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Certified Hand Therapy

The Physical Therapy Institute of lllinois has a comprehensive hand therapy program and is home to two experienced Occupational Therapists I Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) specialized in the treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Our Certified Hand Therapists work closely with hand surgeons to develop and follow their protocols for treatment following hand, wrist and elbow surgery. Our Occupational Therapists work to assess all aspects of a person’s life which may affect their ability to function independently and carry out self care, household work and other activities. Our Occupational Therapists are Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) and Graston Technique® Certified that specialize in the following:

  • Scar Tissue Mobilization using Graston Technique®
  • Custom Fabrication of Static and Dynamic Splints
  • Custom Splints for Athletes
  • Joint Mobilization and Exercise to Improve ROM
  • Post Operative Rehabilitation

 

Commonly treated conditions are:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • DeQuervains Tenosynovitis
  • Digital Amputation
  • Hand/Arm Fractures
  • Dupuytrens Disease
  • Tendon Injury I Laceration
  • Nerve Injury I Laceration
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medical Epicondylitis (Golfers Elbow)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Crush Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Many other hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries