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Hand Therapy

The hand is complex in design, with 27 bones and joints as well as nerves, tendons, muscles, cartilage, and ligaments. There are hundreds of hand injuries and disorders that can affect our ability to function and prevent us from performing day-to-day, routine tasks.

Loyola’s Hand Rehabilitation program, staffed with certified hand occupational therapists who specialize in hand therapy, is prepared to treat the most traumatic industrial hand and upper extremity injuries including:

  • Crush injuries
  • Replantations
  • Amputations
  • Tendon lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Burns
  • Pain syndromes
  • Cumulative trauma disorders

Early intervention and intensive postoperative care focuses on quick healing and recovery of hand movement and function so that you can return to work and get back to your life.

The Loyola Advantage
Loyola offers immediate referrals that reduce the overall recovery time, cut costs and promote quality care; experience in treating acute Level I traumatic hand injuries, staffed with occupational therapists who specialize in hand therapy and are licensed and certified by the Hand Certification Commission; and a team approach with plastic, orthopaedic and trauma physicians collaborating to provide comprehensive interventions. 


  • Evaluation on loss of function
  • Design and construction of custom splints
  • Desensitization and sensory re-education
  • Edema control
  • Scar management
  • Wound management
  • Dexterity training
  • Electromodalities
  • Manual therapy
  • Range of motion
  • Strengthening

Return to Work program

  • Functional assessment and training
  • Job-site visits and consultations
  • Work tolerance
  • Work simulation
  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • Tool/workplace adaptations