About Hand Therapy
Hand Therapy, also known as Occupational Therapy, is the specialized area of rehabilitative therapy focused on the re-strengthening, retraining and recovery associated with the injuries and conditions affecting the hand and upper extremity.
This type of hand therapy requires a special understanding of the biomechanics and intricate network and connectivity of the small bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves of the hand, wrist, elbow and upper arm.
Dr. Jafarnia works closely with some of Houston’s best specialized and board-certified hand therapists, in order to develop a complete treatment plan - including non surgical treatment, as well as preoperative preparation and postoperative strengthening and resumption of function and range of motion.
The primary areas of focus in Hand Therapy include:
- Patient Education
- Wound Care
- Conservative Management
- Post Surgical Rehabilitation
Often times, hand therapy helps the active as well as the amateur and professional athlete alike refine a stance or movement, in order to reduce the risk of either a repetitive stress injury or a first-time as well as recurrent sports-related injury.
The field of hand therapy has advanced significantly over the years. The understanding of the anatomy and function of the hand and upper extremity today rival the technology and therapeutic technique designed to better diagnose, treat and rehabilitate the hand, wrist and elbow.