The Hand Center offers Certified Hand Therapy (CHT) services at the Pensacola office and state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging services at both the Gulf Breeze and Pensacola locations.
On-site Certified Hand Therapist services offer patients the opportunity to resume daily activities by regaining strength and mobility in their upper extremities. While our on-site imaging and diagnostics make visits even more convenient and accessible.
Certified Hand Therapy Services
Together, our fellowship-trained surgeons and highly skilled Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) will plan an effective treatment regimen to help alleviate symptoms, regain freedom of movement and decrease pain.
Hand Therapists are subspecialty trained Occupational Therapists. They are board-certified in Occupational Therapy with an added qualification in Hand Therapy. This is done through on-the-job training in the hand therapy arena, and they must pass a certification examination based on hand and upper extremity therapy practice.
Our CHTs perform assessments and evaluations in a client-centered, comprehensive approach. They may include musculoskeletal, sensory, cognitive or perceptual evaluation and vascular, skin or connective tissue assessment. Relevant medical, vocational, and/or avocational history intake is also performed along with psychosocial, environmental and other factors that may influence rehabilitation outcomes. A comprehensive plan of care may include a combination of the following:
- ● Therapeutic Activities and Exercise
- ● Post-Surgical/Injury Education
- ● Scar and Pain Management
- ● Sensory Re-Education
● Joint Protection and/or Energy Modification
● Training in Activities of Daily Living
● Training in Adaptive or Assistive Devices (nerve injury/stroke)
● Custom Orthosis Fabrication
Imaging & Diagnostic Services
To make visits as easy and convenient as possible, The Hand Center offers patients access to the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging equipment at both the Gulf Breeze office located at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and at our 9th Avenue location in Pensacola.