Injuries and debilitation conditions which may affect the elbow, wrist or hand can significantly limit our work and daily life, that’s why it is important to seek specialized care. Your condition, whether caused by trauma, surgery, degenerative processes or an accumulative strain, requires specialized attention for care and rehabilitative support in order to achieve the best functional outcomes for upper extremity and hand injuries. 

Our hand therapy services are provided by experienced, registered occupational therapists that have obtained specialized knowledge of the upper extremity through advanced training, continuing education courses, and independent study. Our staff offers customized therapeutic programs designed for fast, safe progression to wellness through a comprehensive approach, based on over 25 years of clinical experience.

Commonly treated conditions:

  • Pain syndromes
  • Sensory impairments 
  • Persistent orthopedic swelling
  • Cumulative trauma injuries
  • Fractures of the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand (surgical and closed reduction)
  • Tendon injuries including tendonitis, rupture and surgical reconstruction
  • Connective tissue disorder
  • Arthritis and related conditions like joint replacement, Dupuytren’s Deformities and acute pain flare
  • Acute nerve injuries and neuropathies
  • Sports injuries

Treatments include:

  • Custom, dynamic and static splinting support to promote healing, stabilization and functional support
  • Wound care and post-surgical care
  • Soft tissue and joint mobilization to promote functional mobility and strength with reduced pain
  • Improved fine motor skills and dexterity
  • Individualized education and home programs to enhance recovery
  • The most current treatment interventions to manage your plan of care for achieving the best rehabilitation experience

Certified Hand Therapy

The certified hand therapists at Springfield Clinic are determined to ensure patients regain as much function as possible in their hands, elbows and wrists. The first step to getting back to regular activities is an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. From conservative treatment to post-operative rehabilitation and everything in between, our three hand therapists work closely with your physician to help you move past your injury and back to daily life.

Our hand therapists provide treatment for a wide array of injuries. 

  • Chronic injuries
  • Surgical recovery
  • Fractures
  • Amputations
  • Wounds

Patients can schedule an appointment with one of our therapists at any time. Other central Illinois health care providers may also refer patients to our specialists. For more information on the benefits of hand therapy, call 217.528.7541.