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Hand therapy

Who we are

We are a group of therapists who are committed to helping you meet your individual goals. We all have vast expertise through experience as well as from advanced study.

Regions Hospital - Rehabilitation Institute - Hand therapy

What we treat

At Regions Hand Therapy, we work with various conditions ranging from repetitive motion disorders and chronic problems to accidents and trauma. These conditions may include but are not limited to the following:

Repetitive motion disorders

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Trigger finger

Chronic problems

  • Arthritis
  • Congenital conditions
  • Neurological conditions

Accident/trauma

  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Crush injuries
  • Fractures
  • Ligaments
  • Musician injuries
  • Nerves
  • Scars
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Tendons
  • Work related injuries
  • Wounds

Lymphedema

  • Post surgical including after cancer surgeries/lymph node removal/radiation
  • Primary or secondary lymphedema
  • Head and neck, leg, arm or trunk lymphedema
  • Post trauma

How we treat

Overall, we strive to provide a continuum of care for you, starting at the time of injury or surgery and continuing rehabilitation through return to daily living and work activities. We work closely with your physician and other health care providers through this process to maximize your recovery.

Hand Therapy - Man with arm in therapy machine

Treatment may include the following:

  • Splint fabrication to prevent, correct or protect injuries
  • Implementation of exercise programs and treatment for motion, dexterity and strength
  • Training in the performance of activities of daily living through adapted methods and equipment
  • Arthritis management including education, exercise, splints and adapted equipment or techniques
  • Management of open or sutured wounds
  • Management of hypertrophic or hypersensitive scars
  • Reduction of swelling
  • Management of acute or chronic pain
  • Desensitization and/or sensory re-education following nerve injury, amputation or trauma
  • Use of physical agent modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, fluidotherapy, hot or cold packs and iontophoresis
  • Prosthetic training
  • Conditioning prior to returning to work
  • Preventive or treatment programs for athletes and musicians
  • Preventive program for workers with cumulative trauma
  • Ergonomic education and training
  • Management of sprains and strains and assistance with return to activities

For information about our individual providers, please go to:

Location & contact information

Rehabilitation Institute Hand Therapy

HealthPartners Specialty Center
401 Phalen Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55130
Phone: 651-254-7700
Fax: 651-254-7705