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Hand Therapy


Our skilled team of hand rehabilitation therapists in the Binghamton region have over 45 years of combined experience and collaborate closely with plastic and orthopedic surgeons, as well as physicians, to treat a wide array of upper extremity based conditions. Treatment can often begin within days of surgery or injury with the inclusion of a physician’s prescription to maximize function and return to a healthy, productive lifestyle.

What is hand therapy?

The complex and intricate nature of the upper extremity requires a specialized approach when rehabilitation services are necessary. From chronic conditions to recent surgical operations, hand therapy focuses on all injuries related to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. Our Binghamton-area hand therapists implement specialized assessment, planning, and treatment strategies to prevent dysfunction, restore independence, and return individuals to desired life roles.

What is a Certified Hand Therapist?

A CHT is a registered occupational or physical therapist who has a minimum of five years of clinical experience. CHT’s have passed an exam of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper extremity rehabilitation and meet the required gold standard to maintain specialized certification. We offer specialized services from our hand therapists to aid in your physical therapy treatment need in Binghamton and the surrounding communities.

Services provided in the Binghamton area:

  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Hand Therapy
  • Custom splinting
  • Open and sutured wound management
  • Swelling/edema reduction techniques
  • Sensory re-education/desensitization
  • Post-injury care and preventative/conservative treatment
  • Specialized exercise regimens to increase motion and strength
  • Electrical and thermal modalities
  • Ergonomic modification
  • Patient/family education
  • Upper extremity amputation care
  • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid

Get to know your UHS Hand Therapists

Our hand therapists at UHS Vestal Physical and Hand Therapy have a combined 85 years of experience across a wide range of upper extremity conditions.

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