UnityPoint Health - Madison

Hand Therapy

Maintaining the pain-free use of our hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders is essential to daily activities. Our expert team of certified hand therapists will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to help your reach your full potential! 

Our hand therapists specialize in treating hand and upper extremity conditions, such as: 

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve compressions
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Fractures or dislocations
  • Ligament injuries or repairs
  • Pain syndromes
  • Sprains and strains
  • Surgical reconstructions
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon injuries, repairs or grafts
  • Tendon transfers
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Joint instability
  • Shoulder impingement

Evaluation

Depending on your condition, evaluation may include assessment of your range-of-motion, coordination, strength, edema (swelling), skin/wound conditions, sensation and function in daily living activities such as work, self-care and leisure activities.

Treatment

Treatment is tailored to meet your personal needs. It may include exercise, therapeutic treatments (heat, ultrasound, etc.), customized splinting, adaptive techniques and devices, and/or management of pain and swelling.

Your active involvement will play an important role in your recovery. You will be encouraged to practice and ask questions during therapy to ensure proper use of exercises, equipment and activities. You will also be given programs to continue the therapeutic process at home.

What Sets Us Apart?

Our hand therapy staff offers a high level of expertise, and great communication between all sites and sharing of staff experience. We work closely with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Amy Franta as well as plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Larson to offer the best care coordination and best patient experience possible.

Hand Therapy Locations 

Hand Therapy Services is available at the following clinic locations: 

Schedule an appointment today

Ask your doctor for a referral. For scheduling assistance, please call (608) 417-5050.

Insurance Coverage 

Most health insurance policies include coverage for occupational therapy. If you have questions about your coverage, contact your insurance carrier. Please bring your insurance card with you to your first visit.