the condition and the recommendations of the therapist.

What is a common splint used in hand therapy?

A common splint used in hand therapy is the wrist cock-up splint which supports the wrist in a neutral position.

How long does hand therapy typically last?

The duration of hand therapy will vary depending on the condition and the patient's progress, but it often lasts several weeks to several months.

What are some exercises that can be done in hand therapy?

Hand therapy exercises can include squeezing a ball, finger tapping, and finger stretches.

What is sensory re-education in hand therapy?

Sensory re-education is a technique used in hand therapy to help patients regain sensation and coordination after an injury or surgery.

What is the purpose of hand therapy after surgery?

Hand therapy after surgery can help improve range of motion, strength, and function of the hand and prevent complications such as stiffness and swelling.

What is trigger finger and can it be treated with hand therapy?

Trigger finger is a condition where a finger gets stuck in a bent position. It can often be treated with hand therapy techniques such as splinting and exercises.

What is the difference between acute and chronic hand injuries?

Acute hand injuries are sudden and traumatic, while chronic hand injuries develop over time due to repetitive motions or conditions such as arthritis.

Can hand therapy be done at home?

Some hand therapy exercises can be done at home with guidance from a therapist, but it is generally recommended to attend in-person therapy sessions for best results.

What is hand therapy?

Hand therapy is the non-surgical treatment of conditions and injuries affecting the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.

What type of professionals provide hand therapy?

Hand therapy can be provided by occupational or physical therapists who have specialized training in the area.

What are some common hand therapy techniques?

Some common techniques include range of motion exercises, strengthening exercises, splinting, and manual therapy.

What are some conditions that can be treated with hand therapy?

Conditions that can benefit from hand therapy include arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and hand injuries.

What are the goals of hand therapy?

Some goals of hand therapy include reducing pain, improving mobility and strength, restoring function, and preventing further injury.

What is the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy for hand therapy?

Occupational therapy focuses on activities of daily living (ADLs) while physical therapy focuses mainly on movement and strength.

How often should hand therapy be done?

The frequency of hand therapy sessions will depend on the severity of the condition and the recommendations of the therapist.

What is a common splint used in hand therapy?

A common splint used in hand therapy is the wrist cock-up splint which supports the wrist in a neutral position.

How long does hand therapy typically last?

The duration of hand therapy will vary depending on the condition and the patient's progress, but it often lasts several weeks to several months.

What are some exercises that can be done in hand therapy?

Hand therapy exercises can include squeezing a ball, finger tapping, and finger stretches.

What is sensory re-education in hand therapy?

Sensory re-education is a technique used in hand therapy to help patients regain sensation and coordination after an injury or surgery.

What is the purpose of hand therapy after surgery?

Hand therapy after surgery can help improve range of motion, strength, and function of the hand and prevent complications such as stiffness and swelling.

What is trigger finger and can it be treated with hand therapy?

Trigger finger is a condition where a finger gets stuck in a bent position. It can often be treated with hand therapy techniques such as splinting and exercises.

What is the difference between acute and chronic hand injuries?

Acute hand injuries are sudden and traumatic, while chronic hand injuries develop over time due to repetitive motions or conditions such as arthritis.

Can hand therapy be done at home?

Some hand therapy exercises can be done at home with guidance from a therapist, but it is generally recommended to attend in-person therapy sessions for best results.

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