Hand Therapy Services
We Get Your Hands Working Right With Our Certified Hand Therapists.
A certified hand therapist has a minimum of five years and 4,000 or more hours of clinical practice in hand therapy. They must also pass a national exam. This high degree of certification means patients working with an upper extremity injury can often hasten their return to a productive lifestyle.
Any Splint Can Be Custom Fabricated For You On Site
We are very proud to have a highly qualified Hand Therapy staff. Any splint can be custom fabricated for you on site, often while you wait. Our premiere hand team will work to ensure that you are treated compassionately and with respect.
These Are Just A Few Of The Custom Splints We Can Provide On Site:
- CMC Splints
- Ulnar Dorsal Blocking Splint (for nerve repair, tendon injury)
- Flexor/Extensor Splint (tendon injuries / for all zones)
- Resting Elbow Splint (for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)
- PIP Flexion/Extension Splint
- Radial Nerve Injury Extension Splint
- Fracture Bracing
- Resting Volar Wrist Splints
- Resting Hand Splints
- Dupuytrens (with scar mold)
- Silver Ring Splint (Swan Neck)
- Gamekeepers Splint
- Status Post Cubital Tunnel Surgery Long Arm Splint (for Radial Tunnel, TFCC Tear)
Our Goal Is To Help Patients Regain Full Hand And Upper Extremity Function
Hand Therapy Program Injuries to the hand and upper extremities can be complex, involving bone, tendon, nerve and/or skin. Recovery is equally dependent upon expert physician care and early, appropriate therapy. The goal of treatment is to help patients regain full hand and upper extremity function for daily activities.
We Provide Care For Patients With The Following Conditions:
- Cumulative trauma
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tendonitis and trigger finger
- Surgical and non-surgical fractures
- Tendon lacerations
- Wrist and elbow injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Ergonomic Training & Assessment
IRG Specializes In Developing Innovative, Practical Solutions To Some Of The Most Challenging Ergonomics Problems
Ergonomics is a tool used by employers to enhance employee interface with the work area, job tasks, and work systems. IRG has developed specialized risk control consulting services to provide your company with the assistance needed to minimize post injury losses, while maximizing efficiency and comfort in the workplace.
Applied Effectively, Ergonomics Is A Tool That Can Be Used In Manufacturing And Service Industries To:
- Lower workers’ compensation costs
- Reduce injury rates
- Reduce absenteeism
- Lower turnover rates Increase productivity Improve quality
- Benefit employee morale
- Maintain regulatory compliance
- Adapt to an aging workforce - 2008: 62 million people will be 45 and older (group will comprise 40% of US labor force)* - 2008: 25 million workers will be over the age of 55 (48% increase)*
* Marvin V. Greene, Not the Same Old Story, Safety+Health, October 2004
Hand / Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
At IRG We Provide A Positive, Practical And Informative Approach To Helping Patients Care For Their Upper Extremity Conditions.
A qualified hand therapist can identify problems unique to the upper extremities and can effectively treat and rehabilitate patients with conditions that may be the result of an accident or trauma such as fractures, wounds, burns, lacerated or injured tendons or nerves, or amputation of fingers or hands. A hand therapist also works with patients who are disabled from repetitive motion disorders such as cubital tunnel, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and conditions such as arthritis and neurological problems.
We start by conducting a thorough evaluation often within days of the injury or surgery and then develop a recovery plan tailored to the patient’s specific needs. Our focus is on providing a continuum of care throughout the recovery process while valuing the importance of one-on-one time with each patient. Our experienced hand therapists can offer patients help to return them to a productive lifestyle.
Rehabilitation For The Hand And Upper Extremity Areas
- Management of acute or chronic pain
- Desensitization following nerve injury or trauma
- Sensory re-education after nerve injury
- Design and implementation of exercise programs to increase motion dexterity and/or strength
- Training in the performance of daily life skills through adapted methods
- Conditioning prior to returning to work
Our Physical & Hand Therapists Emphasize One-On-One Treatment To Assist Each Patient According To The Nature Of Their Pain And Specific Injury.
Our Post-Surgical program is made up of one-on-one care from a licensed, skilled Physical and Hand Therapists. And it’s designed to get patients out of pain and back to function as quickly and safely as possible. Low back problems, for example, are second only to the common cold as the most frequent cause of lost workdays among working adults 45 and under.
Their Post Surgical Care Treatments Include:
- Patient education with a focus on home exercise programs for mobility, strengthening, stabilization and protective body mechanics to restore function and help avoid future injury.
- Strain-counter strain, a treatment technique designed to greatly reduce muscle pain.
- Joint and muscle mobilization techniques that are designed to restore range of motion and reduce pain.
- Modalities such as cervical and lumbar traction, interferential current (TENS), ultrasound, heat and ice that are used appropriately to help reduce pain, inflammation and muscle guarding.
Specialized Treatments For Post Surgical Care
- Fractures of the hand, wrist and forearm
- Ligament injuries of the wrist and hand
- Tendon and nerve injuries/repairs
- Cumulative trauma (tendonitis, carpel tunnel syndrome, etc.)
Services For Post Surgical Care
- Physical Capacity Evaluation
- Functional Capacity Evaluation
Manual Therapy Post Surgical Care Can Include:
- Craniosacral therapy
- Joint mobilization
- Manual traction
- Muscle energy techniques
- Myofascial release Orthopedic
- Manual Physical Therapy
- Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Trigger point releases
IRG Clinics Have Qualified Staff To Assist You With State-Of-The-Art, High-Quality, Cost-Effective Care For Acute And Chronic Wound Management.
Who Should Be Considered As A Candidate For The Wound Care Clinic?
- Any patient who has a wound, acute or chronic, that is not showing signs of healing after 3 weeks; patients with complicated surgical wounds.
Reasons To Use IRG Wound Care Service
- The provision for optimum care and cost containment has shifted wound care from the inpatient to the outpatient setting.
- Wounds can be demanding, time consuming and costly to manage in the primary care setting.
- The trend in early discharge of patients necessitates provision for continuation of wound assessment and appropriate management.
Our clinicians can improve the outcome of wound care by applying research-based algorithms and protocols to identify and correct impediments to healing.
Wound care based on scientific principle results in an improved rate of healing and makes a positive impact on patient's quality of life.
Wound Care Services Provided:
- Appropriate referrals: surgeon, orthotist, podiatrist, etc.
- Assessment of etiologic factors, wound status and nutritional status;
- Compression therapy for patients with venous ulcers;
- Conservative instrumental debridement and chemical cauterization of hypertrophic tissue and closed wound edges;
- Patient, family and caregiver education;
- Recommendations for basic nutritional support for wound healing (Consultation with a nutritionist would be required for patients with complex nutritional needs);
- Recommendations regarding appropriate topical therapy;
- Recommendations regarding correction of etiologic factors; Vascular and sensory motor assessment;